The Public Relations Society of America is the nation’s largest association of public relations professionals and among the world’s largest associations of communicators. Its tag line is “Advancing the Profession and the Professional.” Since 1967, the North Carolina Chapter has helped set the standard for excellence in all aspects of the profession.


2016 Call for Nominations: Michael L. Herman Excellence in Mentoring Award


Mike Herman impacted countless lives and made a lasting impression on the professional practice of public relations. Thanks to his teaching, writing and inspiring presence, a generation of men and women entered the communications field and found success and fulfillment in the ethical practice of an exciting career. In honor of his lifetime of work and his demonstrated devotion to others, the North Carolina Chapter of PRSA proudly announces a call for entries for the 2016 Michael L. Herman Excellence in Mentoring Award beginning on Monday, October 17, 2016. Find more information on nominations and eligibility here.

Call for Nominations for 2017 Chapter Leadership positions


Members of the North Carolina Chapter of PRSA,

It will soon be time to elect our 2017 officers and new members of our chapter Board of Directors. Before October 31, please contact me or another member of the Nominating Committee if you wish to nominate someone or throw your own hat into the ring for a position.

As a reminder, all officers, but one, are elected to a one year term. The President Elect automatically becomes President the following year and then becomes the Immediate Past President the following year. Darcy Dye Bowers, as President Elect, will be our 2017 President. Robert Carver, as 2016 President, automatically becomes Immediate Past President.

Our November elections will vote for:

  • President Elect
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • 2 Directors
  • 1 National Assembly Delegate

According to Chapter Bylaws and National Rules, we have 6 officers, 6 Directors and 3 National Assembly Delegates as voting members of the Board. While officers are elected annually, Directors and Delegates are elected for 3 year terms. We have staggered terms so that each year we elect 2 directors and 1 delegate. We also have term limits. No officer, director or delegate may be elected for more than 2 consecutive terms to the same position.

In addition to our formal Board positions, we have Chairs who head up committees. Chairs are appointed annually by the President with the consent of the elected Board. Traditionally all directors have served as Chairs. We treat all Chairs, including non-directors, as members of the board.

One way to get more involved or connected in the Chapter is to serve on one of our committees. Committees vary greatly in terms of time commitment. Our current standing committees include:

  • Program (professional development & networking events)
  • Communications (web, email, social media)
  • Accreditation (APR)
  • Awards
  • Seminar
  • Diversity
  • Ethics

Please contact me or other Nominating Committee members to make a nomination or ask any questions regarding board or committee opportunities.
You can reach me at M# 919-244-3375

Thank you for your participation in this important matter and for your support of NCPRSA.

Best regards,

The 2016 Nominating Committee

Tony Arnold
Chair, Nominating Committee
Immediate Past President

Robert Carver

Darcy Dye Bowers

Anna-Marshall Wilson
Assembly Delegate

NCPRSA provides leadership, counsel, understanding, networking and educational growth opportunities for those within the profession and to those who may need public relations services.
  • If you are working in public relations or in the broad field of communications and are not an NCPRSA member, we invite you to look around our site, sample some of our networking and professional development events or give us a call. We’d love to share with you how professionals working in agency, corporate, government, military, faith-based and non-profit organizations benefit from their membership in NCPRSA.
  • If you are seeking public relations services, we can help you refine your search for the best fit for you.  NCPRSA also maintains a speaker’s bureau of senior counselors available to news media, civic and other professional associations who can address the public relations side of current events and issues.