Denver, Nov. 19, 2020 - The Public Relations Society of America Colorado Chapter (PRSA Colorado) is proud to present its 2021 board of directors. New board members are volunteer professionals and were elected during the annual membership meeting on Nov. 18. The 2021 board will begin its term on Jan. 1, 2021, under incoming president Michelle Ellis.

    PRSA Colorado’s working board of directors conducts the business and affairs of the chapter. Board members lead the chapter by anticipating and assessing market and member needs, and develops services and programs to meet those needs. 

    “I’m thrilled to work with an incredibly talented board to help our chapter meet the needs of our members during this challenging time,” said Michelle Ellis. “With this strong team of leaders, I am certain we will find ways to meaningfully engage our membership in ways to assist them as they continue to address the challenges that impact their business and their professional journey. To meet these needs, our focus will be on connection, professional development, tackling hard topics, and furthering our diversity and inclusion initiatives in 2021.” 

    Introducing the 2021 PRSA Colorado board of directors:

    Executive Committee

    • President: Michelle Ellis, Ellis Communications Marketing
    • President-elect: Jose Salas, Denver Water*
    • Immediate past-president: Geoff Renstrom, Attune Public Relations and The Fletcher Group
    • Secretary: Emily Rado, Linhart Public Relations
    • Treasurer: Jennifer Tilliss, Purpose Communications


    Assembly Delegates

    • Sam Aspnes, APR, CIG Public Relations*
    • Michelle Balch Lyng, Novitas Communications*
    • Marissa Pooley, APR, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association*
    • Whei Wong, Metropolitan State University of Denver



    • Brook Gabbert, PennStreet Communications and
    • Liz Kamper, CBRE*
    • Stacee Martin, APR, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
    • Liz Viscardi, APR, LV Events and PR*
    • Kelly Wagoner, The Piton Foundation*


    *Board members elected Nov. 18, 2020

    About PRSA Colorado

    Founded in 1958, the PRSA Colorado Chapter serves nearly 400 members along Colorado's Front Range, Eastern Plains and Western Slope regions. More than one-fourth of its members are corporation communications professionals, and one-third are agency or independent practitioners. The other portion of membership includes those working for nonprofit, government and education organizations. Through regular professional development and networking events, a day-long professional development event and an annual awards program, PRSA Colorado, along with the national PRSA organization, offers members and non-members countless opportunities to stay current in our industry and connect with a powerful network of the world’s leading communicators.

    Media Contact

    Liz Kamper, PRSA Colorado 2020 communications chair


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