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New APRs July–December 2020

  • Katie Jean Adkisson, APR
    Partner
    REED Public Relations
    Nashville, TN
  • Carrie O. Amox, APR
    Carrie Amox Communications
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Nina Barbero, APR
    Mktg & Commun Mgr
    SWEL Inc.
    Estero, FL
  • Ali Beemer, APR
    Public Relations Representative
    Universal Orlando Resort
    Oviedo, FL
  • Joseph Brad Belote, APR
    Corporate Communications Representative
    Eastman Chemical Company
    Kingsport, TN
  • Jasmine Raquel Bourgeois, APR
    Outreach/Public Affairs Specialist
    Air Force Culture and Language Center
    Montgomery, AL
  • Suzanne Elizabeth Boys, APR
    Professor
    University of Cincinnati
    Cincinnati, OH
  • Samantha Briggs, APR
    Director of Communication
    Widefield School District 3
    Colorado Springs, CO
  • Katina Bush, APR
    Stanford University, R&DE
    South San Francisco, CA
  • Tamara Colbert, APR
    Public Relations Director
    Colbert Comms Strategies
    Prosper, TX
  • Kay L. Colley, APR
    Professor, Mass Communication
    Texas Wesleyan University
    Fort Worth, TX
  • Kendra Davis, APR
    Assistant Director, Marketing & Communications
    Hathaway Brown School
    Shaker Heights, OH
  • Libby Doss-Lloyd, APR
    Communications Manager
    Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau
    Little Rock, AR
  • Derek Duncan, APR
    Commun Coord
    Parkway School District
    Chesterfield, MO
  • Russell D. Elek, APR
    Commun Specialist
    Burlington School District
    South Burlington, VT
  • Jennifer Pilkey Elting, APR
    Senior Public Information Specialist (PIO)
    Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
    Cleveland, OH
  • Ashley E. Erickson, APR
    Public Relations Coord
    Minnesota Association of Professional Employees
    Shoreview, MN
  • Rina E. Foster, APR
    84 Communications
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Suzanne Foti, APR
    Missouri City, TX
  • Nancy Friedman (Rubin), APR
    Commun Manager
    St. Johns River Water Management District
    Jacksonville, FL
  • Erin M. Fulbright, APR
    Public Relations Coord
    Capital Area CASA Association
    Baton Rouge, LA
  • Mark Geary, APR
    Dir, External Communications & Media Relations
    Beaumont Health
    Troy, MI
  • Juliette Gebken-Mayi, APR
    Brand Publicity Manager
    Wyndham Desitnations
    Orlando, FL
  • Michelle Mouton Geiger, APR
    Director, Executive Communication & Advancement
    National CASA/GAL Association for Children
    Atlanta, GA
  • Ginger Geoffery, APR
    Director of Communications
    Canisius High School
    Kenmore, NY
  • Linda L. Goelzer, APR
    Director of Public Relations
    Carter BloodCare
    Dallas, TX
  • Stephanie Loren Graham, APR
    Director of Communications, Senior Editor
    Harvey Mudd College
    Claremont, CA
  • Daniel Groce, APR
    Communications Manager, North America
    Novelis, Inc.
    Smyrna, GA
  • Jeffery Hahn, APR
    Principal
    Hahn Public Communications
    Austin, TX
  • Sara I. Hall, APR
    PR Manager
    Little Giant Ladder Systems
    Springville, UT
  • Kali Hammond, APR
    Account Supervisor
    Poston Communications
    Debary, FL
  • Alison Hawkes, APR
    Lead Public Affairs Specialist
    NASA's Ames Research Center
    San Francisco, CA
  • Justin A. Herndon, APR
    Media Relations Manager
    Allstate
    Land O Lakes, FL
  • Rachel Renae Hicks, APR
    Dir, Commun/Public Relations
    Intermediate District 287
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Justine Houston-Brown, APR
    Senior Account Executive
    Rocket Science Marketing & PR
    Irvine, CA
  • Lindsay L. Hudock, APR
    Adv/PR Instructor
    University of Central Florida
    Lake Mary, FL
  • Heather Huften, APR
    Founder
    The Branded Firm
    Houston, TX
  • Caroline C. Isemann, APR
    Public Relations Coord
    Woman's Hospital
    Baton Rouge, LA
  • Courtney Lee James, APR
    Manager, Corporate Communications
    WestRock
    Atlanta, GA
  • Anisa Sullivan Jimenez, APR
    Director, Communications
    Oconee Coutny Schools
    Athens, GA
  • Ivy Y. Johnson, APR
    Public Information Officer
    TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development
    Nashville, TN
  • Christopher L. Jones, APR
    Associate Director, Web Content & Strategy
    VCU School of the Arts (VCUarts)
    Richmond, VA
  • Rachel Kerstetter, APR
    Communications Manager
    Goldstein Group Communications
    Tampa, FL
  • Kimberly Yeonsoo Kim, Ph.D., APR
    Associate Professor
    James Madison University
    Harrisonburg, VA
  • Melissa Kindall, APR
    Manager, Social Media & Digital Communications
    Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries
    Middletown, PA
  • Tamara Mungin King, APR
    Community Relations Director
    Richland Library
    Columbia, SC
  • Andrea Knies, APR
    Commun Dir
    Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County
    Bradenton, FL
  • Eleni A. Kouvatsos, APR
    PR/Commun Manager
    First Watch Restaurants
    Sarasota, FL
  • Wendi L. Koziol, APR
    Senior Vice President, Managing Director
    Public Communications Inc.
