Advancing the Profession and the Professional

Chartered on November 10, 1979, the West Virginia Chapter of PRSA is in its 32nd year of service to public relations professionals in West Virginia, continuing with the energy and enthusiasm that have built and sustained this chapter. With approximately 100 members, the West Virginia Chapter of PRSA helps members become more valuable to their organizations and clients - and more successful professionally by:

  • Providing peer-based support
  • Encouraging professional growth through participation in the chapter's meetings and sponsored programs
  • Promoting the highest standards of professional work ethic


West Virginia Chapter makes the news!

The March meeting of the PRSA - West Virginia Chapter received tremendous media coverage when Scott Carlberg gave us a roadmap for rebuilding public trust after a crisis.


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In the aftermath of a crisis, E4 Carolinas President Scott Carlburg recommended being proactive, since communications is now setting the tone and messaging. “Take control of your own destiny,” he advised....
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Dr. Brian Hemphill arrived on the campus of West Virginia State University (WVSU) in 2012 on the day after the Durecho to begin his tenure as State’s 10th president since its founding in 1891. His experience has only improved since that day....



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Our Chapter is really on the move! We have had two tremendous speakers this year, and there are many more to come. For the March meeting, our theme was how to rebuild public trust. The meeting was extremely interesting, timely and well attended. In addition, we received some good news coverage from multiple outlets....




This edition contains information on the passing of former president Rae Lynn Cupp, guidelines for rebuilding the public trust after a crisis, a welcome to our new members, details on entering the Crystal Awards and a listing of free PRSA webinars in April.  Additional stories provide information on the professional development seminar on TUESDAY, April 22, and a message from President Sara Payne Scarbro...
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This edition contains highlights of our February 19 meeting with WVSU President Dr. Brian Hemphill, an invitation to join Team PRSAWV for the March 15 Fox Trot for Parkinson's Research, a way to save $50 when you join PRSA and the West Virginia Chapter by Feb. 28 and a list of free PRSA webinars in March. Additional stories provide details on the March 19 meeting on rebuilding public trust and a message from President Sara Payne Scarbro...



Is the news release still a valid tool for PR?

With all the ways to get your message to the media in today’s fast-paced wor ... Read More

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