National Capital Chapter

End of Year Message from the President

Dear NCC Members and Colleagues,

As 2023 comes to a close and my term as PRSA NCC President ends, I wanted to extend my heartfelt gratitude to each of you. Your support and dedication to the chapter have been pivotal in shaping a memorable and successful year for PRSA NCC.

This year, we’ve witnessed several milestones together. We proudly hosted nearly 1,000 registrants across our professional development and networking events, a testament to our growing and vibrant community.

A special highlight of 2023 was our Hall of Fame and Holiday Party, which saw over 100 attendees come together in celebration. This event not only marked a festive gathering to the end of the year but also underscored the strength of our membership and community spirit as we witnessed David Fuscus and Sharon Reis being inducted into the National Capital PR Hall of Fame.

We were also thrilled to celebrate the achievements of our members, with seven individuals receiving awards for their outstanding contributions and three members receiving their Accreditation in Public Relations (APR), showcasing their commitment and expertise in our field.

Even more, we were excited to welcome Axios as a diamond-level sponsor. Their support is invaluable, and we are thrilled about the opportunities this partnership will bring.

As we reflect on these achievements, we are reminded of the power of collaboration and the importance of each member in our journey. Your participation, whether in events, discussions, or bringing in new members, has been the cornerstone of our progress.

Looking ahead, I’m filled with so much anticipation for 2024. Next year marks our 75th Anniversary and we have some exciting plans to celebrate this occasion.

I wish you all a joyous holiday season and a prosperous New Year. Here’s to more successes, connections, and milestones in 2024!


Leah Dergachev, MBA
2023 Chapter President