    Chicago, IL
  • Charla S. Kucko, APR
    Sr. PR Counselor
    McDougall Communications
    Rochester, NY
  • Kolby Lynn Kucyk, APR
    Communications Manager
    Florida's Sports Coast
    Trinity, FL
  • Christina M. Kunzman, APR
    Public Information Officer
    Broome-Tioga BOCES
    Endwell, NY
  • Jacqueline A. Labrecque, APR
    Poston Communications
    Oviedo, FL
  • Sarah Anne Lake, APR
    Community Engagement Coordinator, Economic Development & External Relations
    Omaha Public Power District
    Omaha, NE
  • Monica D. Lester, APR
    Public Info Spec
    Captial Region BOCES
    Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Madison Fisler Lewis, APR
    Communications Assistant
    North Carolina Housing Finance Agency
    RALEIGH, NC
  • Melissa Greco Lopes, APR
    Assistant Director of Marketing and Communication
    St. John Fisher College
    Rochester, NY
  • Heather L. Lumpp, APR
    Account Supervisor, PR
    Mower
    Charlotte, NC
  • Melissa Martinez, APR
    Chief Communication Officer
    El Paso Independent School District
    El Paso, TX
  • Alexander Mayster, APR
    Commun Coord
    Evergreen Park School District 124
    Wheaton, IL
  • Vicki Ann McDonald, APR
    Communications Manager
    JumpStart Inc.
    Cleveland, OH
  • Bo McMillan, APR
    Senior Media Relations Coordinator
    The Christ Hospital Health Network
    Cincinnati, OH
  • Julie K. Moore, APR
    Communications Coordinator
    City of Shorewood
    Shorewood, MN
  • Christine M. Moran, APR
    Public Relations Specialist
    TravelNevada/Nevada Division of Tourism
    Carson City, NV
  • Laurie V. Nehring, APR
    Communications Director
    American Red Cross
    Murphysboro, IL
  • Kay Magdalena Nissen, APR
    Captain
    354th Fighter Wing
    Eielson Afb, AK
  • Lori A. O'Donley, APR
    Communication Lead
    Lockheed Martin
    Sacramento, CA
  • Louise C. Oliver, APR
    President
    Peritus PR
    Birmingham, AL
  • Kelly Fitzgibbon O'Malley, APR
    Principal
    O'Malley Hansen Communications
    Saint Louis, MO
  • Julie Suzanne O'Neil, APR
    Associate Dean
    Texas Christian University
    Fort Worth, TX
  • Lee Ortega, APR
    Tallahassee, FL
  • Michele Renee Papakie, APR
    Associate Professor
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    Eighty Four, PA
  • Casey Pearce, APR
    Associate Director of External Relations & Marketing
    NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine - Arkansas
    State University, AR
  • Adam R. Pope, APR
    Public Relations Specialist
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Birmingham, AL
  • Craig Pugh, APR
    President
    Public Communications Inc.
