Board of Directors

See Current Board Contacts below

President

  • Oversees and administers the strategic direction and vision for the chapter
  • Serves as the chapter's liaison to the PRSA national office
  • Manages the day-to-day-operations of the chapter
  • Manages the Board of Directors.

President-Elect

  • Is "in training" to serve as the chapter's next president by collaborating closely with the president
  • Plans professional development luncheons and speakers
  • Manages annual member and non-member survey
  • Chairs the nominating committee

Past-President - description

  • A year to recuperate from serving as chapter president by serving in an advisory capacity to the chapter president and the Board of Directors
  • Liaison to the PRSA Western District office

Vice President of Communication - description

  • Administers minutes at each Board of Directors meeting
  • Manages Internet, Blog/Newsletter, Ethics & Advocacy and Publicity committees

Vice President of Finance - description

  • Responsible for the chapter's financial health
  • Prepares and manages the chapter's budget
  • Handles professional development, luncheon RSVP's and finances
  • Manages Finance, Sponsorship and Scholarship committees

Vice President of Membership - description

  • Responsible for membership recruitment and retention
  • Works closely with the national PRSA office to help facilitate the membership process
  • Welcomes and orients new members to the chapter to demonstrate the value of a PRSA membership and help members take full advantage of their membership
  • Manages Universal Accreditation, Recruitment & Retention, and Diversity committees

Vice President of Programs - description

  • Coordinates with PRSA to engage and update local members on local, regional and national professional development opportunities
  • Manages Luncheon Seminar, Professional Development and Pinnacle Award committees to ensure that regularly-scheduled programming represents a variety of public relations interests.

Assembly Delegates (2) - description

  • Serves as the voice of the chapter on all votes on a national level such as the election of national board and ballot initiatives

Current Board Contacts

President

Amanda Kate Peters

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
3150 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 278-6044
e-mail: apeters@lvcva.com

President Elect

Amy Bouchard

Focus Communications
3540 W Sahara Ave E-6 #218
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Phone: (702) 907-4748
e-mail: amy@focuscoms.com

Past President

Rina Foster

9120 Nicklewood Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89143
Phone: (515) 240-0774
e-mail: rina.foster@gmail.com

Vice President of Membership

Sarah A. Thornton

Sarah Thornton Public Relations
10161 Park Run Drive
Suite 150
Las Vegas, NV 89145
Phone: (702) 851-5800
e-mail: sarah@sarahthorntonpr.com

Vice President of Programs

Christina Marie Karas

Scientific Games
6601 S. Bermuda Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone: (440) 476-7347
e-mail: christina.karas@scientificgames.com

Vice President of Communications

Jennifer McDonnell

MountainView Hospital
3100 N. Tenaya Way
Las Vegas, NV 89128
Phone: (702) 962-9191
e-mail: jennifer.mcdonnell@hcahealthcare.com

Vice President of Finance

Keval C. Patel, CPA

The Calida Group
10777 W. Twain Avenue Suite 115
Las Vegas, NV 89135
Phone: (702) 501-8424
e-mail: kevalbu@gmail.com