PRSA Chapter Elects Board

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PURCHASE, N. . — The Westchester/Fairfield chapter of Public Relations Society of America ( announced the election officers and directors for 2013. The election follows a record membership increase for the chapter in 2012.

Peter Giles, president of Giles Communications, has been named incoming president, and will continue the work of immediate past president, Ken Koprowski of Koprowski Communications.

“Our chapter helps its members advance their careers and businesses with top quality development programs, best-practice sharing, networking opportunities and peer programs customized to local member needs,” said Giles. “In the year ahead, we’ll continue to expand the chapter’s educational and program offerings to align with the broader field of communications and, in the process, attract many more new professionals to our cause.”

The new board of directors also includes: Vice President Colleen Braithwaite (President, Brathwaite Communications, Scarsdale, N. .); Director Viveca Woods (Principal, VMW Public Relations, Greenwich); Secretary Sue Palmer (Communications Manager, Maryknoll Sisters, Ossining, N. .); Treasurer Shirley Johnson (Senior Manager, Public Affairs, Purdue Pharma, Stamford); Director Don Levin (President, Levin PR & Marketing, Larchmont, N. .); Director Stephanie Harwood (Principal, S.M. Harwood Consulting, New Canaan); Director Mark Bruce (President, HiTech PR, Scarsdale, N. .); Director Dawn Dankner-Rosen (President, DDR Public Relations, Pleasantville, N. .); "//#"> Robert J. Petrausch (Associate Professor, Iona College Department of Mass Communication, New Rochelle, N. .).

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