Executive Board Search Committee
Chair: Jim Van Develde (Northeast) firstname.lastname@example.org 914-245-1700 ext. 262
Board Liaison: Joe Krumm, APR email@example.com 501-353-6017
Staff Liaison: Karen Kleinz, APR firstname.lastname@example.org 301-519-1227
- To recruit and recommend a slate of one or more candidates for each NSPRA Executive Board office that will become vacant the following year. (President-elect, Southwest VP, Northeast VP, and Mideast VP)
- Present slate to the membership at the July 7, 2013 Annual Meeting in San Diego, Calif.
Deadline: Slate of candidates submitted to NSPRA office no later than May 1, 2013.
Trent Allen (Southwest) email@example.com 916-979-8281
Jennifer Birtle (Mideast) firstname.lastname@example.org 937-259-6609
Kristine Liptrot (North Central) email@example.com 630-636-3660
Craig Eichhorn, APR (South Central) firstname.lastname@example.org 281-498-8110 ext. 2552
Joseph Ortiz (Southwest) email@example.com 602-243-4807
Carol Birdsong (Southeast) firstname.lastname@example.org 615-472-4030
Sandy Catt (Northwest) email@example.com 360-575-7018
Board Liaisons: Nancy Vaughan, APR firstname.lastname@example.org 203-573-6633
Staff Liaison: Tommy Jones email@example.com 310-519-1222
To review outside auditor's report and make a report to the Executive Board and the membership.
Report made at November 2012 Executive Board Meeting and to the membership at the July 7, 2013 Annual Meeting in San Diego, Calif.
Barbara Hunter, APR firstname.lastname@example.org 571-423-1218
Kitty Porterfield email@example.com 703-774-6953
Meg Carnes, APR firstname.lastname@example.org 202-536-8652
Staff Liaison: Tommy Jones email@example.com 301-519-1222
Not activated for 2012-13 as all candidates ran uncontested and were named as officers by acclamation of the NSPRA Executive Board at the 2012 Annual Meeting on July 8, 2012.
Chair: Tim Hensley, APR firstname.lastname@example.org 706-234-1031
UAB Rep: Janet Swiecichowski, APR email@example.com 952-401-5095
Board Liaison: Carol Fenstermacher, APR firstname.lastname@example.org 360-604-4088
Staff Liaison: Karen Kleinz, APR, email@example.com 301-519-1227
- Develop an accreditation liaison/chair for as many chapters as possible and appropriate.
- Identify and encourage potential APR candidates.
- Prepare and implement an annual marketing/public relations plan to market the Accreditation Examination to members (per UAB policies and procedures).
- Write two articles for NSPRA publications - one on the value of accreditation and a second on what superintendents need to know about the value of the APR process and accreditation.
- Serve as a resource to NSPRA chapters and provide advice and assistance in offering accreditation preparation opportunities for members.
- Assist in coordinating and presenting the APR Prep pre-seminar workshop.
Pertaining to Readiness Review Panels:
- Monitor candidates' progress through the process and report to NSPRA on each step.
- Serve as the local/regional coordination arm for NSPRA in scheduling Readiness Review panels for member candidates for accreditation.
- Assist chapters in building capacity to host local/state Readiness Review panels for candidates.
- Develop relationships/assist chapters to develop relationships with PRSA chapters in states/locales that lack capacity for convening a full panel of NSPRA APRs in order to facilitate the involvement of at least one NSPRA APR on a member candidate's panel.
- Provide mentoring and support for Readiness Review candidates as outlined in the testing program.
- Maintain contact throughout the year with chapters running APR study groups to identify members who plan to become APR candidates and request Readiness Review panels at the Seminar.
- Work with NSPRA to coordinate and schedule a set number (to be determined) of Readiness Review panels at the 2013 NSPRA Seminar in San Diego, Calif.
- Identify and recruit members with APRs to serve as Readiness Review panelists in their state/region and at the Seminar.
- Serve on Readiness Review panels at the Seminar and at the local/regional level when possible.
- Be able to explain the steps involved in becoming accredited to interested candidates.
- Thoroughly understand the Readiness Review Panel process and become familiar with the coaching guide.
- Follow NSPRA's guidelines for the Readiness Review panel process.
Regional Committee Reps:
Joe Ferdani, APR (Southwest) firstname.lastname@example.org 720-972-6223
Marcia Kelley, APR (Northeast) email@example.com 315-434-3415
Monica Faulkenbery, APR (South Central) firstname.lastname@example.org 210-397-8550
Committee chair will provide reports for NSPRA Executive Board Meetings to be held November 2012, March 2013 and July 2013.
NSPRA Future Focus Project Team
Member Team Leaders: Maureen Wheeler, APR, (OR) email@example.com
503-591-4360; and Tim Carroll, APR (TX) firstname.lastname@example.org 972-727-0510
Board Team Leader: Nora Carr, APR email@example.com 336-370-8106
Staff Liaison: Rich Bagin, APR, firstname.lastname@example.org 301-519-0496
Purpose: To review the work-to-date of NSPRA Executive Board long-range planning efforts (past and recent) through a "big picture" lens and recommend to the full Executive Board and Executive Director key components and best practice models for possible future endeavors and changes that benefit the Association and enhance benefits to members.
Review and assess long-range planning information gathered and efforts completed to date.
Assess which new member targets are in the best long-term interest of NSPRA.
