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The Philadelphia Black Public Relations Society Announces New Leadership Team and Advisory Board

PHILADELPHIA, June 1, 2012 –The Philadelphia Black Public Relations Society (PBPRS) has announced its new leadership team, who will serve a two-year term starting June 1, 2012 to 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 organization while ensuring our members receive support from the organization and the community,” states Darisha 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.

  • Board Chair and Immediate Past President, Shalimar Blakely
  • Immediate Past Chair, David Brown
  • Board Members 
  • Nichole Badger, Esq.
  • Anita T. Conner, CPA, MST, CFP
  • Bruce Crawley
  • Anita Lewis
  • Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake
  • William R. Miller, IV
  • Jamila Patton
  • 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 Shalimar 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, 2012 at the Kimmel Center. RSVP for this free event here: http://membershipcelebration.eventbrite.com/

About the Philadelphia Black Public Relations Society (PBPRS):

The Philadelphia Black Public Relations Society is committed to serving as an advocate, a resource and a venue for African-American public relations practitioners and professional communicators throughout the Philadelphia region. Please visit www.pbprs.com for additional information.

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