Published on December 18th, 2014 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


SCPRSA names 2015 board of directors

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The South Carolina Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (SCPRSA) announced its 2015 board of directors and assembly delegates. The board oversees the chapter’s professional development activities and awards programs, and assembly delegates represent the chapter at the annual PRSA National Assembly. All are responsible for advancing the profession of public relations and ensuring members and non-members alike find value in every touch point with SCPRSA.

“The SCPRSA board and assembly delegates represent a cross-section of PR and communications roles, with agency, independent, corporate and non-profit professionals from across the state represented,” said Karen Potter, APR, incoming chapter president. “We are fortunate to have a strong group of leaders on board who are committed to the PR profession and to creating a positive and rewarding experience for our nearly 200 members.”

SCPRSA’s 2015 leadership team includes:


Karen Potter, APR, Public Relations Coordinator, Greenville Health System (Upstate)


Ashley Dusenbury, APR, Assistant Vice President of Public Relations, Palmetto Health Foundation (Midlands)

Immediate Past President

Chris Duncan, Marketing Coordinator, Lowcountry Graduate Center (Lowcountry)

Vice President: Communications

Jennifer Clark, Communications Coordinator, Clemson University (Upstate)

Vice President: Finance

Caitlin Greeley, Owner, C. Greeley Consulting (Upstate)

Vice President: Membership

Julie Scott, Associate Vice President of Communications, S.C. Chamber of Commerce (Midlands)

Vice President: Professional Development

Bobby Rettew, Chief Storyteller, Gray Digital Group (Upstate)

Ethics Officer

Joe Jones, APR, Owner, Jones, McAden & Associates (Midlands)

Lowcountry Regional Director

Tess Fortier, Corporate Concierge and Events Manager, PeopleMatter (Lowcountry)

Midlands Regional Director

Allison Atkins, Community Relations Coordinator and Executive Director of Healing Families Foundation, LRADC (Midlands)

Upstate Regional Director

Nisha Patel, PR Account Manager, Crawford Strategy (Upstate)

Assembly Delegates

Dusty Acosta, APR, Retired (Upstate)

Penny Cothran, APR, Multimedia Manager and South Carolina Business Editor, S.C. Chamber of Commerce (Midlands)

Allison Skipper, APR, Director of Marketing and Communications, S.C. Department of Commerce (Midlands)

In addition, Katie Elliott of KNE Marketing Communications in Columbia and Sarah Moore of Complete Public Relations in Greenville will serve as chair and co-chair of the organization’s annual Mercury Awards, which will take place in Columbia in April of 2015. Jaime Nash of Launch Something in Spartanburg will serve as chair of PRSA’s Southeast District Conference, which will take place June 3-5 in Greenville.


The Public Relations Society of America is the world’s largest professional organization for public relations practitioners. The South Carolina chapter of PRSA is the leading networking and professional development organization for communicators in the Palmetto State. The group hosts monthly meetings in the Upstate, Midlands and Lowcountry regions, while also providing statewide programs and leadership opportunities. For more information, visit





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