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Executive Board

Meet Our Executive Board!

Elizabeth Frattarole, President

Liz

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!

Contact Liz: 
erfrattrole@mix.wvu.edu


Brittany Dulin, Vice President of Internal Relations

Brit

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 the world!  

Contact Brittany: 

bldulin@mix.wvu.edu


Jake Byrne, Vice President of External Relations

Jake
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!

Contact Jake: 

jrbyrne@mix.wvu.edu


Brittany Osteen, Secretary

Brittany O

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.

Contact Brittany: 

bnosteen@mix.wvu.edu


Lyndsey Bowers, Treasurer

Lyndsey

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.

Contact Lyndsey: 

ldbowers@mix.wvu.edu


Annamarie Robinson, PR Director

Annamarie

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.

Contact Annamarie:

anrobinson@mix.wvu.edu


Blaithe Tarley,  Chapter Analyst

Blaithe
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. 

Contact Blaithe: 

bmtarley@mix.wvu.edu


Hayleigh Moore, Creative Director

Hayleigh

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!

Contact Hayleigh:

hbmoore@mix.wvu.edu


Bryanna McCullough, Community Service Chair

Bryanna

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. 

Contact Bryanna: 

blmccullough@mix.wvu.edu


Sara Deere, Social Engagement Chair

Deere  
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. 

Contact Sara: 

saradeere@gmail.com


Faculty Advisor

Dr. Pressgrove

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.

Contact  Dr. Geah Pressgrove: 

Geah.Pressgrove@mail.wvu.edu