Meet Our Executive Board!
Elizabeth Frattarole, President
Hi everyone! My name is Liz and I am a senior public relations major with a minor
in business administration. I am from the chocolate capital of the world, Hershey,
Pennsylvania. In my spare time, I love to binge watch Criminal Minds on Netflix, go on long runs outside and watch college and professional football games.
I am very excited to be the WVU PRSSA chapter president for the year!
Hey guys! My name's Brittany and I'm from Parkersburg, West Virginia. I am a senior,
public relations major with a minor in interactive media design! I am a current
intern for PACE Enterprises. Most importantly, I love dogs more than anything in
Jake Byrne, Vice President of External Relations
Hey guy! I'm Jake Byrne and I was born and raised outside of Philly, Pennsylvania (major Eagles, Phillies,
Flyers fan). I'm a senior majoring in public relations and after graduation this
coming May, I'm hoping to move into a position in corporate and or crisis communications.
At PRSSA I'm in charge of external relations, so I coordinate guest speakers,
agency visits and the national conference!
Brittany Osteen, Secretary
Hey guys, I'm Brittany Osteen, a sophomore strategic communications major with
an emphasis in public relations. I am from Harpers Ferry, W.Va. I like reading
and baby otters.
Lyndsey Bowers, Treasurer
Hi, I'm Lyndsey Bowers! I'm a junior strategic communications major with
an emphasis in public relations. I'm from Winchester, Virginia. Fun fact: I
have a dog named Wally and he's here in Morgantown and he just graduated puppy
kindergarten. His Instagram is: WallyBtheMVP.
Annamarie Robinson, PR Director
Hello! My name is Annamarie Robinson, but most people call me Anna.
I am a senior strategic communications major and the PR Director for the 2016-2017 year.
I moved to Martinsburg, W. Va., in elementary school, and have lived in this
Wild and Wonderful state ever since. While I love the country,
I really feel that I belong in the city. I really enjoy traveling, so after
graduating from WVU, I am going to take a leap of faith and move to a completely
new state. Then, I want to journey across the world in my down time.
Hey y'all! My name is Blaithe Tarley, I am a junior this year at WVU. From
the moment I switched into the strategic communications major I fell
in love with public relations. My definitive plans post college are still
undecided but, then again, so are every other college students'. I'm a North Carolina
girl so I hope to one day travel back to my old stomping grounds and make
a difference there through the use of communication. Fun facts about me:
I have a sincere love for sweet tea, exploring the great West Virginia wilderness,
and my pet piglet.
Hayleigh Moore, Creative Director
My name is Hayleigh, and I'm from Martinsburg, W.Va., where I have lived all my
life. I'm a junior strategic communications major with an emphasis in
public relations. I also have a minor in computer science and am hoping
to practice PR in the science communications field after graduation.
I've been a member of PRSSA for going on three years now and I love all
of the experiences and people I've discovered through this amazing organization!
Bryanna McCullough, Community Service Chair
I'm from Point Pleasant, W.Va. I'm currently studying strategic communications
with an emphasis in PR and minoring in Interactive Design for Media. I'm
currently a Campus Ambassador for Gift of Life and hope to continue working
for them after graduation.
Sara Deere, Social Engagement Chair
Hello, it's me, Sara. I'm a junior strategic communications major from right
in between Baltimore and Annapolis, Maryland. I have a minor in Law and Legal
Studies to inspire my inner Elle Woods. I could live on breakfast foods and
I love Grey's Anatomy.
Geah Pressgrove joined the WVU Reed College of Media in the fall of
2013. She teaches in the strategic communications program.
Prior to coming to WVU, Pressgrove taught feature writing, public relations
management, research methods, creative strategy and advertising campaigns at
the University of South Carolina. She also served as an account executive at
Synergy Strategic Communications in Louisville, Ky., and as a senior account
executive at Ferillo & Associates and Post No Bills in Columbia, S.C.
Pressgrove’s research interests include nonprofit advocacy, strategic communications,
risk and crisis communication, social media and emergent technologies, and
integrated marketing communications.
Pressgrove holds a Master of Communications and a Ph.D. in Mass Communications
from the University of South Carolina. She earned her bachelor’s degree in
advertising from Western Kentucky University.
Dr. Geah Pressgrove: