Board of Directors

President
John Forde PhD Fellow PRSA
Mississippi State University Department of Communication
e-mail: jforde@comm.msstate.edu

President

Leigh Perry-Herndon
Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce
e-mail: lherndon@mobilechamber.com

President-Elect/Conference Chair

Leah Barbour
MSU Office of Agricultural Communications
e-mail: leah.barbour@msstate.edu

President-Elect/Conference Chair
Mary Cracchiolo Spain
Beau Rivage
e-mail: mcracchiolo@beaurivage.com

Past President
Jennifer Jenkins
JJPR
e-mail: jennifer@jjpragency.com

Past President
Bekah Sparks
MSU Extension Service
e-mail: b.sparks@msstate.edu

VP Membership
Erin Garrett
The University of Mississippi - DeSoto
e-mail: enparson@gmail.com

VP Membership
Checky Herrington
Mississippi State University - Office of Public Affairs
e-mail: cherrington@opa.msstate.edu

VP Accreditation
Ken Hair
Children in Crisis Inc
e-mail: kenhair@childrenincrisisfl.org

VP Communication
Sarah Clancy
Rapides Regional Medical Center
e-mail: sarah.clancy@hcahealthcare.com

VP Communication

Diane Lynn Godwin
MSU High Performance Computing Collaboratory
e-mail: Diane@hpc.msstate.edu

Treasurer
Gina Daly
MSU Office of Agricultural Communications
e-mail: gina.daly@msstate.edu

Treasurer

Micah A. Walker, MBA
Southern Heritage Bank
e-mail: mwalker@shbnet.com

Secretary/PRCA President
Kristina Hendrix, APR
Dynetics, Inc.
e-mail: kristina.hendrix@dynetics.com

Member at Large/ECPRO President
Scarlett Bauman
Air Force Enlisted Village
e-mail: bauman@afev.us

Member at Large/PRAM President
Jennie Bradford Curlee
Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau
e-mail: jcurlee@tupelo.net

Member at Large/PRAL President
Christine Rigamer
Gambel Communications
e-mail: christine@gambelpr.com

Member at Large/Chapter of Distinction
Ginger Guttner
LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
e-mail: ginger@lsu.edu

Member at Large/Student Conference 
Kinnon Phillips
e-mail: kphillips@bellwether-group.com

Member at Large/Conference Sponsors
Lea Ivey Stone
Navigator Credit Union
e-mail: Leaiveystone@gmail.com

Member at Large
Alan Burns
MSU Social Science Research Center
e-mail: alan.burns@ssrc.msstate.edu

Member at Large
Ardelle Bush
Heathy Start Coalition
e-mail: ardelle_healthystart@yahoo.com

Member at Large
Ashley Fulmer
Big Communications 
e-mail: ashley@bigcom.com

UAB Representative
Caron Blanton
Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning
e-mail: cblanton@mississippi.edu

UAB Representative
Adam Kelley
Children's of Alabama
e-mail: adam.kelley@childrensal.org