Your PRSSA executive board is here for you. These are the faces that put in extra hours to plan and execute a successful Chapter for your benefit. Whether you are looking for a mentor, have a quick question about the organization or the PR industry, or just want to chit chat—the board is always available. Read up on their bios below and get to know them! You can also reach our Chapter with general questions at gv.prssa@gmail.com.

Executive Board:

Amberly Dzimira
Amberly DzimiraPresident
Year: Senior
Hometown: Romeoville, IL
PR Specialty: Event Planning, Hosting
Dream Job in PR: Working with non-profit organizations that help save animals
Internship Experience: Communications Assistant at GVSU Alumni Relations and Event Intern at John Ball Zoo
Clare Quirin
Clare QuirinCEO of GrandPR
Year: Senior
Hometown: Downers Grove, IL
PR Specialty: Writing, Project Management, Creative Thinking
Dream Job in PR: Working in-house for a company doing PR
Internship Experience: Marketing Associate at Senior Living Experts Chicagoland, Communications Assistant and Photographer for Grand Rapids Public Schools, and Student Coordinator for Piper & Gold Public Relations
Payton Peltomaa
Payton PeltomaaVP of Public Relations
Year: Senior
Hometown: Okemos, MI
PR Specialty: Writing, Design, Event Planning
Dream Job in PR: Become a Chief Communications Officer
Internship Experience: The Perrigo Company, The Meraki Agency, GVSU Development Office
Paige Bodine
Paige BodineVP of Member Services
Year: Junior
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
PR Specialty: Media Relations, Community Relations
Dream Job in PR: Working for a local Grand Rapids firm
Internship Experience: Grand Valley State University Police Department
Katelyn McQuillan
Katelyn McQuillanVP of Programming
Year: Junior
Hometown: Dewitt, MI
PR Specialty: Media Relations, Community Relations, Writing
Dream Job in PR: Working in-house as a PR/Corporate Communications Director
Internship Experience: Corporate Communications Intern at Meijer Inc.
Madison Reifler
Madison ReiflerVP of Professional Development
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: West Bloomfield, MI
PR Specialty: Social Media
Dream Job in PR: Working in the entertainment or music industry!
Reilly Lewis
Reilly LewisVP of Chapter Development
Year: Junior
Hometown: Macomb, MI
PR Specialty: Event Planning, Writing
Favorite PR Class: CAP 320 with Professor Becky Olsen. I learned so much about PR, and it made me excited so excited for the future.
Internship Experience: Public Relations Intern at Young Entrepreneurs across America
Hailey Mohney
Hailey MohneySocial Media Director
Year: Junior
Hometown: Laingsburg, MI
PR Specialty: Social Media
Dream Job in PR: Work as a Publicist
Olivia Dolley
Olivia DolleyPodcast Director
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Lake City, MI
PR Specialty: Health Communications, Community Relations, Sales
Dream Job in PR: Work as a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
Internship Experience: Marketing and Public Relations Intern with Eat to Thrive

Advisory Board:

Faculty Adviser:

Adrienne Wallace, Ph.D
Adrienne Wallace, Ph.DAssociate Professor, GVSU APR Program
PR Strengths: Digital/Social Strategy, Large-Scale Events, Public Affairs, Crisis Communication, and Community Relations

Professional Advisers:

Jason Manshum
Jason ManshumPrincipal, 45th Parallel Strategies, LLC
PR Strengths: Issues Management, Crisis Communications, Media Relations, Strategic Planning, Government Relations, Message Development, Community Engagement, Grassroots Coalition Building, Public Speaking, Change Management
Becky Olson
Becky OlsonPR Strategist, Golin
PR Strengths: Media Relations, Strategic Planning, Employee Communication, and Influencer Engagement