In my last semester at Arizona State University, I became aware of an organization for PR people. Since I was pursuing that as a career, I figured it was worth my time to investigate.
Not only was it worth my time then, it has been worth my time for the past 30 years. Today marks my 30th anniversary as a member of the Public Relations Society of America. PRSA is the nation’s largest professional organization serving the communications community with a mission to “make communications professionals smarter, better prepared and more connected through all stages of their career.”
PRSA has provided me not only with professional development opportunities but an opportunity to serve my profession through leadership positions at the local, regional and national level. PRSA is a voice of reason for our profession upholding ethical standards for the members and advocates for the business value of quality public relations counseling.
Many of my closest friends are members of PRSA.
A wise investment for sure.