National Capital Chapter

PRSA National Capital Chapter Announces New Board of Directors and Assembly Delegates for 2020

CONTACT: Eric Young
Phone: 703-217-6814

Washington, D.C. – November 7, 2019 – The Public Relations Society of America’s National Capital Chapter (PRSA-NCC), the largest PRSA chapter in the U.S., today announced its 2020 Board of Directors and National Assembly Delegates.

The PRSA-NCC Board oversees the chapter’s mission to support communications professionals’ knowledge, skills and growth through professional development, networking opportunities and career resources. Assembly delegates represent the chapter at the annual PRSA National Assembly to vote on issues pertinent to PRSA’s mission and service of its members.

“Next year promises to be an exciting one for the Washington, D.C., communications professionals we serve,” said Lisa Kiefer, 2020 President of the PRSA-NCC Board of Directors and president and CEO of Sightline Strategy. “The 2020 board and chapter leaders will be implementing the first year of a new strategic plan that will offer our members the professional development opportunities, connections and support they need to advance their career and strengthen their networks. I am thrilled to serve alongside this group of accomplished and passionate volunteers and advocates for the profession.”

Below are the officers, board and assembly delegates effective January 1, 2020:

Lisa Kiefer, President and CEO, Sightline Strategy

Lauren Lawson-Zilai, Senior Director, Public Relations, Goodwill Industries International

Vice President – (2-year term)
Robert Krueger, Executive Communications Manager, Gensler (term ending in December 2020)

Leah McConnell Dergachev, Director of Communications, Marketing and Membership, Medical Device Innovation Consortium (term ending in December 2021)

Vice President (1 year term)
Karen Naumann, APR, Vice President, Susan Davis International

Meredith Williams, Senior Principal, Atlas Research

Maureen Heydt, Communications Coordinator, Global Financial Integrity

Immediate Past President
Stacy Hope, Communications Director, Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

Two-Year Directors
Karen Addis, APR, President and CEO, Addis Communications (term ending December 2021)

Vickie Gogo, APR, Partner, ICF (term ending December 2020)
Matt Howland, Chief of Communications, Army Emergency Relief (term ending December 2021)

Robert Udowitz, Principal, RFP Associates (term ending December 2020)

Eric Winkfield, Public Affairs Manager, Pepco (term ending December 2021)

One-Year Directors
Allie Erenbaum, Senior Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton

Joan Hurwitz, APR, Vice President, Communications, ANA Enterprise

Brendon Miller, APR, Director of Development and Communications, Washington Area Community Investment Fund Inc.

Leadership Assembly Delegates
Jackie Allder, APR, Vice President, PR and Communications, The Long and Foster Companies

John Cole, Communications Assistant, National Association of County Engineers*

Aaron Ellis, APR, Fellow PRSA, Public Affairs Director, American Association of Port Authorities

Suzanne Holroyd, APR+M, Fellow PRSA, Prevention Program Manager, U.S. Department of Defense]

Michelle Hudgins, APR, Senior Vice President, Public Relations, NeighborWorks America*

Staci Maiers, APR, Senior Media Strategist, National Education Association

Ann Andrews Morris, Managing Director, Association Communication, AAA National

Robyn Rudish-Laning, Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications, ACI-NA*

Carol Wilkerson, Acting Press Director, U.S. Small Business Administration*

*Denotes new delegates for 2020 with a three-year term.


About PRSA’s National Capital Chapter
The PRSA National Capital Chapter (PRSA-NCC) is a professional association with a membership of nearly 1,100 communications professionals in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region. PRSA-NCC provides professional development programs, accreditation instruction, and networking opportunities, as well as promoting mentorship and education through five area PRSA student chapters. For more information, please visit Connect with us on Facebook at @PRSANationalCapitalChapter or follow us on Twitter @PRSANCC.