Committees

How do I Join a Committee?

We are always looking for volunteer committee members! If you are interested in getting more involved in PRSA Chicago by joining a committee, please fill out the online committee member application form. You will also need to send a copy of your CV/resume to support@prsachicago.com to be eligible for consideration. Once you submit the form and your CV/resume, you will be contacted to schedule a brief follow up phone call to discuss your application.

Please click here to fill out the form. Questions? Email support@prsachicago.com.

Accreditation

The goal of the Accreditation Committee is to build awareness and acceptance for the value of earning the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) credential among members of PRSA Chicago. More

Communications

The Communications committee is responsible for the creation and distribution of PRSA Chicago content on all channels, including: the PRSA Chicago website, social media (LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter), as well as chapter newsletters, event collateral, and news releases. More

Diversity & Inclusion

PRSA Chicago's Diversity and Inclusion Committee is dedicated to raising awareness of what diverse communications practitioners bring to our profession.

Ethics

The Ethics Committee is focused on inspiring the ethical behavior of all PR professionals across Chicago. It strives to create awareness of ethics initiatives and streamline access for all PRSA Chicago chapter members to resources, including education and training programs. More

Membership

PRSA Chicago’s Membership Committee is tasked with helping the chapter recruit and retain members. More

professional development

The goal of the Professional Development Committee is to create and enhance programming opportunities to promote development for mid-level public relations professionals. The Committee is also tasked with ensuring that there is a professional development opportunity embedded within all chapter events and programming. This Committee ultimately helps to serve as a resource for mid-level professionals who want to continue to grow in their careers within the public relations industry.

Programming

PRSA Chicago’s Programming Committee is responsible for planning and executing monthly professional development and networking events. There are a variety of programs from panels to presentations to socials. More

Senior Leaders

The Senior Leaders’ program connects the community of communications professionals in leadership positions in corporations, agencies, academia and non-profits throughout the Chicagoland area. The initiative, originally developed in 2003, provides networking and professional development experiences for approximately 250 executives. Activities include a combination of receptions, panel discussions, speakers, subject matter expert opportunities and mentor/mentee relationships A highlight of the program year is an annual event honoring the “Distinguished Senior Leader,” a professional with an exceptional career of accomplishments, leadership and service to the profession. You may find the complete list of honorees here.

Skyline Awards

The Skyline Awards Committee manages every aspect of our annual awards program and gala ceremony and partners with another PRSA Chapter to exchange judging responsibilities. More

Sponsorship

The Sponsorship Committee networks with Chicago organizations to partner with the PRSA Chicago chapter through patron opportunities. The committee is committed to identifying ongoing opportunities and aligning them up with organizations seeking to raise their brand and visibility among public relations professionals. More

Young Professionals Network (YPN)

As the Young Professionals Network is aimed at public relations professionals in their first five years of work (though we welcome everyone), we hold monthly workshops after work as well as social, volunteer, and networking events throughout the course of the calendar year. More