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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

Lisa Johnson Kiefer
President
President and CEO, Sightline Strategy

 

 

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

 

 

Maureen Heydt
Secretary
Communications Director, Global Financial Integrity

 

 

Meredith Williams
Treasurer
Senior Principal, Atlas Research

 

 

Robert Krueger
Vice-President
Executive Communications Manager, Gensler

 

 

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

 

 

Karen Naumann, APR
Vice President

 

 

 

Board Members

Karen Addis, APR
Director
President & CEO, Addis Communications

 

 

Diti Bhasin
Director of Digital Strategies & Equity Programs
Flexability

 

 

Allie Erenbaum
Director
Senior Consultant, Strategic Communications, Booz Allen Hamilton

 

 

Vickie Gogo, APR
Director
Partner, ICF Next

 

 

Matt Howland
Director
Director of Communications, Army Emergency Relief

 

 

Joan Hurwitz, APR
Director
Vice President, Communications, American Nurses Association

 

 

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

 

 

Madisen Reid
Director
Junior Associate, Weber Shandwick | Powell Tate

 

 

Robert Udowitz
Director
Principal, RFP Associates

 

 

Eric Winkfield
Director
Public Affairs Manager, PEPCO

 

 

Stacy Hope
Immediate Past President (ex officio)
Communications Director, Commission on Security & Cooperation in Europe

 

 

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

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

2020 Delegates

Jackie Allder, APR
Ann Andrews Morris
Jennifer Bemisderfer, APR
John Cole
Aaron Ellis, APR, Fellow PRSA
Suzanne Holroyd, APR+M, Fellow PRSA
Michelle Hudgins
Brigitte Johnson, APR
Lauren Lawson-Zilai
Staci Maiers
Robyn Rudish-Laning
Serge Samoilenko
Carol Wilkerson

Chapter Sponsors