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Orange County Chapter of Public Relations Society of America Announces 2019 Board of Directors

Irvine, Calif. – The Orange County Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (OCPRSA) has announced the 2019 board of directors, the most diverse group of professional leaders ever assembled that reflects the diversity of the county.

As a chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the largest national association of public relations professionals, OCPRSA creates engaging events, networking opportunities and professional development for its members and those in the public relations field.

Ted Nguyen, MPA, of the Orange County Transportation Authority is this year’s OCPRSA president and leads a dynamic board that includes:
President-elect: Charla Batey, MBA of Cox Communications
Treasurer: Justine Houston-Brown of Lages & Associates
Secretary: Brittney Holbrook, Marketing and PR consultant
Immediate past president: Dan Nasitka of Rocket Science Marketing + PR

“As a long-time member of PRSA on the local and national level, I’m excited to have a leadership team that is diverse in experiences, industries and backgrounds,” said Ted Nguyen, OCPRSA’s 2019 president. “We look forward to a year that equips our members with the strategic skills along with the tools, insights and professional enhancement opportunities that will hone their expertise to serve their clients, organizations and communities.”

Joining the 2019 leadership team are the directors-at-large:
James Alley, Orange County Business Council
Elena Bosch, HSF Affiliates LLC | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Patty Conover, Bank of America
David Cordero, APR, Communications Lab
Sara Fahy, Mesa Water District
Ken Hagihara, APR, Integrity Public Relations and California State University, Fullerton
Victoria Lim, Brandman University
Stephanie Thara Metzinger, Western Growers
Janna Parris, University of California, Irvine
Robin Rockey, APR, South Coast Water District
Teri Sawyer, T&Co. Public Relations
Annie Sullivan, Westbound Communications
Brenda Velasco, Biola University
Liz Wilkins, IMW Agency

The 2019 board of directors aims to build on the successes of 2018 which includes positive financial health for the organization, a wide-range of programming from tactics to thought leadership-based topics and its signature event – the annual PROTOS Awards Program honoring the best in the field. As part of OCPRSA’s ongoing efforts to mentor and develop the next generation of PR professionals, the board will also deepen engagement with local Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapters.



The Orange County chapter of PRSA was formed in 1963 with a handful of members and has become one of the largest chapters in California. OCPRSA is a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization with members representing corporate, government, nonprofit and educational organizations in Orange County.

About the Public Relations Society of America

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.”

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