Morris elected a vice president of PRSA-NCC

JMC President Jay Morris was elected vice president of the National Capital Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. PRSA-NCC is the nation’s largest PRSA chapter, with over 1,400 members.

Morris will be one of three vice presidents serving a one-year term starting Jan. 1, 2014. He is completing a two-year term as a director on the PRSA-NCC Board. Prior to that, he was co-chair of the chapter’s Professional Development Committee.

More information about the election results and a list of next year’s officers can be found on the PRSA-NCC website.

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. [Read more…]

So you want to be a PR consultant

Many people dream about leaving full-time employment to become an independent consultant. JMC’s Jay Morris writes about four public relations professionals who took the plunge to become successful solo practitioners in a guest post on the Public Relations Society of America – National Capital Chapter Blog.

All four consultants are members of the Independent Public Relations Alliance and spoke on a panel organized by Morris and sponsored jointly by PRSA-NCC and IPRA. [Read more…]