Welcome to the PRSA Arkansas Chapter

Located in Little Rock, Ark., the Arkansas Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is dedicated to developing and enriching the professional lives of public relations practitioners. The chapter seeks to build an understanding and support for public relations throughout the business community and within the academic community for future practitioners. From monthly meetings and professional development seminars to awards competitions and promotion of the profession, the chapter provides a number of opportunities to enhance professional growth and network throughout the year.

Hospitality Committee is looking for volunteers!

If you are looking for a fun and easy way to get involved in your PRSA chapter, please consider volunteering for the hospitality committee. Members are needed to welcome and check-in guests at the monthly meetings. Please contact Rebecca Brockman rbrockman@goodwillar.org to sign up and for more information.


 Compass Award Nominations Due Friday, Aug. 8

Arkansas PRSA is accepting nominations for the Tom Steves Sr. Compass Award. Instituted in 2009, this award recognizes Arkansas PRSA members who have an outstanding record of mentoring. It honors the memory of Tom Steves Sr., who, during his long and distinguished career, was an inspiration and mentor to countless young professionals.

To be considered, candidates must meet the following criteria:
• Leadership in guiding and inspiring the careers of entry-level and young PR professionals.
• Perpetuating the highest standards of the profession in a selfless role as a mentor.
• Leadership in the development of the practice of public relations.
• Demonstration of the highest standards of ethical conduct.

Visit our chapter website for full nomination guidelines and download the nomination form here. Submit nomination forms to Heide Harrell, APR (hharrell@stoneward.com) by Friday, Aug. 8. 

The winner of this year’s Compass Awardwill be recognized Sept. 18 as part of the annual Prism Awards Ceremony.


Welcome New Members

Elizabeth Michael
Public Relations Account Executive

Rachael Wood
Client Service Coordinator
Small and Associates Financial

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