The nominee list is made up entirely of APR-accredited candidates and is released amid ongoing debate about the removal of the PRSA's requirement for all board members and officers to have APR status.
In total, 14 candidates have been nominated for officer, open board, and assembly delegate-at-large positions by a committee led by PRSA chair and CEO Jeffrey Julin. The nominees will stand for election by a vote of the PRSA Leadership Assembly on October 16 at the trade body's international conference in Washington, DC.
In addition to Corbett, nominees for 2011 officer positions include treasurer, Philip Tate, SVP, Luquire George Andrews, and secretary, Kathy Barbour, communications manager, Mayo Clinic.
A full list of nominees for open PRSA board of directors and PRSA assembly-at-large positions is available here.
As previously reported by PRWeek, an adhoc group known as “The Committee for a Democratic PRSA”, is lobbying to eliminate the APR requirement for PRSA national officers and board members. During the October conference the committee is aiming to persuade the PRSA assembly to vote on a bylaw ending the requirement that PR professionals must be APR-certified to be a national officer or board member.