PRSA Dallas - January 2020 Newsletter Print


Happy New Year! I’ve heard it said that 2020 is a year of transformation. I can tell you that we’ve been hard at work continuing to transform PRSA Dallas. Our entire team is working hard to offer a fresh and modern voice for the chapter, now the fifth largest in the U.S. An updated governance structure, new signature program offerings, a regional conference, recurring curated content, a revamped website and refreshed brand are all being introduced in 2020.

Join us as we represent the public relations and communications industry in new ways and consider participating in a chapter committee or volunteering to support an upcoming event. There are several terrific opportunities available across the teams listed below. E-mail the committee chair shown below and they’ll get back in touch with how to get involved.

I’m glad you’re a member and I appreciate your contributions to the chapter. I hope you can join us at one of our upcoming events and I look forward to serving as president in 2020.  

James Shackelford, APR
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Monthly Event

Executive and Employee Communications Breakfast with James Lynch, Jan. 23

Live Webinar with Elisabeth Diana, Head of Instagram Communications, Jan. 30

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Upcoming Events and Opportunities

New Member Breakfast, Feb. 12

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APR Spotlight

Make 2020 the year you become accredited!

March panel presentations are currently being scheduled. Email us if you're ready to schedule your panel presentation.

Are you ready to earn your accreditation in public relations? Visit to learn more about becoming an APR. 

APR spring panel presentation

The next APR panel presentation will be held in February 2020 for those considering pursuing their APR certification.

For more information about the APR process please visit the website.

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New Members

Please welcome new and reinstated PRSA Dallas members:

  • Rachel Frost
  • Kayla Ivy
  • Antoinette Nevils
  • Marcela Salazar
  • Kimberly Cox
  • Kim Diggs
  • Chip Matthias
  • Laura D. Barnett
  • Johnathan Eaves
  • Jessica Filante
  • Minnette Velez
  • Susanna Rose Welch
  • Timothy J. Black
  • Meaghan Read



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DFW Communicators Job Bank

Looking for a job? Need to fill a position?

Check out the DFW Communicators Job Bank, a collaborative project providing a single source of news, jobs, events and freelance listings for all sponsoring organizations.

Recent postings:

Marketing Intern

Champion Management, Addison, TX

Public Information Officer IV

Texas Department of Transportation, Mesquite, TX

Assistant Account Executive, Digital

PR Vein, Plano, TX

Senior Internal Communications Specialist

Flowserve, Irving, TX

Manager of Business Development Communications

Dairy MAX, Grand Prairie, TX

Manager, Digital Content and Production

George W. Bush Presidential Center, Dallas, TX

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About PRSA Dallas

The Dallas Chapter of PRSA serves more than 400 practitioners of public relations in North Texas. The chapter was founded in 1950, just three years after the founding of the national society. The chapter provides members with a variety of professional networking opportunities and services, such as the Communicators Job Bank, a monthly newsletter, professional development programs, monthly luncheons, mentoring programs and college outreach programs.


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