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Marcene Robinson named 2022 president of local PRSA chapter


Tue, Feb 1st 2022 01:25 pm

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Buffalo Niagara Chapter welcomes Marcene Robinson as president for 2022. Robinson heads a 12-person board of directors, which was recently elected by the local chapter's membership body.

Robinson, a Buffalo native and current resident of Hamilton, Ontario, serves as unit diversity officer and news content manager at the University at Buffalo. He has been a member of PRSA Buffalo Niagara Chapter since 2013 and has served on the Board as president-elect, treasurer, assembly delegate and PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) chapter liaison.

Robinson has received several awards from the chapter, including the Ann R. Carden Rising Star Award in 2018. The chapter also recognized his work in media relations with gold Excalibur Awards in 2014 and 2015. Robinson holds both an MBA and bachelor's degree in English from the University at Buffalo.

Besides Robinson, other PRSA Buffalo Niagara Chapter members serving on the 2022 board of directors include:

  • President-Elect: Grace Gerass, assistant director of communications and alumni engagement, University at Buffalo School of Nursing
  • Secretary: Ginger Geoffery, APR, director of communications, Neighborhood Health Center of WNY
  • Treasurer: Christopher Schobert, communications director, University at Buffalo Clinical and Translational Science Institute
  • Immediate Past President, Lori Allan, director of communications and development, Charter School for Applied Technologies
  • Director-at-Large: Antonia Carter-Redding, product control analyst, Citi
  • Director-at-Large: Joshua Gregory, public relations director, The Martin Group
  • Director-at-Large: Samantha Schlein, cloud marketing manager, Ingram Micro
  • Assembly Delegate: Cassandra Kubiak, director of enrollment marketing, Niagara University
  • Assembly Delegate: Rene Petties-Jones, president, The National Federation for Just Communities of WNY Inc.
  • PRSSA Chapter Liaison: Alexander Dean, communications specialist, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP
  • Diversity Chair: Sara Elizabeth Green, client onboarding intermediate associate analyst, Citi

PRSA Buffalo Niagara Chapter is Western New York's branch of the Public Relations Society of America – a professional organization serving the communications community. The local chapter began in 1963 and is one of 110 across the nation. Its 120 members represent a variety of industries, including corporate, nonprofit, government, counseling firms, educational institutions and professional service firms. Visit www.prsabuffaloniagara.org for more information.

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