PRSA installs new executive leadership team

Marc Lutz//November 2, 2023//

From left, Mary-Michael Rodgers, Chelsea Chambers and Janelle Smith are members of the PRSA executive leadership team.

PRSA installs new executive leadership team

Marc Lutz//November 2, 2023//

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The Idaho Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America announced the appointment of the executive leadership team in September.

Chelsea Chambers will be serving as vice president, Janelle Smith will be serving as secretary and Mary-Michael Rodgers will be the board treasurer. The three join Malcolm Hong, the chapter’s president.

Chambers, who has been a member of the PRSA since 2020, has been in the media and communication industry for nearly 10 years. She is a freelance writer and editor and has more than 150 published articles in a variety of magazines and news outlets. Currently, she serves as the public information specialist at the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation. She enjoys combining her love of nature with her passion for media relations and public service. Chambers earned a bachelor’s degree from Boise State University in writing and communication, with an emphasis on rhetoric and technical writing.

Smith is the strategic communication team lead for the Recreation.gov program and is employed by the U.S. Forest Service. She works with communication, marketing and editorial experts to coordinate content production for the Recreation.gov website and social media channels, manage marketing efforts and support strategic communication efforts for the program. During her 30 years with the federal government, Smith has worked in a variety of public affairs and media capacities and locations.

Rodgers has worked in communication and marketing for more than 15 years, serving as the communication manager for Boise Centre and the Greater Boise Auditorium District. She is responsible for overseeing media relations, community relations and special projects. She has served on the Western Idaho Fair Board, has been a Girl Scout leader, a soccer coach and a member of several professional organizations.

“Our new executive board members are committed to upholding our high professional standards and engaging with our community,” said Hong in a statement. “Their leadership will help foster the professional development of our members across the Gem State.”

PRSA Idaho offers monthly events that provide professional development and networking opportunities for communications professionals.