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New APRs January–December 2023

  • Sara Alfano, APR
    Public Information Specialist
    city of Tallahassee
    Tallahassee, FL
  • Caitlyn Anderson, APR
    Communication Specialist
    Pushing The Envelope
    Fort Myers, FL
  • Lisa Arledge-Powell, APR
    President
    Media Source
    Columbus, OH
  • James E. Barnes, APR
    Communications and PR
    Arlington, TN
  • Denise Barr, APR
    Director of Communications and Public Engagement
    Huntly Community School District 158
    Cary, IL
  • Tammy Battaglia, APR
    Communications Manager
    Tenet Health
    Hadley, MI
  • Abby E. Bell, MA, APR
    Communications Specialist
    Cloverland Electric Cooperative
    Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Lisa Bergson, APR
    Assistant Professor
    Bridgewater State University
    Bridgewater, MA
  • Madison Breuer, APR
    Jr Account Executive
    Serendipit Consulting
    Phoenix, AZ
  • Alexson Calahan, APR
    Owner
    Small Adventures Communications
    Urbandale, IA
  • Samona Caldwell, APR
    Government Affairs Coordinator
    State Farm Insurance
    Signal Hill, CA
  • John H. Campbell, APR
    Director, Public Affairs
    U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart
    Germany
  • Gina Kremer Cannon, APR
    Owner
    GKC PR
    Golden, CO
  • Steve L. Carr, APR
    Director, University Communication
    UNM Communications and Marketing
    Albuquerque, NM
  • Kendra Carter, APR
    Communications & Marketing Manager
    Auburn University
    Auburn, AL
  • Taylor Castillejo, APR
    Public Relations Specialist
    Tombras
    Knoxville, TN
  • Sheba Clarke, APR
    Public Relations Coordinator
    Grandview C4 School District
    Grandview, MO
  • Teddi Cliett, APR
    Director
    Three Box Strategic Communications
    Dallas, TX
  • Amy Grace Climenhage, APR
    Account Manager
    Sachs Media
    Tallahassee, FL
  • Ben Coldagelli, APR
    Senior Account Director
    Gooden Group
    Edmond, OK
  • Nancy A. Cole, APR
    Public Information Specialist
    Capital Region BOCES
    Fayetteville, NY
  • Marcus Windham Creel, MS, APR
    Director, Business Development and Recruitment
    Irwin Fritchie Urquhart Moore & Daniels, LLC
    New Orleans, LA
  • Lori Croy, APR
    Director of Communications
    MO Dept. of Commerce & Insurance
    Jefferson City, MO
  • Kendra Cummings, APR
    Media Relations Manager
    Special Olympics
    Temple Terrace, FL
  • Ray Day, APR
    Vice Chair
    Stagwell
    Canton, MI
  • Mary Deloney-Logan, APR
    Communications Specialist
    Cromwell Architects Engineers
    Little Rock, AR
  • Sonja Dosti, APR
    Public Information Officer
    Fresno County
    Fresno, CA
  • Jaime Dunkle, APR
    Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing
    Campus Services
    Tulane University
    New Orleans, LA
  • Erin Dunsey, APR
    Communication Manager
    Peoria Unified School District
    Peoria, AZ
  • Ian Hunter Dyke, APR
    Government Relations & Advocacy Communication Specialist
    World Vision USA
    Greenville, SC
  • Sarah J. Farlee, APR
    Communications Manager
    FreeState Electric Cooperative
    Lawrence, KS
  • Rachael Farr, APR
    Corporate Communications Director
    Robins & Morton
    Trussville, AL
  • Angelica Flynn, APR
    Associate Vice President
    AKCG Public Relations Counselors
    Gl;assboro, NJ
  • Jessica Gallen, APR
    Senior Account Executive
    Laughlin Constable Public Relations (LCPR)
    Chicago, IL
  • Nealy Danielle Gihan, APR
    Public Relations Counselor
    The Meridian Group
    Virginia Beach, VA
  • Kristine Marie Glenn, APR
    Principal
    Fat Cat Communications
    Cincinnati, OH
  • Leonard Greenberger, APR
    Vice President
    AKCG Public Relations Counselors
    Gaithersbsurg, MD
  • Jon Griffith, APR
    Account Supervisor
    Paul Werth Associates
    Columbus, OH
  • Ozgur Gungor, APR
    Communication Manager
    ARUP
    New York, NY
  • Carmella Gutierrez, APR
    AVP Communications
    HCA HEALTHCARE
    Henderson, NV
  • Michael Gutierrez, APR
    Head of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs
    Hikvision
    Celnia, TXIL
  • Kurtis E. Gwartney, APR
    Sr Director of Communications
    Phillips Theological Seminary
    Tulsa, OK
  • Melanie Harr-Hughes, APR
    Director, Marketing & Brand Associate Professor
    Kimray
    Edmond, OK
  • Eliza Heidelberg, APR
    Public Relations Supervisor
    Peritus Public Relations
