UPDATE: Darnowski Earns Reputable CredentialNEW YORK (March 29, 2013)— The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) has promoted Christina Darnowski to the position of vice president, membership.
In this new role, Darnowski will be responsible for leading all membership acquisition and retention activities, as well as managing PRSA’s relationships with its Districts, Chapters and Sections. She also will continue to oversee all primary and secondary research projects, including analyses of member attitudes and perceptions and association trends, organize the annual PRSA Leadership Assembly meeting and oversee strategic planning initiatives on behalf of the organization.
Darnowski recently earned her Certified Association Executive (CAE) Commission from ASAE, the center for association leadership. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry. Darnowski completed a stringent examination process in association management and joins a group of more than 4,000 association professionals who currently hold the CAE credential.
She joined PRSA in 2004 , most recently serving as the organization’s director of research and project management. Earlier in her career, she was team lead, research strategies and financial services, at KPMG; business information group manager at Time Inc.; and director of information services at Oliver, Wyman & Company.
“Christina is a tremendous asset who possesses a unique mix of project management, research, customer service and governance skills,” says PRSA President and Chief Operating Officer William Murray, CAE. “This promotion reflects the consistently high standards of professionalism and excellence that she brings to the organization each day, and I look forward to working with her in this new role.”
A Manhattan resident, Darnowski holds a master’s degree in library and information science from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree from Queens College.
About the Public Relations Society of America
PRSA is the largest professional organization serving the U.S. public relations community. With a mission to “advance the profession and the professional,” PRSA provides news and information, thought leadership, continuing education and networking opportunities; sets standards of professional excellence and ethical conduct; and advocates for the business value of public relations and greater diversity among public relations professionals. Based in New York, PRSA comprises 112 local Chapters; 14 Professional Interest Sectionsthat focus on specific industries and practice areas; and the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), which is active at more than 320 colleges and universities.