Chapter Committees

    If you are interested in joining a committee, please contact us.

    Accreditation Committee

    This committee encourages professionals to pursue their Accreditation in Public Relations. It helps them prepare to pass PRSA's accreditation exam. 

    Awards Committee

    This committee oversees our chapter's annual awards program. This includes the Pinnacle Awards for outstanding work as well as our P. Lee Starkey Award for outstanding service, Professional of the Year Award and Rising Star Award. 


    Coordinates chapter programs to promote and create awareness of ethnic and cultural diversity in the public relations profession.

    Ethics committee

    This committee keeps the PRSA Code of Ethics in the forefront of our members’ minds and helps them understand and apply the guideposts to their work. 

    Membership Committee

    This committee attracts and welcomes new members and makes sure current members are engaged and getting the most from their membership.  

    Nominating Committee

    This committee proposes officers and directors for the coming year. 

    PRSSA committee

    This committee works with our two Public Relations Student Society of America chapters at Hampton University and Old Dominion University to nurture future professionals.

    Professional Development Committee

    This committee plans and oversees workshops and other professional development opportunities.

    Program Committee

    This committee plans and oversees chapter meetings bringing interesting and timely topics and excellent presenters to share insight with our members and guests. 

    Public Service Committee

    This committee puts the expertise of chapter members to work helping help charitable organizations in Hampton Roads.

    social media COMMITTEE

    This committee oversees our chapter’s Facebook, Twitter and Linked-in presence. 

    Sponsorhip & partnership COMMITTEE

    This committee helps secure sponsorships and partnerships so the chapter can have outstanding speakers and programs.

    Strategic planning COMMITTEE

    This committee plans for our chapter’s future bydeveloping a strategic roadmap to guide it.