NEW YORK–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – The New York Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA-NY) today announced its 2022 President, Executive Committee and Board of Directors. The Chapter elected Aaron Kwittken, Founder and CEO of PROphet, 2021 President. Carmella Glover, Diversity Action Alliance (DAA) President and Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) at Page, was also elected today as President-elect 2022.

Kwittken is the Founder and CEO of PROphet, an AI-powered SaaS public relations platform supported by Stagwell Global. Prior to PROphet, Aaron founded KWT Global in 2005 (f / k / a Kwittken), a highly regarded global public relations and branding firm with offices in New York, London, Chicago and Los Angeles, where he is currently. global president of the agency. He is the former President of the Americas of the International Communications Consultancy Organization (ICCO), a former board member of the PR Council, a former assistant professor at New York University, and a former Forbes contributor.

Upon his appointment, Kwittken said: “As one of the oldest chapters in the country celebrating our 75th anniversary alongside the national ASRP in 2022, it will be a year of transformation for our members and our industry as we pass. from a pandemic to an endemic. My goal for our members next year will be to improve our mental health and well-being, continue the excellent work of our DCI committee leadership, perfect communication technologies and create more urgency around of the need for us to lead ESG and social impact. . I am deeply honored to work with such a roster of talented, compassionate and enthusiastic individuals. ”

Glover is President of the Diversity Action Alliance (DAA) and Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) at Page. DAA is a cross-sectoral coalition led by professional communications organizations with a mission to accelerate progress towards meaningful and tangible achievements in diversity, equity and inclusion on the ground for people of color. In partnership with the DAA Board of Directors, she oversees the operations, programs, budget and strategic plan of the organization. In her role as page, she provides strategic direction for DE&I initiatives of members and staff. Prior to her current role, Carmella was the very first Executive Director of the PRSA Foundation. She oversaw the budget, compliance, programs and operations of the diversity charitable arm of the PRSA.

“At such a pivotal time for communicators, and with PRSA-NY being a forward-thinking chapter centered in a public relations mecca, I am honored to be a part of these historic moments for the chapter,” said Glover. “The unapologetic, timely, intentional direction for this coming year is inspiring and advances the exemplary legacy of influence and leadership of the Section. I look forward to collaborating over the next several years with the talented and passionate members of our section. ”

Next year, PRSA-NY will continue to build on its goal of accelerating diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging across the industry. Starting in the first quarter of 2022, membership in PRSA-NY will be pronoun inclusive to increase representation among members and celebrate who they are and what makes them unique. PRSA-NY is the first nationwide chapter to institute pronoun inclusiveness and will continue to build on these efforts. This year, PRSA-NY announced its first “Driving DEI Forward” summit, which included sessions with CEOs, executives and other influential industry voices. The summit reinforced the importance of intersectional representation in public relations and the role of public relations organizations and practitioners in promoting fairness in the industry.

The 2021 Nominating Committee was responsible for selecting the Board of Directors and this committee was chaired by Kellie Jelencovich, Past President of PRSA-NY and RP for Internova / Global Travel Collection. The seven-person committee consisted of Jelencovich; Aaron Kwittken, President-elect of PRSA-NY, Founder and CEO of PROphet and President of KWT Global; Kate Ryan, US Managing Director of Diffusion; Terrell Merritt, digital and editorial strategy assistant for The City University of New York; Art Stevens, Managing Partner of The Stevens Group; Leslie Gottlieb, president of LG Strategic Communications; and Sandra Fathi, Chief Strategy Officer of Gregory FCA.

PRSA-NY’s mission is to lead, educate, coach and inspire public relations and communications professionals to advance their knowledge, skills and careers. The 2022 Board of Directors embodies this mission and will continue to elevate it through the Section’s programs, events and initiatives.

2022 PRSA-NY OFFICERS

ONE-YEAR CONDITIONS EXPIRED ON DECEMBER 31, 2022

PRESIDENT

Aaron Kwittken

Founder and CEO, PROphet, President of KWT Global

PRESIDENT-ELECT

Carmella Glove

President, Diversity Action Alliance

IMMEDIATE PRESIDENT

Andrew Graham

Founding Partner, Clear

VICE-PRESIDENT (Marketing)

Sabrina browne

Vice President, BCW Global

VICE-PRESIDENT (Programs)

Christina stokes

Senior Vice President, Director of Talent Acquisition, Rubenstein

VICE-PRESIDENT (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion)

Richard ferraro

Communications Director, GLAAD

VICE-PRESIDENT (Members)

Carly Mednick

Founder and Partner, Monday Talent

SECRETARY

Lance Buckley

Vice-President, Lippe Taylor

TWO-YEAR MANDATE EXPIRING DECEMBER 31, 2023

TREASURER

Ethan Andersen

Head of Marketing, Communications and CX in the United States, United Bank for Africa

2022 PRSA-NY DIRECTORS

TWO YEAR TERMS EXPIRED DECEMBER 31, 2022

DIRECTOR (Senior) – Marketing *

Claire Nance

Marketing Communications Manager, Activision Blizzard Media

* Complete the second year of a two-year term *

DIRECTOR (Senior) – Programs

Cessie Cerrato

Vice President Public Relations, Palace Resorts

* Complete the second year of a two-year term *

DIRECTOR (Senior) – Diversity, equity and inclusion *

Rachidah Timothy

Vice-President, Media, Lippe Taylor

* Complete the second year of a two-year term *

DIRECTOR (Senior) – Membership

Kristen stippich

Executive Vice President of Client Services, SourceCode Communications

DIRECTOR (Senior) – Big Apple Awards

Fay shapiro

CEO and Publisher, CommPRO Global, Inc.,

Head of New York City, BitAngels Investor Network

DIRECTOR (Senior) – 15 Prize for under 35s *

Meredith LeJeune

Owner, Think Bubble Communications

* Complete the second year of a two-year term *

DIRECTOR (Partner) – Marketing *

Yesenia Reinoso

Digital Marketing and Media Relations Officer, Y Communicate

* Complete the second year of a two-year term *

DIRECTOR (Associate) – Programs

Marcus Braham

Vice-President, Padilla

DIRECTOR (Associate) – Programs

Terry preston

Account Supervisor, ICR

DIRECTOR (partner) – Diversity, equity and inclusion

Moon Kim

Executive Vice President, Mr. Booth

DIRECTOR (Partner) – Membership

Ivan Cardona

Graduate Director, Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, Hofstra University

DIRECTOR (partner) – Big Apple Awards

Brooklyn mackenzie

Senior Account Manager, HUNTER

DIRECTOR – Finances

Daria coney

Director of Advancement and Communications, Académie La Salle

For more information on PRSA-NY Events to come, mentoring program, job boards, volunteer opportunities, sponsorship opportunities, and for membership details, go to prsany.org.

About PRSA-NY

The New York Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is one of the oldest, largest and most important public relations sections in the country. Located in the media capital of the world, it offers high-level professional development, networking, mentorship and rewards. PRSA-NY serves communication professionals in agencies, businesses, nonprofits, and government, as well as independent practitioners.