The presidents of Public Relations Society of America chapters across the southeast unanimously elected public relations Assistant Professor Kevin Trowbridge to serve as the chairman-elect of the PRSA Southeast District in 2013. He will assume the role of District Chairman in 2014.
PRSA is the world’s largest and foremost organization of public relations professionals with more than 21,000 members, divided into 10 districts and more than 100 chapters. The Southeast District includes 11 chapters in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, representing about 2,000 PRSA members.
The Southeast District provides a vital link between local chapters and the national organization. The District Council, comprised of a chair, chair-elect, secretary, treasurer, directors-at-large and chapter presidents, is responsible for offering professional and leadership development at the regional and local levels that complement national programming and cultivating outstanding representatives at the district level who can contribute to the broader community of PRSA. In his role as chairman-elect, Trowbridge will support the work of the District Council and, specifically, will oversee the District’s 2013 Leadership Rally, which is held annually.
Trowbridge has been actively involved in local and district leadership roles with PRSA since 2005. Most recently, he served as chair of the programming committee for the district’s 2012 professional development conference held in September. Previously, he served in various board positions with the PRSA Lookout Chapter in Chattanooga, including president, vice president and liaison to the Public Relations Student Society of America chapters.