    Birmingham, AL
  • Kathryn Hobgood Ray, APR
    Director, Public Relations & National Media Relations
    Ochsner Health
    Memphis, TN
  • Andrew Horansky, APR
    Senior Manager
    Eaton
    Bay Village, OH
  • Katie James, APR
    Public Relations Strategist
    Lessing-Flynn
    Des Moines, IA
  • Aaron Jones, APR
    Head of Media
    STV
    New York, NY
  • Elizabeth Katona, APR
    Media Relations & Public Affairs Manager
    Orlando Health
    Orlando, FL
  • Anna Klyueva, Ph.D., APR
    Associate Professor
    UHCL
    Friendswood, TX
  • Nicole M. Koharik, APR
    Senior Director, Corporate Brand & Communications
    PartSource
    Brunswick, OH
  • Janet Mignon Kucia, APR
    Professor, Communication & Public Relations
    Douglas County School System
    Douglasville, GA
  • Portia Lake, APR
    Director of Public Information
    Douglas County School System
    Douglasville, GA
  • Maggie LaMar, APR
    Senior Communications Coordinator
    HDR
    Indianapolis, IN
  • Diane Lang, APR
    Director, Social Media
    Nationwide Children's Hospital
    Upper Arlington, OH
  • Olivia Logan, APR
    Communications Specialist
    Booz Allen Hamilton
    Washington, DC
  • Thomas J. Logue, APR
    Director of Crisis Communication
    AKCG - Public Relations Counselors
    Glendora, NJ
  • Maribeth Macica, APR
    Senior Public Information Specialist
    WSWHE BOCES
    Stillwater, NY
  • Michelle Franzen Martin, APR
    Manager, System and Community PR
    Corewell Health
    Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
  • Allison Matthews, APR
    News Editor
    Mississippi State University
    Mississippi State, MS
  • John McCartney, APR
    Principal
    Jmac PR LLC
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Sandra McGrew, APR
    Director of External Affairs
    Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
    Little Rock, AR
  • Candace Kay McGuyre, APR
    Corporate Marketing Director
    Baptist Health Care Corporation
    Milton, FL
  • Rachel A. Mecham, APR
    Corporate Communications Manager
    Centralia, WA
  • Nicole Marie Moon, APR
    Communications and Public Involvement Coord.
    WSP USA
    Gilbert, AZ
  • LeAnne Morman, APR
    Independent PR Practitioner
    Morman Enterprises, LLC
    Omaha, NE
  • Jess Nerren, APR
    Full-time Lecturer
    CSU San Bernardino
    San Bernardino, CA
  • Kerri Nettles, APR
    Senior Public and Community Relations Coord.
    Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Little Rock, AR
  • Iva Petrosino, APR
    Director of Communications
    Gates Chili Central School District
    Rochester, NY
  • Ryan Philbrick, APR
    Chief of Staff and Senior Strategist
    TekSynap
    Washington, DC
  • Joshua Planos, APR
    Vice President of Communications & Public Relations
    Better Business Bureau, Inc.
    Lincoln, NE
  • Stacy Porter, APR
    Public Relations Director
    Dayton Children's Hospital
    Dayton, OH
  • Kim Balio Quill, APR
    Marketing Communications Manager
    Dayton Children's Hospital
    Dayton, OH
  • Kelly Rabalais, APR
    VP, Communications & Strategy
    St. Tammany Health System
    Covington, LA
  • Robert Reinheimer, APR
    Public Affairs officer
    U.S. Navy
    San Diego, CA
  • Natalie Rodriguez, APR
    Director of External Relations
    Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management
    Indianapolis, IN
  • Aimee D. Romero, APR
    Chief Communications and Development Officer
    Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Nicole Rose, APR
    Head, PR & Corporate Communications
    Nikola Corporation
    Phoenix, AZ
  • Jan Schaefer, APR
    Communications Director
    Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
    Madison, MS
  • Kristyna Selph, APR
    Strategic Communications Partner
    Tennessee Valley Authority
    Graysville, TN
  • Thomasena F. Shaw, APR
    Professor
    Bridgewater State University
    Bridgewater, MA
  • Nicole Klay Shearer, APR
    Director of Public Relations
    KPS3
    Reno, NV
  • Tina Sheesley, APR
    Director, Public Relations/Marketing
    Adventist HealthCare
    Gaithersburg, MD
  • Kristelle Siarza Moon, APR
    Owner/CEO
    Siarza
    Albuquerque, NM
  • Michelle C. Smith McDonald, APR
    Senior Director, Media Relations
    San Jose State University
    San Jose, CA
  • Katie Solovey, APR
    Media Relations/Service Line Marketing Manager
    Dayton Children's Hospital
    Centerville, OH
  • Angela Sommers, APR
    Marketing Strategist
