Council of Leaders

 

The Council of Leaders, formerly known as the Senior Leadership Council, is composed of founding members, past presidents, board members and other sundry Grovers* who have clearly demonstrated a career of superior performance and made a significant contribution to SPRF and the field of public relations.

The group began in 2009 as a way to keep longtime members tied to SPRF and its future. SPRF’s Immediate Past president chairs the Council and past presidents are automatically added as Council members each year. Membership is also granted through nomination at the local chapter at each year’s annual conference and members are offered a discounted rate to attend the annual conference. Nominees must be a past SPRF president or prior Council members.



*The “Grovers” are named in memory of longtime SPRF member Grover Smith, who died in 2004. Smith was a legend in the field of public relations and SPRF and served as the longtime press secretary for U.S. Sen. John Sparkman of Alabama. He was a fixture at each year’s conference hospitality room and is missed by all who knew him.



    Current members of the Council of Leaders:
  • Kristie Aylett, APR, Fellow PRSA

  • Bill Bagwell

  • Charles Barnette, APR - Deceased

  • Rosemary Blackmon, APR

  • Caron Blanton, APR

  • Susan Broussard, APR

  • Bob Carroll

  • Roland Carson

  • Neal Cirlot - Deceased

  • Chris Conway - Deceased

  • Karla Shackleford Conway, APR

  • George Couch

  • Glen Duncan, APR

  • George Elliott, APR

  • Marian Faulk, APR

  • John Forde, Ph.D., APR

  • Suzanne Fornaro, APR

  • Danny Gardner

  • Ruth Gilchrist

  • Gerry Gilmer

  • Denise Grayson

  • Sherry Harlow, APR

  • Pat Hartman, APR

  • Tracy Heggins Yanez, APR

  • Kristina Hendrix, APR

  • John Hightower, APR

  • Susan Hunt, APR

  • Bill Hunter

  • Jennifer Jenkins, APR

  • Robert Jones

  • Adam Kelley, APR

  • Rex Kelly

  • Sally Kuzenski, APR

  • Missy Laborde, APR

  • Rick Looser

  • Carol A. Mann, APR

  • Jim McIngvale

  • Sabrina McLaughlin, APR

  • Bill Michelet, APR - Deceased

  • Holley Midgley, APR

  • Danny Mitchell

  • Jamie Palmer, APR

  • Susan Nelson Pickard, APR

  • Jarrod Ravencraft

  • Dave Rickey, APR

  • Chuck Saucier - Deceased

  • Philip Shirley, APR

  • Yvonne Sorge, APR

  • Renee Smith Tadie, APR

  • Karla Swacker, APR

  • Lea Ivey Stone, APR

  • Shelia White

  • Andra Wilson

  • George Winters, APR

  • John Wittig, APR

  • Carol Woodruff

To inquire about becoming a member of the Council of Leaderes or if you feel your name has been omitted from this list, please contact Jennifer Jenkins, APR at jennifer@jjpragency.com.