Distinguish Yourself...Earn Your APR. The Cincinnati Chapter can Help!
An Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) reflects an understanding and mastery of the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to develop and deliver strategic communications. For more than 50 years, APR has been the recognized gold standard for the profession.
The Cincinnati chapter offers classes for PR professionals interested in earning their APR certification, as well as practitioners interested in a comprehensive overview of our profession. The classes are designed specifically to help APR candidates prepare for their Panel Presentation (formerly Readiness Review) and the computer-based exam.
2019 Class Details and Registration
Each year, PRSA Cincinnati Chapter runs APR classes to help candidates looking to earn their APR prepare for their panel presentation and computer-based exam. These classes are typically held in the fall, once per week in the evenings for 5 weeks. The classes cost $100 for PRSA Cincinnati Chapter members, $120 for National PRSA members (who are not a local chapter member) and $150 for non-members.
Information on the Fall 2019 classes are not yet available, but full details, including the registration form, will be posted here once they become available. Check back later in the summer.
If you are interested in becoming an APR and taking part in the fall classes, or just have questions, please contact APR Director Allison Schroeder, APR.
You can also learn about the Accreditation process on the National APR website at http://www.praccreditation.org/
NOTE: You must also be an active member of PRSA to use the APR designation after your name.
Board Member/Accreditation Chair
Allison Schroeder, APR
PRSA Cincinnati Chapter Accredited Members
Joyce M. Battoclette, APR – TriHealth
Elizabeth Reiter Benson, APR – Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati
Sheila Veits Berding, APR – Western & Southern Financial Group
Joe Bobbey, Jr. APR – TIER1 Performance Solutions
Michael J. Boehmer, APR – Clermont County, Ohio
Judith Bogart Meredith, APR - Retired
Shara Clark, APR – Miami University
Debbie D. Copeland-Bloom, APR – Mercy Health
Sara Cullin, APR — Signal Tree Creative Communications
Melissa Currence, APR – ArtWorks
Melissa D. Dallas, APR – Federal Home Loan Bank
Jennifer L. Dexter, APR – City of Fairfield
Lisa M. Doxsee, APR – Ohio National Financial Services
Lauren Doyle, APR – Wordsworth Communications
Pamela K. Gilchrist, APR, CPT – Gilchrist Group
Barbara Grimsley, APR
Kellie A. Grob, APR
Karla G. Harvill, APR – Mercy Health
Ginny Hizer, APR
Stephanie Honan, APR – Fifth Third Bank
Terri Hornbach-Torres, APR – THT Communications
Shandi Huber, APR - Fifth Third Bank
Holly S. Ingram, APR – EyeMed/Luxottica Retail
Brandy Jones, APR – Metro
Chris Kemper, APR - FirstGroup America
Jonathan Kissell, APR – Rumpke Waste and Recycling
Robin Klaene, APR – Kenton County Public Library
Deborah Leonard, APR – Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati
Chelsey Levingston, APR – Premier Health / Atrium Medical Center
Faith Lynch, APR – City of Montgomery
Julia Mace, APR – The University of Cincinnati Foundation
Jose D. Marques, APR – Western & Southern Financial Group
Rick Miller, APR – Rick Miller Communications
Gail Myers, APR – Retired
Sherrie O’Rear, APR – Western & Southern Financial Group
Linda Palacios, APR – ETC, Inc.
Sean T. Parker, APR - The Kroger Co.
Robert S. Pasquinucci, APR - Intrinzic
Sarah M. Pasquinucci, APR – P&G
Amanda Pratt, APR – Rumpke Consolidated Companies
Mimi Rasor, APR – Rasor Marketing Communications
Maureen Richmond, APR – Mercy Health
Erin Rolfes, APR – The Kroger Co.
Thomas Van Rosenberger, APR – Mayfield Clinic
Allison A. Schroeder, APR – Pomme Communications
Rebecca Schultz, APR – Schultz Marketing Communications, Inc.
Darcy E. Schwass, APR - Vehr Communications
Jeffrey M. Seal, APR
Melissa Slay, APR – Twin Lakes
Laura Trujillo, APR – Fifth Third Bank
Nicole Walker, APR – Cintas
Kathleen Burke Williams, APR – Retired