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 June Crystal Awards Gala received extensive coverage from The State Journal:


The April meeting of the PRSA -  West Virginia Chapter received media coverage from WBOY in Clarksburg on the topic of whether the news release is still a valid PR tool.


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.


For media coverage from WCHS-TV, WSAZ-TV, WVAH and WSAZ, please click the links below:




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Newsletter President's Corner Latest Publications


By Amy McCallister-Ethel
If you happened to walk through the doors at Charles Ryan Associates at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, August 20, the scene was different than that of a typical work day....



By Amy McCallister-Ethel
Newly-appointed Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Commissioner of Tourism Amy Shuler Goodwin highlighted the important role public relations plays in tourism and the impact that tourism has on this state.....
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It has been such an honor to serve as your President. This year, we have had an exciting array of programming, and we are not slowing down yet. Please join us this month for a discussion on ethics. Be prepared to test your knowledge and bring your questions. It is sure to be educational and maybe even inspirational!.....




This edition contains highlights of our August 20 "meet and greet" for prospective members, followed by our "PRSA in the Park" event, 14 words and phrases to stop using, member news and free webinars in August. Additional stories provide details on the September 17 luncheon meeting on "do you play well with others?  The power of ethics," plus a message from President Sara Payne Scarbro...



This edition contains information on the impact of public relations on tourism. details on our August "meet and greet" at Charles Ryan Associates and a listing of free PRSA webinars in August.  Additional stories provide information on the August 20 "PRSA at the Park" event, sponsored by Appalachian Power, and a message from President Sara Payne Scarbro...
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