Independent Public Relations Alliance Announces 2010 Leadership

Fairfax, VA. --- January 19, 2010 --- The Independent Public Relations Alliance (IPRA;, a network of approximately 50 senior-level communications executives who own or operate independent practices or small virtual agencies in the Washington, D.C. metro area, today announced its Executive Board.

The 2010 IPRA Board of Directors are:

Chair: Sandra M. Remey, MA, APR, President, Remey Communications
Chair-Elect: Susan C. Rink, Principal, Rink Strategic Communications
Treasurer: Ami Neiberger-Miller, APR, Chief Executive, Steppingstone, LLC
Secretary: Jennifer Reising, Principal, Reising Communications
Program Co-Chairs: Shawn Flaherty, President, Creative Strategies Public Relations
  Rita Mhley, President, Senior Writer, Mhley/Davis & Associates
  Sheri L. Singer, President, Singer Communications
Membership Co-Chairs: Nancy Plemens Mayes, APR, Owner/Principal, Mayes Communications
  Susan C. Rink, Principal, Rink Strategic Communications
Marketing/PR Co-Chairs: Claudia Askew, APR, President, ASQ Communications
  Mary-Jane Atwater, President, Atwater Communications
  Ann Andrews Morris, Principal, AndMore Communications, LLC
Web Update: Heathere Evans-Keenan, APR, Founder, Keenan Public Relations
New Member Web: Robert Deigh, Principal, RDR Communication/PR
Collective Buying: Helen Sullivan, APR, Fellow, PRSA, President, InHouse
Communications, LLC
Partners: Jeffrey Porro, Speechwriter, Porro Associates LLC
PRSA International Conference Liaison: Robert Udowitz, Principal, Robert Udowitz Consulting

“IPRA is uniquely positioned to meet the communications needs of all businesses, including those facing shrinking budgets and staff,” said IPRA Chair Sandra M. Remey, APR. “IPRA offers businesses access to an exceptional pool of senior-level talent, with varied specialties. A company seeking PR or marketing expertise can go to our website,, and identify members of our group who have the expertise they are looking for and contact them. IPRA is an important and affordable resource for businesses, nonprofits and government agencies.”

IPRA practitioners have been in business an average of more than eight years and possess an average of 30 years of PR experience. IPRA members provide a wide array of cost-effective, value-added services to corporations, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, as well as PR and advertising agencies. IPRA is a section of the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) National Capital Chapter (NCC) in Washington, DC. PRSA is the world’s largest professional organization for PR practitioners, and the NCC is the country’s largest chapter.