Morris named to IPRA Board

JMC President Jay Morris has been named to the Independent Public Relations Alliance Board and will serve on IPRA’s Program Committee in 2013.

IPRA is a Washington-based professional organization for independent PR practitioners and provides programming, professional development, networking and business support to its 60-plus members. It is part of the Public Relations Society of America’s National Capital Chapter, the largest PRSA chapter in the U.S. Morris also is serving his second year of a two-year term on the PRSA-NCC Board.

“I’m very excited about serving the solo practitioner community,” said Morris. “IPRA is a great organization with a very giving and supportive membership. I owe a great deal to my fellow IPRA members who have helped me with a myriad of concerns and questions as I began my own practice. I look forward to ‘giving back’ as we develop some super programming for 2013.”

Morris said he will be working to create a series of workshops to help PR professionals “jump-start” their transition from full-time employment to independent consultancy. “That transition can be a tough one, and I’d like to make it easier for those who are committed to becoming a solo  practitioner,” Morris said.

Morris organized and moderated a panel last fall on how to become a successful PR consultant.