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Message from your President

2020 PRSA Palm Beach President

I hope you enjoyed wonderful holidays with family and friends and found some time to reflect and prepare to start 2020 off strong.

PRSA Palm Beach is starting the year off strong and is ready to help you make 2020 your best year yet! That’s a big claim, so stick with us as we deliver for you.

In 2020, PRSA Palm Beach is focused on preparing you for your best future, and the chapter is better prepared for the future as well. The Nominating Committee for our 2020 leaders (Thank you, Corrie Keller, APR and Karen Galanaugh, APR, MSM) evolved the annual process for preparing a slate of chapter officers into succession planning to better identify, recruit and train leaders. 

What a sharp team of leaders PRSA Palm Beach has on its Board. I could not be more excited to serve you with them this year.

And, I must praise and thank Karen Galanaugh, APR, MSM. Without question Karen was an exceptional president and tireless leader for our chapter this past year. Being president-elect under her gave me an amazing vantage on a remarkable role model. She left a mark through what she created and led (Palm Awards, an ethics program duplicated by other chapters and being considered nationally), but she stands out most for the creativity, enthusiasm and strategic thinking with which she led. We are fortunate to have had Karen as our chapter president, and I am grateful to have her as a friend.

Programs

Whether you orchestrate influencer marketing, an internal newsletter or media relations we all know that Content Is King. And our member surveys tell the same tale, so we put our greatest emphasis on programs for you for 2020. We have an amazing line up that includes the highest-rated programs from top international conferences including PRSA ICON. In fact, our star-stunned list of speakers for the year include four chairmen from PRSA’s national board, including the chair-elect.

The February 24 program (PR Measurement Success for Everyone at 11:30 a.m., Holiday Inn Palm Beach Airport) gives a taste of the caliber of content PRSA Palm Beach will deliver for marketing professionals in Palm Beach County.

Between presentations at two international conferences, Johna Burke, measurement and industry goddess and Global Managing Director of the International Association for the Measurement and Evaluation of Communication (the world's largest media intelligence and insights professional organization) will put attendees ahead of the game by sharing the most significant global trend, best practices and free resources to empower better use of measurement that can tie your work to the bottom line of your organization. RSVP now, she is amazing.

Make 2020 your best year by networking or volunteering. We’ve created several opportunities for people to become involved even if it just for one day—like helping onsite at a single program or event.

Better yet, become accredited. Attend the 2020 APR Boot Camp in Fort Lauderdale on February 26. Special thanks to Becky Peeling, MS, APR who developed and led our accreditation program so well for many years, and to Lady Hereford, APR for taking over this important chapter role.

I look forward to seeing you January 23 at our Media Training for the C-Suite professional development luncheon and at many other outstanding events this year.

With my best regards,
John Deveney, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA, IABC Fellow
President of DEVENEY
2020 President, Palm Beach Chapter
Public Relations Society of America

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