Terms for the incoming National Committee for 2014-15 start June 1, so today is my last day as PRSSA Immediate Past President and my last day in PRSSA. It's truly bittersweet and it's still surprising it is all over! It's a very strange feeling so I had to write about it. I've been in PRSSA since 2009 and have changed so much and have so much to be grateful for thanks to this organization. It's not a club, it's a pre-professional organization! I've also had points taken off papers for always capitalizing Chapter without even thinking about it.
So many of my closest friends like Amy Bishop, Catherine Koonce, Tara Rosenbaum and Chris Piedmont I met through PRSSA and I have countless more friendships and connections through PRSSA as well. I know I have so much to thank PRSSA for, I really do.
I've already written about my experience on three National Committees, but I can't even describe what it's like to work with such talented people who just want to serve and give back. It's very rare to work with such people and I've been blessed.
Although it will be different to not be in PRSSA, I look forward to everything to come with PRSA and giving back there. I've already learned a lot by serving PRSA New York and serving the PRSA New Professionals Section; I know this will only grow.
I hope to still be involved in PRSSA in some ways in the future and will always be a resource as a past member, Chapter President and National President. This organization means a lot to me and it always will.
Thank you to all the people I had the chance to serve with and for all you did for me and the Society. It was truly an honor to get to know and serve with so many!
I know our PRSSA leaders now and in the future will continue to advance the profession and the future professional. Hope to see all of you in PRSA in the future or giving back in another way!