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Minnesota PRSA Announces Leadership for 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013   (0 Comments)
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The Minnesota chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)announces its new leadership for 2013. Minnesota PRSA is the ninth largest chapter of PRSA, the world’s leading organization for public relations professionals.

“More organizations today understand that their actions are scrutinized by an informed, sophisticated and well-connected public. They know they need strategic communications to build and protect their reputations,” said Tracy Carlson, APR, Minnesota PRSA president. “As one of the nation’s most active PRSA chapters, we have a strong 2013 leadership team who will focus on promoting our profession and equipping members to be strong, confident communications counselors.”

Minnesota PRSA is comprised of more than 350 professionals from agency, corporate, non-profit, government and freelance sectors. The chapter’s leadership consists of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors as follows:

Executive Committee

  • President – Tracy Carlson, APR, Director, Media Relations, Padilla Speer Beardsley
  • Vice President – Anna Lewicki Long, APR, Communications Director, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Treasurer – Joel Swanson, APR, President, Risdall Public Relations
  • Secretary – Jason Sprenger, APR, President, Game Changer Communications
  • Ethics Officer – Dr. Michael Porter, APR, Director, Master of Business Communication Program, University of Saint ThomasImmediate Past President – Brant Skogrand, APR, Chief Communications Officer, Skogrand PR Solutions, LLC


  • Angela Babb, APR, Director of Communications, American Academy of Neurology
  • Susan Beatty, APR, Public Relations and Social Media Manager, Bremer Financial Services
  • Susan Buckles, APR, Public Relations Specialist, Northwest Area Foundation
  • Heather Cmiel, APR, Account Director, Weber Shandwick
  • Eva Keiser, APR, Principal, the plural i
  • Theresa Skillrud, APR, Communications Consultant,Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Minnesota PRSA 1660 Highway 100 South, Suite 500-309 Minneapolis MN 55416 Phone: 952-237-9258 Email:

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