IMG_5068The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is the largest organization in the world for professionals in the public relations industry. With more than 22,000 public relations and communications members, PRSA’s mission is to advance the profession and the professional.

Our very own President and Chief Strategist, Noelle Fox, has been an active member of PRSA for over a decade – and even served as President of PRSA’s Tampa Bay Chapter in 2013. Noelle currently serves as Assembly Delegate for PRSA Tampa Bay, and she recently had the opportunity to attend the 2015 National Leadership Assembly in Atlanta on Nov. 7 and 8. 

Here are a few insights into Noelle’s trip to the PRSA National Leadership Assembly:

What is PRSA’s National Leadership Assembly?

The National Leadership Assembly is an annual meeting hosted by PRSA where different levels of the organization gather to vote on and discuss issues that are important to the organization and the industry. As one of the Assembly Delegates for PRSA Tampa Bay, it was my responsibility to represent my chapter and cast votes on its behalf.

Who attends the National Leadership Assembly?

This year, the Leadership Assembly included more than 200 Assembly Delegates from PRSA Chapters across the country, as well as dozens of leaders serving at the district and national board levels.

What did you gain from attending the National Leadership Assembly?

I was proud to be serving my chapter and playing a role in the future of the organization. Attending the assembly gave me the opportunity to meet and build relationships with other PRSA leaders from Florida and throughout the country. It was also interesting to hear about and discuss the issues and latest trends that are influencing the public relations industry.

What opportunities are available for public relations professionals interested in joining PRSA?

Members of PRSA have fantastic opportunities to further develop as PR practitioners, network and build relationships with other professionals, volunteer in their communities, and build their leadership skills.