NEW YORK (January 12, 2011)– Germinder & Associates has announced Lea-Ann Germinder, APR, Fellow PRSA, president of Germinder & Associates, Inc., has been elected to the Executive Committee of the board of directors of the Public Relations Society of America, New York City Chapter (PRSA-NY). Germinder will serve as Vice President , Membership and will continue another term as Big Apple Sponsorship Chair. Germinder previously served as director and had served on the Greater Kansas City PRSA chapter board for ten years including as chapter president.
“I am honored that the membership elected me to continue to contribute to this prestigious group of public relations professionals. PRSA-NY is the best choice in New York City for professional development, networking and contributing to the profession. I look forward to working with my colleagues to bring that message to new and prospective members and sponsors,” 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 was inducted into the PRSA College of Fellows in 2008.
About Germinder & Associates, Inc. & Goodnewsforpets.com
Germinder & Associates, Inc, was founded by Lea-Ann Germinder, APR, Fellow PRSA in 1998. The firm provides strategic counsel, digital publishing content and national campaigns for niche markets. Germinder is publisher of Goodnewsforpets.com which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary with a $10,000 contest including donations to pet shelters nationwide. Germinder blogs for the site at http://goodnewsforpets.wordpress.com/
The Public Relations Society of America, New York City Chapter, 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 metropolitan area.