Front row, left to right: Carla Enis, Chrystelle Thames, Mary Cracchiolo and Lisa Shoemaker. Back row, left to right: Tracy Heggins, Jarrod Ravencraft, Pam Swain and Sara Peterson.
Public Relations Association of Mississippi Installs
2006 Board of Directors

The Public Relations Association of Mississippi installed its 2006 Board of Directors at the January board meeting. Tracy Heggins, 2006 Southern Public Relations Federation President, conducted the installation held in Jackson.
Members of the 2006 Board include: Mary Cracchiolo, State President and SPRF Representative; Pam Swain, Vice President of Programs; Lisa Shoemaker, Vice President of Awards; Sara Peterson, Vice President of Communications; Carla Enis, Secretary; Jarrod Ravencraft, Treasurer; Kristen Kern, Member-at-Large; Chrystelle Thames, Immediate Past President and SPRF Representative; John Forde, Ph.D., APR, APR Coordinator – North; Caron Blanton, APR, APR Coordinator – Central; Mary Wimberly, APR, APR Coordinator – South; and, Tracy Heggins, SPRF President.
PRAM consists of approximately 400 public relations professionals from advertising and public relations agencies, corporations, non-profit organizations, government, education, industries and others throughout the state of Mississippi. PRAM is a source of expertise and inspiration, and a forum for networking with public relations practitioners throughout the state and the region. The association is comprised of nine local chapters geographically located throughout the state's major population centers. Membership in PRAM includes membership in the Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF), which brings Mississippi public relations practitioner together with others in Alabama, Louisiana, and the Emerald Coast of the Florida Panhandle.

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2006 Conference Highlights

News Releases

News Release (MS Doc)

PRAM Hosts Annual PRism Competition
Oxford, MS – The Public Relations Association of Mississippi held its annual state conference in Oxford, Mississippi April 6 and 7, 2006. One of the highlights of this year’s conference was the annual PRism awards luncheon honoring companies and individuals for outstanding work in the field of public relations.


News Release (MS Doc)

Maxwell Receives Professional Achievement Award
Oxford, MS – Richard Paul Maxwell was the recipient of the 2006 Professional Achievement Award from the Public Relations Association of Mississippi during the annual PRism Awards Luncheon held recently at the Oxford Convention Center. Maxwell is the Vice President and Manager of Corporate Communications for Hancock Bank. Prior to his position at Hancock Bank, he worked for the University of Alabama.


2003 Conference Highlights

The 2003 PRAM State Conference held in Starkville, Miss., on the campus of Mississippi State University
was a big success. Check out some scenes from the Conference and plan on attending next year in Jackson.

News Release (MS Doc)

Shelia White (left) accepts the 2003 Professional Achievement Award from PRAM President Tracy Heggins. The award is PRAM's top honor and recipients have the highest degree of professionalism in addition to individual efforts to promote the practice of public relations.

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2003 PRism Awards Program

Judge's Choice Award
Nicole Bradshaw
Millsaps College
News Stories

Best of Show Award
Traci Hayes & Vicki Harper-Blake
Godwin Group
Mississippi Development Authority Public Relations Campaign

2003 PRism Award Winners (Microsoft Word)

2003 Award of Excellence Winners (Microsoft Word)

2003 Certificate of Achievement Winners (Microsoft Word)

Jackson Chapter Tupelo Chapter Oxford Chapter Golden Triangle Chapter River City Chapter Mississippi Beach Chapter MSU / Starkville Chapter Pine Belt Chapter Gulf Coast Chapter