Germinder Named PRSA NY President Elect & Big Apple Chair

NEW YORK (January 1, 2012)Germinder & Associates, Inc. has announced Lea-Ann Germinder, APR, Fellow PRSA, president, has been elected 2012 President-Elect of the board of directors of the Public Relations Society of America, New York City Chapter (PRSA-NY). Continuing a long-standing chapter tradition, Germinder will also serve as the PRSA-NY Big Apple Awards Chair. The 2012 Big Apple Awards, recognizing the highest achievements in public relations by New York City area professionals, will be held Thursday, May, 2012.

Germinder previously served as Vice President, Membership and two terms as Big Apple Sponsorship Chair. Germinder has also served PRSA nationally as Midwest District Chair, and served on the Greater Kansas City PRSA chapter board for ten years including as chapter president.

“PRSA-NY is the best choice in New York City for public relations professionals’ networking and professional development. The Big Apple Awards are considered one of the most prestigious public relations awards in New York City. I look forward to continuing on the board now as President-Elect, and working with my colleagues to present the Big Apple Awards,” said Germinder.

Germinder has advanced the state of the public relations profession with her early advocacy for public relations professionals to embrace the Internet as an important communications channel. Leveraging over 20 years in the channel, Germinder utilizes a blend of social media and traditional media tactics to develop successful campaigns.

Germinder’s accomplishments in creating successful campaigns and educating others regarding best public relations practices and leadership in business have resulted in several awards including the PRSA Silver Anvil Award of Excellence; the Business Marketing Association Fountain Awards; the “Enterprising Women of the Year Honoree” Award from Enterprising Women Magazine and the “Women Who Mean Business” Award from the Kauffman Foundation/Kansas City Business Journal. Germinder is also a member of the prestigious PRSA College of Fellows.

About Germinder & Associates, Inc. & Germinder & Associates, Inc., was founded by Lea-Ann Germinder in 1998. The firm provides strategic counsel, digital publishing content and national campaigns for niche markets. Germinder is also publisher of

About PRSA-NY PRSA-NY is one of the founding chapters of the Public Relations Society of America, the world’s largest professional organization for public relations practitioners. Founded in 1948, PRSA-NY is the third largest PRSA local chapter in the United States. The chapter serves the interests of public relations professionals working in business and industry, counseling firms, government, associations, hospitals, schools, professional services firms and nonprofit organizations. Chapter board and committee members are volunteer public relations professionals who work in the New York City metropolitan area.


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