Board of Directors

PRAL is managed by a volunteer board of directors with representatives from each of the five member chapters. The board meets quarterly to plan activities and give strategic direction to the organization based on member feedback. From the board, five representatives also sit on the Southern Public Relations Federation board.

Interested in future board service? Please let us know. We are always looking for future leaders!

2018 PRAL State Board of Directors

*President – Emily Schmidt Liuzza, APR (New Orleans)
*Immediate Past President and Secretary –  Christine Rigamer, APR (New Orleans)
VP of Programs & Chapter Services – Sarah Clancy, APR (Central)
VP of Awards & Student Services, President-Elect – Kelli West (Central)
*VP of Membership  – Ginger Guttner, APR (Baton Rouge)
VP of Communications - Beth Chiasson (Acadiana)
VP of Accreditation – Sadie Wilks (Baton Rouge)
*Treasurer & PRAL Central Chapter President –  Micah Walker (Central)

At-Large Members

Christine Payton – PRAL Acadiana Chapter President
Delia Taylor, APR – PRAL Baton Rouge Chapter President (through June 2018)
Cheryl Michelet – PRAL Baton Rouge Chapter President (July 2018 forward)
Gretchen Hirt Gendron - PRAL New Orleans Chapter President
Carrie Devries, APR – PRAL New Orleans Chapter Rep
Jennifer Steadman – PRAL Northwest Chapter President
Katie Bursley - PRAL Northwest Chapter President
Angie White - PRAL Northwest Chapter Rep

*SPRF delegate