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Anthony D’Angelo Elected Public Relations Society of America’s 2018 National Chair
The Leadership Assembly of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) voted Saturday to elect Anthony W. D’Angelo chair of the society for 2018. D’Angelo, who is a professor of practice in public relations at the Newhouse School, will serve as PRSA’s chair-elect on the National Board of Directors in 2017.
PRSA’s Leadership Assembly, comprised of more than 300 delegates representing PRSA’s districts, chapters, sections and student society, voted to approve the PRSA nominating committee’s leadership selection of D’Angelo to lead the national organization beginning Jan. 1, 2018.
“I am honored and humbled to be elected to serve PRSA as we look to the future of the society and the public relations profession,” says D’Angelo. “I believe our profession has a particular responsibility to model collaborative servant leadership, based on a solid ethical foundation and a commitment to giving people a say in decisions that affect them.”
In addition to D’Angelo, several other candidates selected by the PRSA National Nominating Committee were elected to the PRSA’s national board of directors for two-year terms beginning in 2017.
D’Angelo joined the Newhouse School after more than 25 years of service in the corporate and agency sectors, including communications leadership roles for ITT Corp., the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, Magna International, United Technologies and Sage Marketing Communications.
D’Angelo’s practice areas include change management, reputation management, branding and marketing communications. He helped develop the financial and investor communications emphasis at Newhouse. He has also contributed to two popular public relations textbooks.
D’Angelo has served PRSA in various leadership roles, including national secretary, chair of the College of Fellows and as founder of the M.B.A. program, which aims to bring strategic communications content to M.B.A. curricula nationwide. He has also served in a variety of PRSA board, district and chapter leadership positions.
D’Angelo’s pieces on the importance of strategic communications to organizational leadership have appeared in BusinessWeek, the Financial Times and the Public Relations Strategist. He is also a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal’s “Crisis of the Week” column. He has presented seminars on change management at several conferences and universities over the past 15 years.