Ana Toro, APR, Fellow PRSA elected as National PRSA Director-at-Large

The Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Leadership Assembly voted to elect Ana Toro, APR, Fellow PRSA as Director-at-Large of the Society, a role she will serve for two terms beginning in 2019. Ana’s longtime history with PRSA began in the Georgia Chapter, when she co-chaired the Multicultural Special Interest Group (SIG) in 2003, helping grow the chapter’s diverse membership and being a key contributor to the chapter’s Diversity Plan. Ana also served on the chapter’s Board of Directors between 2010-2012 and co-chaired the Healthcare SIG.

 

At the national level, she chaired PRSA’s National Diversity and Inclusion Committee between 2015-17, growing the committee, appointing D&I chapter liaisons nationally, and engaging leading D&I researchers and the PRSA Foundation to collaborate with D&I. Her presentation at the Leadership Rally in Boston last year “made the case” nationally that the Board of Directors and PRSA are re-engaged and committed to make D&I a national initiative. Ana has long been a D&I advocate, as evidenced by interviews in PR Week and her authorship of multiple PRSay blog posts. In 2015, Ana drafted PRSA’s first-ever Spanish post that received numerous views and high accolades. When Ana cohosted PRSA’s Diversity Mixer at ICON ‘16, she was the first to tweet #PRDiversity – as a result, according to Media Miser, the hashtag was among the top 10 trending topics of the conference. She developed and implemented the national D&I strategy for PRSA, and proposed and developed a Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit checklist that elevated the D&I dialogue nationally. Ana continues to be a D&I advocate for the profession, by speaking at national and regional conferences all across the U.S. Today, she continues to work with PRSA past-presidents and other D&I leaders to draft PRSA’s strategic D&I plan for the next five years.

 

Published by PRSA Admin

The Georgia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is the second largest chapter in the country, and serves approximately 850 members statewide.

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