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Gloria Barone, Professional Adviser
Gloria Barone Rosanio serves as a professional advisor to the Rowan University PRSSA students. She is the global corporate communications director for Cigna Corporation, a worldwide company ranked 130 on the Fortune 500. Before joining Cigna, Gloria was a lifestyle writer and editor at various newspapers from New Jersey to Massachusetts. She also wrote and published a children’s book in 2010, “Flip Flop Flo, the Know-it-All” and in 2012 started her own publishing company, Payton Press LLC. Additionally, Gloria spent three years as a political speechwriter for the New Jersey Senate. She has taught broadcast journalism at Emerson College in Boston and writing classes at Camden County (N.J.) College.
Gloria holds a master’s degree in journalism from Penn State University and a bachelor’s degree in English from Rowan University. In 2007, she earned the distinction of APR, and in 2010 she became certified in Corporate Social Responsibility. She is a member of the Corporate Executive Board for the Philadelphia Museum of Art and a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in Medford, NJ.
Katarina DeFelice - President Hiya! My name is Katarina DeFelice, and I’m the president and liaison this year for PRSSA. I’m a senior PR and advertising major with a concentration in new media production. As president, I moderate the group and am happy to answer questions, grab coffee or talk to anyone about PR and advertising! I also plan National Conference and agency/corporate office tours. We’re in for a wonderful year and I feel very fortunate to lead such an amazing, hard-working group of people! A little about me, I LOVE Disney! I even participated in the Disney College Program Spring 2015. I worked, lived and breathed magic for 7 months in the Happiest Place on Earth! If you’re at all interested in the program, I’d be happy to talk to you! I also love puppies, my boyfriend Lucas and Netflix. I absolutely adore making new friends, so please come up to me at the end of the meetings and talk to me! I’m happy to answer any questions about PRSSA, PRaction, or Mickey Mouse.
Thomas Logue - Vice President Hi, I'm Thomas Logue. I'm a senior public relations and advertising double major, and I'm your PRSSA Vice President this year. My committee, Special Events, handles two of our chapter's biggest events, Induction Brunch and Spring Gala. There, we recognize and reward our members for all the hard work and extra hours they put into the chapter each semester. I also organize our weekly meetings and help out our Director of Recruitment, Sam, with her recruitment efforts. I love meeting new people, so feel free to come to me with any of your questions!
Angela Zirino - Firm Director Hello! My name is Angela Zirino and I am a Public Relations and Advertising dual major with a minor in Human Resource Management. This year, I am PRaction's Firm Director and we will be working with eight clients!
Emily Provencher - Assistant Firm Director Hi! My name is Emily Provencher and I am senior public relations and advertising double major. This year I am the Assistant Firm Director of PRaction, Rowan's student-led PR firm. Since transferring to Rowan in the Spring of 2015, I have become involved in PRSSA, PRaction and Rowan's Ad Club, which I am the events coordinator of this year. Throughout my time at Rowan my interest for both public relations and advertising have been influenced by the interesting classes, passionate professors and opportunities to get involved.
Samantha Richmond - Director of Recruitment Hi I’m Samantha Richmond! I am a senior Public Relations major with a double minor in Advertising and Interpersonal/Organizational Communications. As the Director of Recruitment, I love meeting new people and getting them excited to be part of our PRSSA team. In my spare time I love listening to music, reading, and shopping. In the future I hope to work in Manhattan and break into the pr fashion world.
Amanda Smith - Director of Philanthropy Hi, My name is Amanda Smith and I'm this years Director of Philanthropy! I'm from South Orange, NJ I'm obsessed with Mac & Cheese and Beyoncé. I'm super excited about planning this years Dance Away event, Organ Donor Day, and all the volunteer opportunities in between.
Nicolette Giordano - Communications Director Hi! My name is Nicolette Giordano. I am a Junior studying Public Relations with a double minor in Advertising and Marketing. As the Communications Director I over see everything social media for the Club. I have always had a passion for social media and digital communication, so I look forward to my time in this role. Some hobbies of mine include theatre, hiking, and spending time with my friends, boyfriend, and sorority sisters. I love making new friends so please feel free to talk with me at meetings!
Katelyne Ortega - PRaction Communications Director Hi! I'm Katelyne Ortega, a junior here at Rowan with a duel major in Public Relations and Advertising. I am the Communications Director for Rowan's Student Run PR Firm, PRaction. Some of my responsibilities include running PRaction's social media sites and setting up fundraisers with local businesses. Shopping online, hanging out with my sorority sisters and interior decorating are a few of my favorite things. Oh, and did I mention my love for Instagram? I can't wait to see all this organization accomplishes throughout the year, and am truly honored to be a part of it!
Brittany Eifert - Publications Editor Hi, my name is Brittany Eifert and I am a senior public relations major and advertising minor. I came to Rowan last fall as a transfer student from Rowan College of Burlington County (RCBC), where I graduated with an Associate of Arts degree. Throughout my first semester at Rowan, I learned much about PRSSA and the opportunities the organization has to offer. After joining, I became fairly dedicated and wrote for PRomo, the AJF-PRSSA newsletter. Several of my classmates and professors had advised me to apply for the Publications executive board position, and I could not be happier that I took their advice! As Publications Editor for the 2016-2017 school year, I will be responsible for everything relative to PRomo. That includes keeping in contact with PRomo writers, collecting and editing articles, and laying out the monthly newsletter. Throughout the year, I will be working with my Publications committee, Bridget Mertrud and Molly Brusser, to finalize all PRomo issues and News Briefs. I am excited to work with everyone involved in PRSSA, and I am truly looking forward to the year to come!
Colleen Scott - Secretary Hello! My name is Colleen Scott I am a junior Public Relations major, with minors in Advertising, Marketing, and Communication Studies. I am this year’s Secretary, Historian, and Alumni Coordinator. My primary goals are to maintain excellent communication with our members and alumni, and to keep a record of our activities and accomplishments throughout the year. I’m relatively new to PRSSA but I believe in jumping right in, as my involvement at Rowan has really enhanced my college experience. I’m looking forward to welcoming new members and helping to make this a successful year for our chapter.
Andrew Bove - Treasurer Hello, my name is Andrew Bove, I am a senior at Rowan University studying public relations with minors in advertising and history. This year I have the honor to serve as the Treasurer for AJF-PRSSA. I'm looking forward to a great year for our organization, as we celebrate our 40th year in operation.
Rachel Walsh - Fundraising Chair Hi! My name is Rachel Walsh and I am a senior Public Relations major with an Advertising minor! I am the Fundraising Chair for PRSSA and cannot wait to get started on some awesome projects this year! I am also a member of the Special Events Committee and will be working on the Spring Gala! A few fun things about me: My Dad is from Dublin, Ireland! We go to visit almost every year, and I have Dual Citizenship! It is my second home! I am a total bookworm. I am a runner now, but I was a swimmer my whole life, and have even been the Head Coach of my very own swim team at LifeTime Athletic! I love people, and it has been said I can talk to a brick wall.. don't be afraid to come say hi!
Bridget Mertrud - Publications Chair Hey there! My name is Bridget Mertrud and I’m a senior here at Rowan, studying PR with a minor in advertising. This year, I’m fortunate enough to receive the position of Publications Chair for our PRSSA chapter. Throughout the year, I have the responsibility of creating our monthly News Briefs and work with our Publication Editor, Brittany Eifert, on our PRomo issues. I am thankful to be a member of PRSSA and look forward to all of the amazing opportunities it has to offer. If you’re interested in getting involved in PRSSA, I highly recommend it! You will have the chance to meet some great people and make lifelong professional relationship!