Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Members and Supporters,

On behalf of the PRSA Houston Board of Directors, I would like to wish you a happy, healthy and successful New Year! 2020 is particularly special for our chapter, as we’re kicking off a yearlong celebration to commemorate 70 years in Houston! I’m thrilled to announce this year’s theme70 Years of Connecting Communicators: Making a Meaningful Impact.” Our leadership team is committed to helping you make 2020 your best professional year ever!

First, I want to extend deep appreciation to Immediate Past President Isidro Reyna, APR, and the 2019 board of directors and volunteers for all of their dedication and hard work. We had a fantastic year and reached many new heights of success. We will continue the momentum and build upon all the great strides we made throughout the last 12 months.

On a personal note, I want to thank our members and the incoming board of directors for allowing me to serve as your board president. It’s a privilege for me to be associated with the chapter, the members, the volunteers, the sponsors and the many wonderful opportunities we provide throughout the year. I’m extremely excited to work with each of you to accomplish great things.

This year, we will provide an exciting programming lineup for members and non-members alike, to include monthly professional development and networking opportunities. Join us for our first luncheon of the New Year on Jan. 16, as we welcome a group of elite communications professionals who will share what’s hot in PR for 2020. These PR pros will discuss tools, tips and trends that will help you succeed this year!

In June, we will celebrate the many faces of PR with “A Midsummer Night’s Masquerade” at our 35th Annual Excalibur Awards Gala. Our call for entries is available for download here and more information can be found in the newsletter. Additionally, our full-day professional development and networking event – PR Day – will make its much-anticipated return this October. Get ready to “Diversify Your Flavors: Unwrap Your PR Potential.” You won’t want to miss what we have in store for you!

Don’t let your calendar fill up, save these dates now:

  • January 16, 2020: Monthly Meeting (Luncheon)
  • February 13, 2020: Monthly Meeting (Breakfast)
  • March 5, 2020: Monthly Meeting (Luncheon)
  • April 2, 2020: Monthly Meeting (Breakfast)
  • May 28,2020: Monthly Meeting (Luncheon)
  • June 25, 2020: 35th Annual Excalibur Awards Gala at House of Blues
  • July 16, 2020: Monthly Meeting (Luncheon)
  • August 13, 2020: Monthly Meeting (Luncheon)
  • September 17, 2020: Monthly Meeting (Luncheon)
  • October 30, 2020: PR Day at United Way
  • November 18, 2020: Monthly Meeting (Luncheon)
  • December 3, 2020: Mingle Bells Holiday Party


*Dates and times for after-hours events and media tours will be posted here as they become available

We’re always looking for new communications professionals to get involved with our chapter. I strongly encourage anyone who is interested in sharing ideas, offering suggestions, speaking at an upcoming event or wanting to volunteer in some capacity, to reach out to me directly at [email protected].

Please contact me to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities and how your company can increase its exposure by reaching our audience. Your contributions, in-kind or monetary, allow us to continue to serve PR professionals in and around the Houston area.

I look forward to a prosperous New Year! Cheers to 2020 and celebrating 70 Years in Houston!


Jessica Anderson
PRSA Houston

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