Join the PR Professionals!
Welcome to the website of the Public Relations Society of America Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter. We are approximately 300 members strong, representing public relations and communications professionals from across our region, from recent college graduates to mid-level professionals to leaders in agency, corporate and nonprofit settings.
As a communicator, you have to keep pace with changes in society, track organizational issues and know the latest trends. PRSA of Southeastern Wisconsin can help you meet these challenges and capitalize on the opportunities offered by them. To that end, we offer:
• Regular professional development presentations
• Ongoing networking events
• Professional accreditation (APR)
• Volunteer and community service opportunities
• Special opportunities for Young Pros
• Leadership roles through Board service
• Recognition through our annual awards program, the Paragons
The Public Relations Society of America Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter was founding in 1951 by Greta W. Murphy, who served as vice president of public relations and development in the Milwaukee School of Engineering. A book entitled “Works Beyond Words: Fifty Plus Stories,” written by Bill Nelson, a former newspaper reporter, covers Milwaukee public relations from 1945-1995.
Our chapter is part of a national organization, chartered in 1947, which is the world’s largest and foremost organization of public relations professionals. With more than 21,000 members, PRSA provides professional development, sets standards of excellence and upholds principles ofethics for its members and, more broadly, the multi-billion dollar global public relations profession.
The national PRSA also advocates for greater understanding and adoption of public relations services, and acts as one of the industry’s leading voices on the important business and professional issues of our time. In addition, there are more than 10,000 students who are members of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) at colleges and universities here and abroad. Our local chapter is actively engaged with several area PRSSA chapters.
Our chapter is only as good as our members. We encourage you to explore this site, learn more about our organization and get involved.