Owens resigns from PRSA

NEW YORK: Ron Owens has resigned as PRSA Director. He has also resigned as a director of the PRSA Foundation, according to PRSA national president and CEO Cheryl Procter-Rogers.

NEW YORK: Ron Owens has resigned as PRSA Director. He has also resigned as a director of the PRSA Foundation, according to PRSA national president and CEO Cheryl Procter-Rogers.

Owens, who was elected to the 2006 PRSA board of directors, cited “the unforeseen increase in work load and responsibility in his new position from preventing his full participation in the board's work,” according to an internal email by Procter-Rogers.  The letter quotes Owens: "Given the strategic importance of the many issues and initiatives that the board must address and the need for each member to fulfill his or her respective responsibilities effectively, it is vital that no board member's circumstances be allowed to stand in the way of our organization's progress."

Procter-Rogers said, in the note, that the PRSA board of directors will take the necessary steps to fill the vacancy created by this resignation.

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