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Tanner Named to Board of Directors of PRSA-Detroit

Dec 10, 2009

DETROIT - Members of the Public Relations Society of America's Detroit Chapter, have elected its 2010 officers and directors. All appointments are effective January 1, 2010. Elected to three-year terms as directors on the board are:  Dan Artman, APR (re-election), consultant;  John Austerberry, APR, senior media relations specialist, DTE Energy; Don Tanner, founding partner, Tanner Friedman; Jennifer Wilt, senior account executive, Airfoil Public Relations.

Officers elected to one-year terms, their professional titles and business affiliations include:  President: Rich Donley, APR, vice president, Airfoil Public Relations; Vice President: Susan Ferraro, APR, Volare Public Relations; Treasurer: Jennifer Flowers, APR, senior public relations officer, Henry Ford Health System; Secretary: Susan Schwandt, APR, public relations director, Health Alliance Plan; Past President: Kim Skeltis, APR, managing director and senior vice president, Stratacomm About the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)

The Public Relations Society of America (www.prsa.org), headquartered in New York City, is the world's largest organization for public relations professionals with nearly 32,000 professional and student members. PRSA is organized into 110 Chapters and 10 Districts nationwide, and 20 Professional Interest Sections and Affinity Groups, which represent business and industry, counseling firms, independent practitioners, military, government, associations, hospitals, schools, professional services firms and nonprofit organizations.

The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) has more than 300 Chapters at colleges and universities throughout the United States, including one Chapter in Argentina. About PRSA-Detroit The Detroit Chapter of PRSA was established in 1947 and is one of six founding Chapters of PRSA, the world's largest organization for public relations professionals. PRSA-Detroit is one of the largest Chapters of PRSA with approximately 400 members -- from students to seasoned professionals, who represent business and industry, agencies, solo practitioners, associations, nonprofit organizations and government entities.

The Chapter is committed to education and diversity, and serves as a gateway to public relations professionals by providing educational and career opportunities for its members -- including conferences, professional development sessions, a consistently strong accreditation (APR) preparation program, extensive new professionals' development and other supportive activities. Visit www.prsadetroit.org or e-mail nskidmore@earthlink.net for more information.

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