by Marisa Glusich '19 On Monday, March 20, the Otterbein University Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) executive board held elections for the 2017-2018 school year. Abby Dawson, Kerigan McNamara, Courtney Kilmer and Mikayla Pieper are current board members who will be graduating this May.
At the monthly speaker meeting the executive board, along with PRSSA members, unanimously voted in the new board of 14 members.
Six new board positions were added including: Manager for Programming, Manager for Planning, Co-Social Media Manager, Co-Publicity Manager, Content Creator and Vice President for Planning and Programming split into two separate positions.
The chapter added eight new executive board members with six members returning to the board.
Introducing the 2017-2018 Otterbein University PRSSA Executive Board:
President: Brian Hammel Vice President for Communication: Emily Dawson Vice President for Programming: Haylie Schmoll Manager for Programming: Adeline Almendinger Vice President for Planning: Marisa Glusich Manager for Planning: Jenese Wallace Co-Social Media Manager: Lauren Heberling Co-Social Media Manager: Kaitlin Carlisle Co-Publicity Manager: Josh Plichta Co-Publicity Manager: Clara Berglund Secretary: Lindsey Jones Membership Chair: Araina Carpenter Treasurer: Gillian Janicki Content Editor: Sara Anloague
After the voting, Otterbein welcomed the Central Ohio PRSA President, Beth Watkins as the monthly guest speaker. “Remain visible,” Watkins advised Otterbein students as she spoke on her past work history and the challenges she faced while trying different positions.
“You are not alone,” Watkins encouraged students in times of transition or unemployment. “People are going to help you if you’ve done your legwork with maintaining relationships.”