PRSA Foundation Appoints Nine New Trustees to its Board of Directors

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PRSA Foundation 2024 New Board Members

NEW YORK, NY – March 6, 2024 – The PRSA Foundation announced today that it has appointed nine new Trustees to its Board of Directors. The appointees will serve a four-year term as a member of the Board and oversee the Foundation’s strategic direction.

The new Trustees include communications and public relations leaders from across the profession who have spearheaded efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in their fields throughout their respective careers. The new appointments include:

  • Cristina Alfaro, Manager, Global DEI Strategy & Alignment at McDonald’s
  • Thania Benios, Senior Director of Communications at Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Felicia Blow, Ph.D., APR, CEO and Founder at Walker Blow Consulting
  • Stephen Chavez, President & CEO at ChavezPR
  • Sharon Fenster, CEO at Sharon Fenster Consulting LLC
  • Betty Hudson, President at Hudson & Associates
  • Cayce Myers, Ph.D., LL.M., J.D., APR*, Professor of Public Relations, Director of Graduate Studies at School of Communication, Virginia Tech
  • Teresa Valerio Parrot, Ed.D., APR*, Principal at TVP Communications
  • Andréa Richardson, Executive Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Zeno Group

“It’s an honor to welcome these new leaders to the Foundation’s board of directors,” said Antonio Hernández Crane, president of the PRSA Foundation. “These individuals are key influencers and leading PR experts who will help us advance the Foundation’s mission to expand our outreach and impact when it comes to promoting inclusion and diversity across the PR industry.”

*Member of PRSA’s Board of Directors

About the PRSA Foundation
The PRSA Foundation is an independent, 501 (c) (3) charitable organization that is committed to promoting diversity among public relations professionals and companies so that they can best serve the public good and address the needs of a diverse world. For more information, visit


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