Recommend changes for future initiatives and operations designed to sustain the integrity of the Association while considering the business ramifications of recommended changes and additions.
Four areas of focus are: Technology, Capacity, Marketing, and Chapter Involvement & Relations
Reporting: The Project Team members will report to the team leaders, who will work with and report to the Executive Director or his designate on a regular basis throughout the process.
Timeline: Progress reports due in November 2012, March 2013 and July 2013.
Project Team Members:
Susan Hardy Brooks. APR (OK) email@example.com 405-602-2000
Jim Cummings, APR (AZ) firstname.lastname@example.org 623-237-7180
Nicole Kirby (MO) email@example.com 816-359-6030
Ron Koehler, APR (MI) firstname.lastname@example.org 616-365-2292
Trinette Marquis (CA) email@example.com 916-566-1789
Karen McDermott, APR (KS) firstname.lastname@example.org 316-350-2021
Terri McHugh, APR (IL) email@example.com 847-357-5028
Bob Noyed, APR (MN) firstname.lastname@example.org 952-975-7151
Joseph Ortiz (AZ) email@example.com 602-243-4807
Tom Salter (AL) firstname.lastname@example.org 334-223-6761
Julie Thannum, APR (TX) email@example.com 817-949-7080
School Communication Benchmarking Project Team
Member Team Leader: Barbara Hunter, APR firstname.lastname@example.org 571-423-1218
Board Team Leader: Joe Krumm, APR email@example.com 503-353-6017
Project Manager: Sandy Cokeley, APR firstname.lastname@example.org 845-406-0631
Staff Liaisons: Rich Bagin, APR email@example.com 301-519-0496 and Karen Kleinz, APR, firstname.lastname@example.org 301-519-1227
Project Goals: To identify best-in-class practices and performance measures for the areas of critical functions within the school public relations practice. Phase I Critical Function Areas include:
1. Comprehensive Professional Communications Program
2. Internal Communications
3. Parent Communications
Scope of Project: Gather relevant data and produce a product/resource that will provide school communication professionals, superintendents, and school board members with the guidelines and resources they need to develop comprehensive communication programs that ultimately contribute to student achievement.
- Identify essential program components for each of the three critical function areas.
- Identify evaluative measures for the critical program components and/or function areas.
- Determine best-in-class performance.
- Identify benchmark practices in each of the critical program components based on best-in-class performance.
- Develop "how to" for members on using benchmark practices and measures to improve their own performance.
Deadline: Complete content for toolkit/guidebook by April 2013 to allow for design and production for distribution at 2013 San Diego Seminar.
Reporting: Team will provide reports for NSPRA Executive Board Meetings to be held November 2012, March 2013 and July 2013.
Project Team Members:
Frank Kwan email@example.com 562-922-636-
Brian Woodland, APR firstname.lastname@example.org 905-890-1010 ext. 2812
Nicole Kirby email@example.com 816-359-6030 ext. 337
Kathy O'Hara firstname.lastname@example.org 757-263-1113
Janelle Asmus, APR email@example.com 303-866-6822
This project is generously sponsored by SchoolMessenger.
Diversity Engagement Project Team
Member Team Leader: Joseph Ortiz firstname.lastname@example.org 602-243-4807
Board Team Leader: Stan Alleyne email@example.com 612-668-0232
Board Liaison: Joe Krumm, APR firstname.lastname@example.org 503-353-6017
Staff Liaison: Karen Kleinz, APR, email@example.com 301-519-1227
Purpose: To improve educational services to diverse students through more effective communications and partnerships with diverse stakeholders. These include:
- Increase opportunities for NSPRA members to learn and develop skills and best practices to communicate with diverse stakeholders.
- Develop opportunities for NSPRA members to participate in the creation of deliverables that will best serve their school districts.
- Review NSPRA policies and practices and make recommendations on how the Association can best meet equity and diversity needs.
- Develop a diversity engagement blog and use social media to connect members to information provided.
- Provide articles for NSPRA publications and the blog, and submit other market deliverables through NSPRA communication sources.
- Develop a section on NSPRA's website dedicated to diversity engagement.
- Develop a survey to better understand the professional development needs of members in the area of diversity engagement as well as the demographics of the communities NSPRA member districts serve.
- Develop and launch a tool kit on cultural competency and best practices for communicating with diverse audiences.
- Add presentations on communicating to diverse audiences to the 2013 Seminar program.
- Develop a plan to provide equity training opportunities for the NSPRA Executive Board with respect to constraints on NSPRA resources and time.
- Recruit members for the Project Team whose districts also belong to the Council of Great City Schools
Timeline: Complete a tool kit for presentation at the 2013 Seminar in San Diego. Provide updates on goals and deliverables for the November 2012, March 2013 and July 2013 Executive Board meetings.
Team Member Commitment: The goals and deliverables for this Project Team are primarily the responsibility of team members, who through their actions and accomplishments will determine whether the goals and deliverables are attained.
Project Team Members:
Stephanie Bateman firstname.lastname@example.org 502-244-7724
Gracie Valle-Chimal email@example.com 509-543-6743
LaTarzja Henry firstname.lastname@example.org 980-344-0009
Frank Kwan email@example.com 562-922-6360
Diane Legg firstname.lastname@example.org 705-722-3555 ext. 251
Sylvia Link, APR, ABS email@example.com 416-326-1987
Ellen Morgan firstname.lastname@example.org 213-241-6766
Monique Soria email@example.com 520-545-2093