Committees

Join a committee: We need you!

Volunteering provides public relations professionals with opportunities to give back to their communities, the public relations field and communications students. It is also a great avenue for personal and professional development and a networking forum. PRSA encourages all of its members to consider utilizing their skills, experience and expertise by volunteering with PRSA.

PRSA images 004Our committee chairs are always looking for volunteers and have a variety of opportunities available to fit any schedule. Volunteers must be chapter members. If you would like to volunteer or would like more information, contact any of the committee chairs below.

Blogging, Social media and  Communications Committee
Would you like to get involved in chapter communications? We have plenty of opportunities, including writing a blog about a luncheon or a hot industry topic, live-tweeting during a chapter event or drafting emails recapping the awesome things our chapter is doing. If you’re interested, please contact Sara Rude at srude@c-k.com

Paragons Committee
Help recognize the great work chapter members do by serving on this committee which is responsible for coordinating the annual Paragon Awards competition. Responsibilities include developing and coordinating competition rules and the Call-for-Entries, coordinating judging with another PRSA chapter or chapters and planning the annual awards luncheon. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Heidi Fendos at heidi@fendospr.com

Public Service Committee
Repairers of the Breach has undergone many changes in the last year and is suffering from a bit of PR crisis after its executive director and founder, MacCanon Brown, was asked to step down. The homeless day shelter is now seeking PR assistance to formulate a plan to let donors and the public know that they are still serving Milwaukee’s homeless population and that good things are happing there. To join this committee, please contact Don Klein at donklein99@wi.rr.com

PRO DAY Committee
PRO Day is a half day event PRSA hosts for college students. It typically begins with our monthly luncheon, followed by resume critiques and four break outs on a variety of topics. If you would like to help plan this event, provide resume critiques or serve on a panel in one of our break outs, please contact: Heidi Fendos at heidi@fendospr.com

Speakers Bureau
Would you be willing to share your expertise with some future professionals? PRSA has a speakers bureau that college faculty regularly access for guest speakers in their classes and PRSSA chapters access for speaker events. If you would like to serve as a speaker, please contact Sara Rude at srude@c-k.com

Young Pros Committee
Would you like to be a part of the committee that plans the quarterly Young Pro events? It’s a great way to meet young professionals in the industry and to network. To get involved email: PRSAwisYP@gmail.com

Mentor Program
The Mentor Program is an opportunity for seasoned PR professionals to connect with Young Pros at events and socials to share knowledge and experience in the field.  If you are interested in participating in the Mentor Program, please contact Katharine Braunschweiger at kbraunschweiger@bader-rutter.com