NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PRSA today announced the newly elected members of its 2024 Board of Directors. The delegates of the 2023 Leadership Assembly elected Ray Day, APR, as Chair-elect and eight members to serve in officer and director positions beginning January 1, 2024.
“Ray brings to PRSA an extensive background in communications and business and experience working with multinational organizations,” said Michelle Olson, APR, 2023 Nominating Committee Chair. “He will be a great influence on the future of PRSA and the profession, and his contributions will benefit all of our members.”
Officers (one-year term):
Chair-elect – Ray Day, APR
Treasurer – Jessica M. Graham, APR, Fellow PRSA
Secretary – Sam Sims, APR, Fellow PRSA
Directors (two-year term):
Midwest District Director – Jason J. Sprenger, APR
Southeast District Director – John Gregory Clemons, APR
Southwest District Director – Patricia "Reace" Alvarenga Smith, APR
Sunshine District Director – Christina Morton, APR
North Pacific District – Janelle Guthrie, APR, Fellow PRSA
Director At-Large – Michael A. Brown Sr.
About Ray Day, APR, Chair-elect:
In his role as Vice Chair of Stagwell, which he joined in February 202, Day leads the integration, innovation and growth of Stagwell's more than 70 global agencies, pairing creativity with technology for communications, marketing and digital solutions serving clients around the world.
He is a recognized voice and leader in communications and public relations, with more than three decades of experience and insights as a chief communications officer. Prior to Stagwell, he served as IBM’s CCO, leading the company’s global Communications and Corporate Citizenship teams in more than 170 countries. Before IBM, Day was Group Vice President of Communications and served 28 years with Ford. His accomplishments include transforming Ford’s communications model working with then CEO Alan Mulally. This led to the biggest improvement ever in the company’s corporate reputation and brand strength, and Day was cited as a key part of the Ford transformation in the American Icon business book.
PRSA is the leading professional organization serving the communications community through a network of more than 400 professional and student chapters in the U.S., Argentina, Colombia, Peru and Puerto Rico. Guided by its Code of Ethics, PRSA empowers its members to succeed at every stage of their careers through a wide breadth of premium professional development programs, exclusive networking events and leadership opportunities. Signature events include the Anvil Awards, and ICON, the premier annual gathering for communications professionals and students. For more information, visit www.prsa.org.