National Capital Chapter

PRSA Leadership

Chapter Officers and Board of Directors

Our chapter is governed by a 17-member board of directors, which includes five chapter officers and 12 directors. The immediate past president also serves as a voting ex officio member of the board.

Chapter Officers

Lauren Lawson-Zilai
President
Senior Director of Public Relations/National Spokesperson, Goodwill Industries International

 

 

Robert Krueger
President-Elect
Executive Communications Manager, Gensler

 

 

Michelle “Mischa” Sindyukov
Secretary
Consultant, APCO Worldwide

 

 

Meredith Williams, MPH
Treasurer
Senior Principal, Atlas Research

 

 

Vickie Gogo, APR
Vice-President
Partner, Multicultural Communications, ICF Next

 

 

Leah McConnell Dergachev
Vice-President
Assistant Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Membership, Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC)

 

 

Pattie Yu
Vice-President
Principal and Founder
The Yu Crew, LLC

 

 

Board

Laura Ambrosio
Director
Communications and Policy, Consumer Technology Association

 

 

Karen Addis, APR
Director
President & CEO, Addis Communications

 

 

Diti Bhasin
Director
Director of Digital Strategies & Equity Programs, Flexability

 

 

Matt Howland
Director
Director of Communications, Army Emergency Relief

 

 

Patty Nicastri
Director
Account Supervisor, Hager Sharp

 

 

Larry Parnell
Director
Associate Professor & Program Director, The George Washington University

 

 

Carol Wilkerson
Director
Press Director, US Small Business Association

 

 

Josh Wilson
Director
Director, Strategic Communications, Children’s National Hospital

 

 

Lisa Kiefer
Immediate Past President (ex officio)
Managing Director, Morning Consult

 

 

To contact any of our Officers or Board members please email them at info@prsancc.org

Our chapter also selects delegates to represent PRSA NCC at the annual PRSA National Leadership Assembly.

2021 Delegates

Jackie Allder, APR
Ann Andrews Morris
John Cole
Aaron Ellis, APR, Fellow PRSA
Suzanne Holroyd, APR+M, Fellow PRSA
Michelle Hudgins, APR
Staci Maiers, APR
Robyn Rudish-Laning
Carol Wilkerson

Chapter Sponsors