The Philadelphia Black Public Relations Society (PBPRS) has announced its new leadership team, who will serve a two-year term that began June 1 and will run until May 31, 2014.
The new president, Darisha K. Miller, is the director of Media Relations for Ross Associates, Inc. Miller has served as PBPRS vice president for the past two years, along with the immediate past president, Shalimar Blakely. Blakely, president of A Peace of PR, will now serve as chairperson of the PBPRS Advisory board. Miller has appointed Vincent Thompson, principal of Thompson Mediaman Communications, to serve as PBPRS vice president.
“As a premier communications organization we are working to promote an innovative team while ensuring our members receive support from the organization and the community,” said Miller.
“I’m excited to work in this capacity and with community partners to provide a positive business environment and learning experience for all.”
PBPRS’ new advisory board will serve the same two-year term.
Blakely is the new chair. David Brown is the immediate past chair. Board members include Attorney Nichole Badger; Anita T. Conner, CPA; A. Bruce Crawley; Anita Lewis; Rev. Lorina Marshall-Blake; William R. Miller IV; Jamila Patton and Dawn Angelique Roberts.
PBPRS, who has recently entered into a partnership with the Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC), provides PR professionals with a venue for professional support and development.
“It was important for us to put together a team that could continue to move PBPRS in the right direction,” states Blakely.
“The organization is now in a great position that will allow us to focus on building a strong and active membership base.”
The new team will be introduced during the PBPRS Annual Membership Celebration, taking place June 12 at the Kimmel Center.