PRSA Richmond Announces 2018 Slate of Officers
The PRSA Richmond membership will vote on the 2018 slate of officers at the Sept. 27 membership meeting. New officers will be installed at the Nov. 30 luncheon.
For a complete overview of the slating process and voting procedures, review Article III, Section 3 of the chapter’s bylaws.
2018 Slate of Officers
Cameron McPherson, APR, works at The Hodges Partnership, a strategic communications and marketing agency in Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom. He helps clients in the higher education and nonprofit sectors land placements in such national outlets as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. He also regularly executes statewide media relations campaigns for clients, like the 2016 reopening of the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia. In addition to being PRSA Richmond’s “No. 1 Fan,” McPherson has served a variety of roles in the chapter, including president-elect, vice president for professional development and vice president for awards, as well as student relations chair and media relations chair.
Judi Crenshaw, APR, is director of communications and development relations for the Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE), a public/private partnership that trains K-12 educators to teach economics and personal finance in Virginia’s schools. She also teaches Social Media for PR and PR Writing at VCU’s Robertson School of Media and Culture. A longtime PRSA Board member, Crenshaw has served as vice president of professional development, vice president of membership and treasurer. She also served as chair of the nonprofit section and on the Virginia Public Relations Awards committee. She has received Virginia Public Relations Awards in Media Relations, Press Conferences, Op-Eds, Video Series, and Events.
Windy Campbell is owner of Campbell Communications, an independent public relations practice specializing in communications strategy, stakeholder engagement and media relations. For 15 years, Campbell has served a variety of clients in the business, healthcare, financial services, transportation and non-profit sectors. Campbell has been an active PRSA Richmond chapter member since 2002. She has served the board as vice president of membership, secretary, treasurer and chair of the independent practitioners section.
Diana Burkett, APR, is the director of communications at the VCU School of Education as well as an adjunct faculty member in the VCU Robertson School of Media and Culture. A graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, she has 11 years of experience in communications and public relations, including at the University of Richmond, Pew Center on Global Climate Change, Edelman Public Relations and Chandler Chicco Companies. On the PRSA board, she has previously served as secretary, public service co-chair, Next Wave chair and individual awards chair for the Virginia Public Relations Awards.
Lindsay Grant, APR, works at The Hodges Partnership, a strategic communications and marketing agency in Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom. She’s been working in public relations for more than 12 years and has been active in PRSA since 2006. She has served on the PRSA Richmond board as hospitality chair, media relations chair and accreditation chair, each for two years respectively.
Cletisha Lovelace, APR, is a communications and media relations strategist with over 15 years of combined experience in higher education, public schools and state government. She currently serves as a public relations and media relations specialist in the public affairs division of the Virginia Department of Social Services. For the past two years, she has served on the PRSA Richmond board as the chair of the diversity and inclusion committee.
Taya Jarman, APR, is an accomplished communications professional with several years’ experience developing and implementing communication strategies that support organizational objectives. She is the communications director for the Virginia Department of Health Office of Family Health Services. In this role, she is responsible for developing guidelines and the overall strategy for the VDHLiveWell brand. She holds a Master of Science degree in strategic public relations from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she studied abroad in China. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and leadership from Christopher Newport University and several certifications from the University of Maryland University College, John Hopkins Bloomsburg School of Public Health and University of South Florida. She has served on the PRSA Richmond board as student relations and public service chairs.