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Minnesota PRSA Announces Leadership for 2012

Thursday, March 8, 2012   (0 Comments)
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The Minnesota chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) today announced its new leadership roster for 2012. Minnesota PRSA is the 10th-largest chapter of PRSA, the world’s leading organization for public relations professionals.

“Minnesota PRSA continues to demonstrate the value of public relations to organizations that desire to advance their market presence and brand identity, and help local practitioners grow in their knowledge and advance in their careers,” said Brant Skogrand, APR, president of Minnesota PRSA. “The 2012 Board of Directors is eager to meet the challenges of the rapidly changing industry landscape and to lead the public relations industry forward.”

Minnesota PRSA is comprised of nearly 400 members who represent business and industry, agencies, independent practitioners, military, government, associations, hospitals, schools, professional services firms, education and nonprofit organizations.

The 2012 Minnesota PRSA Executive Committee includes:

  • President – Brant Skogrand, APR, Skogrand PR Solutions, LLC
  • Vice President – Tracy Carlson, APR, Padilla Speer Beardsley
  • Treasurer – Anna Long, APR, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Secretary – Joel Swanson, APR, Risdall Public Relations
  • Ethics Officer – Michael Porter, APR, University of Saint Thomas
  • Immediate Past President – Brooke Worden, APR, Weber Shandwick

The 2012 Minnesota PRSA Board of Directors includes:

  • Susan Beatty, APR, Bremer Financial Services
  • Susan Buckles, APR, Northwest Area Foundation
  • Heather Cmiel, APR, Weber Shandwick
  • Linda Kohl, APR
  • Theresa Skillrud, APR, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
  • Jason Sprenger, APR, FICO

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

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