    Tampa, FL
  • Richard Pulvino, APR
    Manager, Corporate Communications & Social Media
    ESL Federal Credit Union
    Rochester, NY
  • Ryan A. Reyes, APR
    Mgr, commun & Community Rel Support
    Peel District School Board
    Milton, ON
  • Andre Riley, APR
    Director of Communications
    Baltimore City Public Schools
    Baltimore, MD
  • Angela Roeber, APR
    Director of Communications
    Project Harmony Child Advocacy Center
    Omaha, NE
  • Ian D. Rollins, APR
    Marketing/PR Strategist I
    Samaritan Health Services
    Corvallis, OR
  • Telly Rowbotham, APR
    VP, Communications & Engagement
    Minneapolis Area REALTORS
    Minnetonka, MN
  • Angela S. Roxas, APR
    Global Public Relations, Americas
    Sandvik Coromant
    Ridgewood, NJ
  • Nina G. Salvaggio, APR
    Rockledge, FL
  • Laitin A. Schwerin, APR
    Senior Account Executive
    On Ideas
    Sarasota, FL
  • Brigitta A. Shouppe, APR
    Self-employed
    Lakeland, FL
  • Abigail G. Singrey, APR
    Branding & PR Manager
    TTCU Federal Credit Union
    Tulsa, OK
  • Heather Kay Smith, APR
    Director, Corporate Communications & Brand
    Koerber Supply Chain
    Denver, CO
  • Emily J. Tackaberry, APR
    Senior director, corporate communications
    AllianceRx Walgreens Prime
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Jennifer Tan, APR
    Senior Media Relations Associate
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital
    Cincinnati, OH
  • Patrick Thelen, APR
    Assistant Professor
    San Diego State University
    San Diego, CA
  • Ashley-Michelle Thublin, APR
    Exec Dir, Commun
    Asheville City Schools
    Candler, NC
  • Kayla Tishcoff, APR
    School Communications Specialist
    Peel District School Board
    Toronto, ON
  • Jennifer M. Tomes, APR
    Utility Market/Digital Video Coord
    Port St. Lucie Utility Systems
    Fort Pierce, FL
  • Megan Ariella Treat, APR
    Owner + Principal
    Treat Public Relations
    Anaheim, CA
  • Zachary A. Twigg, APR
    Sr Consultant, Multimedia/Brand Devel
    AECOM
    Tampa, FL
  • Jarold C. Vannatta, APR
    Managing Director of Communications, Marketing & Customer Experience
    TriMet
    Portland, OR
  • Marisa del C Vega Velez, APR
    Public Relations Consultant
    San Juan, PR
  • Melissa Vela-Williamson, APR
    Communication Strategist |PR & Marketing Consultant
    MVW Communications
    San Antonio, TX
  • Elizabeth Mary Wales, APR
    Director, Communications
    Care Design New York
    Clifton Park, NY
  • Valonia Walker, APR
    Communication Specialist
    Aldine Independent School District
    Houston, TX
  • Brandi Watkins, APR
    Assistant Professor
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • Dave Whitman, APR
    Principal, Corporate Communications Director
    SmithGroup
    Detroit, MI
  • Madeline Winkler, APR
    Communications Specialist
    Dynetics, Inc.
    Huntsville, AL
  • David Frost Wolpert, APR
    Account Manager
    The Bulleit Group
    Dallas, TX

New APR+Ms July–December 2020

  • Martin L. Carey, APR+M
    Technical Director
    White House Television
    Arlington, VA
  • Paula Diane Dunn, APR+M
    Reserve Public Affairs Officer
    Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
    San Diego, CA
  • John Fage, APR+M
    Director, Navy Office of Community Outreach
    USN / Navy Office of Community Outreach
    Bartlett, TN
  • Desiree E.F. Frame, APR+M
    Public Affairs Officer
    USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)
    Norfolk, VA
  • Molly J. Fresher, APR+M
    Public Affiars Officer
    US Navy - Navel Public Affairs Support Element West
    Chula Vista, CA
  • Joshua Adam Frey, APR+M
    Office of the Secretary of Defense Public Affairs
    Alexandria, VA
  • Alexander Michael Gamble, MA, APR+M
    Chief Petty Officer in Charge
    Navy Public Affairs Support Element, West Detachment Hawaii
    Honolulu, HI
  • Timothy Patrick Gorman, APR+M
    Public Affairs Officer
    USS George H.W. Bush (CVN77)
    Norfolk, VA
  • Clayton Alan Groover, APR+M
    Commun Strat Officer
    United States Marine Corps
    San Diego, CA
  • Michelle M. Johnson, APR+M
    Public Affairs Sergeant Major
    U.S. Army Europe/Korea
    APO, AE
  • Aaron Vincent Kakiel, APR+M
    Public Affrs Community Mgr
    U/S. Navy Bureau of Naval PErsonnel - THREE (BUPERS-3)
    Germantown, TN
  • David A. Morris, APR+M
    Commun Strat/Operations Officer
    United States Marine Corps
    San Diego, CA
  • John F. Sharpe, APR+M
    Public Affairs Officer
    Office of the Navy, Chief of Information
    Glenelg, MD
  • James F. Stenger, APR+M
    United States Marine Corps
    San Marcos, CA
  • Cassandra Debra Thompson, APR+M
    Public Affairs Officer
    Submarine Group 7
    FPO, AP
  • Marycate Walsh, APR+M
    Public Affairs Officer
    U.S. NAVY
    Norfolk, VA
  • Jennifer Marie Zingalie, MBA, APR+M
    Public Affairs Specialist
    Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center
    Suffolk, VA