The Senior Leadership Council is a group 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, and is currently responsible for judging the Chapter of Distinction awards each year. SPRF’s Immediate Past president chairs the Council and past presidents are automatically added as SLC 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 meet two of the three following requirements:
• Past SPRF President
• Three or more terms of service as SPRF Board Member
• Significant career achievement as determined by nomination through local chapter
Should a member be lacking one of the following criteria for membership in the council, the Chair of the SLC has the right to waive the criteria.
*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.
To inquire about becoming a member of the Senior Leadership Council or if you feel your name has been omitted from this list, please contact Jarrod Ravencraft, SLC Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.