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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.
Colleen Scott - President Hello! My name is Colleen Scott, and I am this year’s president for Rowan’s chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). I’m a senior Public Relations major with minors in Advertising and Marketing. As president, my primary goals are to improve communication within our chapter, strengthen bonds with each other and other organizations on campus, as well as ensuring there are plenty of professional development opportunities for our members. I feel lucky to lead such an amazing and dedicated group this year! In addition to my involvement in PRSSA, I work in the Office of Media and PR here at Rowan, and am a member of the Student Alumni Association as well as a member of a sorority on campus. I love Rowan, and I love PR. I am extremely excited for this year and what is in store for PRSSA. I hope everyone is able to find their niche in our organization. I truly believe that everyone can find their place and shine, and I am looking forward to seeing that happen throughout the year. If you ever have questions about PRSSA, PRaction or school in general, feel free to talk to me. I look forward to meeting you all!
Kyle Schachner - Vice President of Professional Development and Internal Communications Hi, I'm Kyle! I'm a senior Public Relations and Advertising major pursuing a career in corporate communications. Making decisions built on data-driven insights and macro trends, I drive long-term strategy for branding and communications. As Vice President of Professional Development & Internal Communications, I aim to provide members with an arsenal of professional tools to use in their careers following graduation. Outside of PR, I'm obsessed with the business world, all 4 of my fantasy football teams, and crafting home-cooked meals.
Brenna Jones - Vice President of Special Events and Philanthropy My name is Brenna Jones and I am a senior Public Relations major with a minor in Advertising. I transferred to Rowan in the fall of my junior year. I really didn’t know much about PR until I came to Rowan. Right away I got involved with event planning and organzing. PRSSA has really opened my eyes to a new professional world and has given me so many opportunities for my future. As of right now I am working at Ron Jaworski's Ramblewood Country Club as their PR and Private Events Coordinator. For fun I play in a volleyball league and coach my brothers high school team. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with friends, family.
Nicolette Giordano - Firm Director Hi, my name is Nicolette Giordano and I am super excited to be this years Firm Director. This will be my 3rd year in PRSSA/PRaction and my 2nd year on E-Board. I am a senior majoring in Public Relations with a double minor in Marketing and Advertising. One of my biggest passions is social media and digital communication. Some hobbies of mine include theatre, hiking, and petting dogs. I like to spend my free time just hanging with my friends, boyfriend, and sorority sisters. PRaction/PRSSA is a great club and I am looking forward to another great year!
Katelyn Ortega - Assistant Firm Director Hi! I'm Katelyne Ortega, a senior here at Rowan with a duel major in Public Relations and Advertising. I am the Assistant Firm Director for Rowan's student run PR Firm, PRaction! Some of my responsibilities will include communicating with students, planning a speed networking event and more! Thanks to PRSSA I have been able to land an internship in Philly doing one of my favorite things, social media marketing! I can't wait to see all this organization accomplishes throughout the year, and am truly honored to be a part of it!
Anya Mourovannyi - Co-Director of Recruitment Hello! My name is Anya Mourovannyi and I am double majoring in Music and Public Relations. My role in PRSSA, Co-Director of Recruitment, handles attending summer freshmen orientations and advertising PRSSA throughout the semester. Outside of PRSSA, I am very involved with Rowan's Residential Housing Department. I am the Assistant Resident Director for Chestnut Hall, Co-Housing Chair for a Regional Business Conference, and a member of the National Residency Hall Honorary. In my spare time I love to Travel, Sing, Paint, and Cook!
Jessica Andrews - Communications Director Hi! My name is Jessica Andrews and I am currently a senior Public Relations major with minors in Advertising and Journalism. My love for working with social media is what motivated me to apply for this position, and I love every minute of it! PRSSA has helped me grow into the type of working professional I've always wanted to be, and I've gotten so many amazing opportunities through this organization. Aside from this position, you can see me working with the University Web Services office as a Social Media Monitor and walking around giving campus tours as an Admissions Ambassador for Rowan University. I'm so excited to see what this year of PRSSA has in store!
Nick Sammartino - PRaction Communications Director Hi! I'm Nick Sammartino, the Firm Communications Director for the 2017-2018 semesters. I am a senior at Rowan, studying both Public Relations and Advertising. Though I was involved with PRSSA last year, this is my first time serving on e-board. I am excited for the year ahead of us! Follow us on social media (links to sites found on homepage) and more importantly, come out to PRSSA and PRaction meetings (on Wednesdays) and events!
This is where you get the chance to get involved on campus, learn more about your industry and get your foot in the door. You don't need experience to join us, just take the leap! I promise, with all the fun we have, it will be worth it. We'll see you there!
Marisa Rugel - Publications Editor Hi, My name is Marisa Rugel and I am a senior dual major in Public Relations and Advertising with a minor in Journalism. I am the Publications Editor for the 2017-2018 school year. I will be responsible for everything relative to PRomo. This 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, Morgan Hurley and Nicole Baglivo to finalize all PRomo issues and News Briefs. Please reach out to me if you are interested in writing for our monthly newsletter, we would love to have you. I am excited for another year with PRSSA!
Katelyn Dunitz - Secretary Hi! I'm Katelyn Dunitz and I am a senior majoring in public relations and advertising with a minor in psychology. This year I am serving as Secretary for PRSSA. I work for Rowan's University Events office as well as interning for Cookie Munchers and the Volunter Center of South Jersey. After graduation I hope to land a job with a PR firm in Manhattan. I look forward to a great year with PRSSA!
Marco Martucci - Treasurer Hello, my name is MarcoMartucci, and I am the treasurer this year for PRSSA. As a senior at Rowan University, I am a public relations major and advertising minor. This year, I am excited to see what our chapter can accomplish, and look forward to working with my fellow E-Board members! I currently work as a server at Filomena Lakeview in Deptford, and will be interning at VanDiesel Designs in the fall. In my free time I enjoy playing guitar, sports, exploring nature and hanging out with friends. I also enjoy meeting and talking to new people, so feel free to contact me with any questions you may have!
Jenn Bell - Director of External Communications My name is Jennifer Bell. I'm the current Director of External Relations. I'm a senior majoring in Public Relations and Minor in Advertising. after graduation I want to work for a digital media company but would eventually like to open my own Public Relations firm specializing in digital and social media.
Dana Maconi - Special Events Chair My name is Dana Maconi and I’m a senior Public Relations major. I currently hold the position of Special Events Chair for PRSSA. I transferred to Rowan last fall from the University of Tampa, and it was the best decision I’ve ever made. Right away I joined PRSSA and found my place on the Special Events committee. Joining PRSSA has taught me so much about event planning and public relations, and made me confident in my work. PRSSA also offers so many opportunities for your future. Over the summer, I had an internship with Live Nation Entertainment helping with concerts at the PNC Bank Arts Center. Music is the most important thing in my life, and I hope to create a career that involves event planning and music.