    Cooperative Education Service Agency #10
    Chippewa Falls, WI
  • LaShana A. Sorrell, APR
    Marketing Manager, Business Development
    Southern Veterinary Partners
    Homewood, AL
  • Andrew Stacy, APR
    Public Affairs Specialist
    USDA - Rural Development
    Morgantown, WV
  • Andrew Staub, APR
    Communications Manager
    Rite Aid Healthy Futures
    New Freedom, PA
  • Cristal Steuer, APR
    Executive Director, Strategy & Placement
    TVP Communications
    Charlton, MA
  • John Jason Stevens, IV, APR
    Public Affairs Officer
    U.S. Navy
    Chula Vista, CA
  • Jennifer Suarez, APR
    Director of Marketing and Communications
    William Peace University
    Raleigh, NC
  • Nicole Swann, APR
    VP, Communications
    ICBA
    Washington, DC
  • Jayme Madison Taylor, APR
    Executive Director of Communications
    Lake Stevens School District
    Arlington, WA
  • Chrystelle E. Thames, APR
    Director of Communications
    The Baptist Children's Village
    Clinton, MS
  • Rae R. Timberlake, APR
    Deputy Public Affairs Officer
    Naval Special Warfare Group One
    Chula Vista, CA
  • Savannah E. Tranchell, APR
    Senior Communications Specialist
    Energy Northwest
    Kennewick, WA
  • Juanita I.C. Traughber, APR
    Director of Marketing & Communications
    University School of Nashville
    Nashville, TN
  • Erica S. Van Ross, APR
    Chief Communications Strategist & Principal
    Dotte Communications Strategies
    Charlotte, NC
  • Heidi Vega, APR
    Director of Communications
    Arizona School Boards Association
    Phoenix, AZ
  • Chris Vessell, APR
    Marketing Director
    Cullman Parks & Recreation
    Cullman, AL
  • Darcel Walker, APR
    Director, Public Affairs
    CaroMont Health
    Gastonia, NC
  • Darcy Wallace, APR
    National Marketing Communications Manager
    America Heart Association
    Arvada, CO
  • Hanlon Pritchard Walsh, APR
    Director of Strategy
    Peritus Public Relations
    Birmingham, AL
  • Sondra J. Whalen, APR
    Director of Student Programs and Communication
    VVS Central Schools
    Verona, NY
  • Lea Marie Whitlock, APR
    Public Relations Manager
    Stone Ward
    Little Rock, AR
  • Rory Williams, APR
    Director of Communications & Marketing
    Rockefeller University Press
    New York, NY
  • Shannon Williamson, APR
    Media Specialist
    LCEC
    Cape Coral, FL
  • Tashauna Wilson, APR
    Public Information Specialist
    Broward County Board of County Commissioners
    Plantation, FL
  • Caleb Yarbrough, APR
    Public Relations Account Manager
    CJRW
    Little Rock, AR
  • Jonathan A. Yost, APR
    Senior Marketing & Communications Specialist
    Oregon PERS
    Bend, OR
  • Megan Leanna Zamora, APR
    Director of Internal Communications
    Poarch Band of Creek Indians
    Atmore, AL
     

New APR+Ms January–December 2023

  • James Adams, APR+M
    Office of Information
    U.S. Navy
    Leesburg, VA
  • Candice Nicole Allen, APR+M
    Chief, Public Affairs
    Air Force Reserve
    Federal Way, WA
  • Ryan Alvis, APR+M
    Strategic Communication Supervisor
    U.S. Secret Service
    Arlington, VA
  • Courtney Avon, APR+M
    Public Affairs Officer
    U.S. Navy
    Chula Vista, CA
  • Eric A. Bohnenkamp, APR+M
    Communication Strategy & Operations Officer
    U.S. Marine Corp
    San Diego, CA
  • Travis Callaghan, APR+M
    U.S. Navy
    Norfolk, VA
  • Donyelle K. Davis, MA, APR+M
    Public Affairs Specialist
    U.S Forest Service
    Columbia, SC
  • Nicholas Cline, APR+M
    Major
    U.S. Marine Corp
    Oceanside, CA
  • Jonathan X. Coronel, APR+M
    U.S. Marine Corp
    U.S. Navy
    San Diego, CA
  • Taija Griffin, APR+M
    Public Relations Officer
    U.S. Navy
    San Diego, CA
  • Daniel Hawkins, APR+M
    Chief Strategy & Assessments
    HQ Air, Education& Training Command
    Cibolo, TX
  • Mark W. McDonough, Jr., APR+M
    Communication Strategy & Operations Director
    U.S. Marine Corp Base Hawaii
    San Diego, CA
  • John Mike, APR+M
    Public Affairs Officer
    U.S. Navy
    San Diego, CA
  • Emily Pumphrey, APR+M
    Public Affairs Officer
    United States Navy
    Oxon Hill, MD
  • Nicholas Spaleny, APR+M
    Public Affairs Officer
    U.S. Navy
    San Diego, CA
  • Lauren Spaziano, APR+M
    Public Affairs
    San Diego, CA
  • Jarred Reid-Dixon, APR+M
    Public Affairs Officer
    U.S. Navy
    Chula Vista, CA
  • Rae R. Timberlake, APR+M
    Deputy Public Affairs Officer
    Naval Special Warfare Group One
    CHULA VISTA, CA