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.

The APR prep course is typically held once each year during the fall. The classes take place in the evening, and typically cost $100 for PRSA Cincinnati Chapter members. Details for the 2017 course will be posted when they become available, likely in the summer of 2017, and you will be able to register and pay online through this page. Stay tuned for further details.

For more information, contact:

Stephanie Honan, APR

You can also learn about the Accreditation process at 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

Stephanie Honan, APR

PRSA Cincinnati Chapter Accredited Members

  • Joyce M. Battoclette, APR – TriHealth
  • Elizabeth Reiter Benson, APR
  • Sheila Veits Berding, APR – Western & Southern Financial Group
  • Joe Bobbey, Jr. APR – TIER1 Performance Solutions
  • Michael J. Boehmer, APR – Mercy Health
  • Judith Bogart Meredith, APR - Retired
  • William E. Brewer, APR – Miami University
  • Shara Clark, APR – Miami University
  • Debbie D. Copeland-Bloom, APR – Mercy Health
  • Sara Cullin, APR - Hubert Company
  • Melissa Currence, APR – The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
  • Bethany S. Dale, APR - Environmental Technologies & Communications, Inc.
  • Melissa D. Dallas, APR – Federal Home Loan Bank
  • Jennifer L. Dexter, APR – City of Farfield
  • Lauren Doyle, APR – Wordsworth Communications
  • Pamela K. Gilchrist, APR, CPT – GilchristGroup
  • Barbara Grimsley, APR
  • Kellie A. Grob, APR – CR Architecture & Design
  • Adrienne E. Gutbier, APR – FirstGroup America
  • Karla G. Harvill, APR – Mercy Health
  • Ginny Hizer, APR
  • Stephanie Honan, APR – Fifth Third Bank
  • Terri Hornbach-Torres, APR – THT Communications
  • Holly S. Ingram, APR – EyeMed/Luxottica Retail
  • Brandy Jones, APR – Metro
  • Chris Kemper, APR - FirstGroup America
  • Jonathan Kissell, APR – Rumpke
  • Robin Klaene, APR – Kenton County Public Library
  • Deborah Leonard, APR – Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati
  • Linnea E. Lose, APR – Linnea Lose Communications Consulting LLC
  • Julia Mace, APR – The University of Cincinnati Foundation
  • Jose D. Marques, APR – Western & Southern Financial Group
  • Ann M. McManis, APR
  • Rick Miller, APR – Rick Miller Communications
  • Gail Myers, APR – Gail Myers Public Relations
  • Lee Oberlag, APR
  • Sherrie O’Rear, APR – Western & Southern Financial Group
  • Peter J. Osborne, APR – Eric Mower + Associates
  • Sean T. Parker, APR - Fifth Third Bank
  • Linda Palacios, APR - ETC, Inc.
  • Robert S. Pasquinucci, APR - Intrinzic
  • Sarah M. Pasquinucci, APR – P&G
  • Anne M. Petocelli, APR
  • Carrie Krysanick Phillippi, APR – GE Global Operations
  • Amanda Pratt, APR – Rumpke Consolidated Companies
  • Mimi Rasor, APR – Rasor Marketing Communications
  • Maureen Richmond, APR – Mercy Health
  • Erin Rolfes, APR – REDI Cincinnati
  • Thomas Van Rosenberger, APR – Mayfield Clinic
  • Thomas A. Schick, APR, Fellow PRSA – Xavier University
  • Allison A. Schroeder, APR – Pomme Communications
  • Rebecca Schultz, APR – Schultz Marketing Communications, Inc.
  • Darcy E. Schwass, APR - Vehr Communications
  • Jeffrey Seal, APR
  • Melissa Slay, APR – Twin Lakes
  • Kathleen Burke Williams, APR – Clermont County, Ohio
  • Jennifer C. Wolfe, APR – J. Wolfe, LLC
  • Elaine M. Zeinner, APR – Intrinzic