The Alabama PRSA chapter is committed to promoting and assisting Alabama public relations professionals interested in taking their career to the next level via the accreditation process. As accreditation increases best practices in public relations and promotes excellence in the profession, Alabama PRSA encourages pursuit of the APR, and to that end, offers classes and individual mentorship to interested PR practitioners. The Alabama PRSA chapter is proud to be one of the highest APR-earning chapters in the country. For more information about training courses and/or mentorship, contact one of the APR chairs listed below.

What is APR?
Accreditation in Public Relations (APR), is the public relations profession’s national post-graduate certification program. APR certifies the PR practitioner’s knowledge of the practice of public relations and is administered by the Universal Accreditation Board.
Who can pursue APR?
Any PRSA member in good standing can take on the challenge of earning accreditation. It is recommended that candidates have at least five years' experience in the full-time practice or teaching of public relations, and have earned either a bachelor's degree in a communication-specific field or equivalent work experience.
What is the APR 4-step process?
  1. Apply to National. Note: PRSA offers a $110 rebate upon completion of the computer-based Exam (CBE).
  2. Submit your completed Readiness Review Questionnaire to your chapter Accreditation Chair.
  3. Sit for and pass your Readiness Review Presentation and Interview.
  4. Take the CBE.

Click here to find out more about the Accreditation Process or contact one of the PRSA Alabama Chapter Accreditation Chairs, Joy Carter, APR, at; David Majors, APR, at or Sara Franklin, APR, at

PRSA Alabama Accredited Members

Cristina Almanza, APA
Suzanne Anders, APR
James Bakken, APR
Anne Buckley, APR
Meg Burton, APR
Missy Burchart, APR
Cary Bynum, APR
Carl Carter, APR
Joy Carter, APR
Patti Conwell, APR
Betsy Emmons, APR
Sean Flynt, APR
Sara Franklin, APR
Ashley Fulmer, APR
Sherry Gill, APR
Jon Gray, APR
Teri Henley, APR
Antoniette Herrera-Bast, APR
Michael Jones, APR
Robby Johnson, APR
Virginia Johnson, APR
Meg Lamme, APR
Buffy L. Lockette, APR
Holly Lollar, APR
David Majors, APR
Carol Mann, APR
John Matson, APR
Kathie Martin, APR
Barbara Nash, APR
Bill Nunnelley, APR
Rachel Olis, APR
Edith Parten, APR
Philip Poole, APR
Lori Quiller, APR
Bryan Rachal II, APR
Dave Rickey, APR
Monica Rodgers, APR
Julie Ross Senter, APR
Tracy R. Sims, APR
Stacy Smith, APR
Garland Stansell, APR
Kevin Storr, APR
Jim Strickland, APR
Michael Sznajderman, APR
Bill Todd, APR
Helen Todd, APR
Malissa Valdes-Hubert, APR
Brandon Wilson, APR
Tyrenda Williams-Reed, APR
Elaine Witt, APR