The Hannon Group Founder Voted President-Elect of PRSA, NCC Chapter

WASHINGTON - The Public Relations Society of America National Capital Chapter (PRSA-NCC) today announced its 2006 slate of elected officers, board of directors, and assembly delegates. The Board oversees the chapter's more than 30 annual professional development and awards programs designed to advance professionalism and support career growth.

"I joined PRSA to network and achieve more in my professional advancement," said Tracy Schario, 2006 NCC president and director of media relations for The George Washington University. "Nearly a decade later, the chapter continues to excel at fostering career development. I look forward to working with the board to provide opportunities for our members to achieve new heights in their personal endeavors and to continue the promotion of public relations education and best practices in advocacy."

Schario is joined by 12 newly elected members of the board of directors and two assembly delegates, as well as two returning directors, who are serving two-year terms, and eight returning assembly delegates. The Chapter's leadership team is comprised of the president and the executive officers of the board:

  • Sandra Wills Hannon, Ph.D., APR, NCC president-elect and principal of The Hannon Group
  • Sean O'Neill, APR, NCC treasurer and principal of Symmetrix Public Relations
  • Mary-Jane Atwater, APR, NCC Secretary and president of Atwater Communications
  • Sally McDonough. NCC vice president and vice president of the Social Marketing Practice at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
  • Scott Shaw, NCC vice president and president and founder of CreatiVerge Communications, Inc.
  • Christina Rubalcaba-Swanwick, NCC vice president and business development manager for PR Newswire.
  • Bob Bryant, APR, NCC immediate past president and is chief of command information for Defense Information Systems Agency

About the National Capital Chapter
The National Capital Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America represents the world's leadership in the practice of public relations and is the essential network for practitioners in the Washington region. More than 1,200 members strong, the chapter provides high-quality and timely professional development programs, accreditation instruction, and networking opportunities. The Chapter promotes public relations education through the support of five regional PRSSA chapters and a Career Academy for inner city high school students. For more information about membership, leadership, or events, please visit

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