Chapter Semi - Annual News
A periodic newsletter for the membership of PRAM Central Chapter.
President's Message
Fellow PRAM Central members,
What is the most valuable thing about PRAM to you? For me, it’s the people who helped nurture me when I was just starting my career in public relations more than three decades ago and continue to teach me today. Although I had the education and some skills back then, I just didn’t know what I didn’t know. Vicki Harper (now Blake) provided so much help and counsel to me. Vicki was then working for Mississippi Blood Services, and it was at her urging that I joined PRAM. There, I made many connections with other professionals upon whom I could call. They became lifelong friends. Often, I had no clue about how to do the work, but Vicki and others were just a phone call or visit away and mentored me.
One of the most valuable things about PRAM is not going to meetings, getting recognition for our work through awards and accreditation, or learning valuable skills and abilities. (Those are all really valuable things!) But to me, the real strength of an organization such as PRAM is that it puts people together. We can learn so much from each other.
This year, we are trying to strengthen the ties we have with each other by having more events where we can just be together in a social setting and develop relationships. We have two more social events planned for this year, in August and November. We’ve deemed these so important that they will take the place of our regular monthly meetings.
So, the next time you’re among PRAM colleagues, take a moment to get to know each other a little better and look around for people who could benefit from your knowledge or wisdom and be attentive to opportunities to become a mentor. Perhaps you can be the Vicki that mentors a newbie and helps set the stage for a career.
Bill Moak, APR

Thank You Speakers
July 2022
June 2022
May 2022
April 2022
 We want to take a moment to express our genuine thanks to our dynamic speakers during the last few months at our PRAM Central Meetings. Everyone greatly appreciated your expertise in addressing different approaches to public relations.

 If you have not had a chance to join us at one of the meetings, you still have a few more chances before the end of the year. Stay in the know by visiting our website and Facebook page.
Call for Speakers
PRAM Central is looking for members who would like to be considered for our Speakers Bureau. The chapter is often asked for speaker suggestions and provides a listing of vetted presenters and speakers on a range of topics related to communications. If you would like to be considered for the list, please email with:
  • Your name
  • Job title/organization
  • Area of expertise
  • Description of any previous talks related to your topic area.
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New Professionals Virtual Summit:
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PRAM Central 2022 Membership Roster

PRAM Central is finalizing its membership roster for 2022, and we want to be sure you are included. We will publish a list of members in good standing on our website by Sept. 9, 2022. If you have not already renewed and paid your membership dues, please renew today! If you have questions about your membership status, please contact Corie Jones, vice president of membership, at Thank you!
Being a member of PRAM Central delivers both solid professional and personal benefits:
  • Monthly chapter meetings with knowledgeable and lively speakers on communication topics
  • Member rates for state and regional conferences 
  • Peer-reviewed awards at state and regional levels
  • Password-protected online membership directory of PR pros in four states, organized by chapter and industry
  • Leadership opportunities at chapter, state and regional levels
  • Professional accreditation opportunities
Upcoming Events
You do not want to miss the upcoming socials and meetings we are planning in the coming months. We also are in the process of planning a fantastic social for the Fall. Follow our Facebook page to learn more about upcoming events.

Looking for job opportunities
Did you know? You can find jobs or post job opportunities in the Chapter Job Bank whether you're looking for work or posting a position to help your department.

It is our goal to publish job postings as quickly as possible. Include a PDF job description (or link) and your organization's logo.

Email your job description and a logo to Vanessa Lowe Garcia, Vice President of Communication.
Advertise your internship!
Did you know PRAM Central has a strong and growing student membership? In addition to full-time job listings, PRAM Central wants your internship opportunities for our job bank. To submit your internship opportunities, please email
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