Founded in 1947, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is the leading professional organization serving the communications community through a network of more than 400 professional and student chapters in the U.S., Argentina, Colombia, Peru and Puerto Rico.

In 1959, six public relations practitioners committed to connecting like-minded individuals founded the Public Relations Society of America, San Diego Chapter. We later expanded to include Imperial County, creating the Chapter you know today, PRSA San Diego/Imperial Counties.

PRSA San Diego/Imperial Counties is one of more than 100 professional chapters within the Public Relations Society of America. We are proud to have grown our membership to more than 200 public relations practitioners in our region. We provide value to our members and the community by:

  • Offering top quality educational programming and networking opportunities that allow them to make new connections and advance their careers
  • Hosting an industry-specific job board allowing professionals to easily search for new opportunities in our region
  • Hosting an annual awards program, the Edward L. Bernays Awards, allowing agencies, in-house shops and individual practitioners to seek credible third-party recognition of their hard work
  • Providing an Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) Program, which supports the elevation of the PR professional’s stature
  • Providing mentorship to new professionals looking to expand their network and glean valuable information on the local PR industry
  • Assisting local nonprofits by providing PR guidance, free of charge, through our Quality Time with PR Minds annual event(s)


To make communications professionals smarter, better prepared and more connected through all stages of their career.


To provide an exceptional member experience that educates, inspires, guides and galvanizes a diverse community of ethical, strategic communications professionals.

Board of Directors

PRSA San Diego/Imperial Counties is led by a Board of Directors dedicated to ensuring PR professionals of all backgrounds are represented and heard. Read more about our dedication to diversity and inclusion in our chapter’s statement.

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PRSA National

Organized in 1947, the Public Relations Society of America is the world’s largest organization for public relations professionals. Its more than 19,000 members represent business and industry, counseling firms, government, associations, hospitals, schools, professional service firms and not-for-profit organizations.

PRSA has 109 chapters throughout the United States grouped into 10 geographical districts. Members can choose to belong to one or more of the Society’s 16 Professional Interest Sections, affording members the opportunity to explore issues and concerns unique to their fields of specialization.

Since it was chartered in 1947, PRSA has provided a forum for addressing issues affecting the profession and the resources for promoting the highest professional standards. It offers unequalled opportunities for improvement of skills and advancement of knowledge, as well as for the exchange of information and experiences with other public relations professionals.

PRSA Western District

PRSA SD/IC is a member of the national organization’s Western District, which includes 11 chapters in five western states: Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Southern California and Southern Nevada.

The District serves to support professional development and help transform members into leaders through stipends for chapter programs, an annual regional conference and the Quick Start leadership program. District leaders facilitate idea sharing between each chapter and work to inform chapters of the latest developments at PRSA National.

For additional information, visit Western District’s website.

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