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NJ Chapter of Public Relations Society of America Announces 2021 Leadership

The Public Relations Society of America New Jersey (PRSA NJ) announced its new president and acting president for 2021.

Jemia Kinsey Singleton

Jemia Kinsey Singleton

Jemia Kinsey Singleton, who founded a communications firm with vast Fortune 500 experience, has been named president of the nonprofit chapter.

Singleton will focus on membership engagement and retention, mentoring for young professionals, and enhancing communications to members.

“We have some amazing and talented PR professionals in our state and I’m really looking forward to getting to know them and learning how we can best serve them,” said President Singleton about introducing new events and programming. “I really want to show the amazing value of being a member of PRSA NJ.”

Singleton plans to launch a member volunteer push in the first quarter of 2021 to get more members engaged and involved with the chapter’s committees, programs, and events and provide networking and professional development opportunities.  She also wants the chapter to continue the efforts on diversity and inclusion.

“As an African American woman, diversity and inclusion in the field is very important to me so I would love to continue seeing D&I as a focus area for 2021,” Singleton said. “I would like to continue the ‘courageous conversations’ the chapter had in 2020 around D&I topics such as cultural competency, implicit bias, and microaggressions.”

Deirdre Lopian

Deirdre Lopian

Deirdre Lopian, who is creative director of DLPR, LLC, has been chosen PRSA NJ president-elect.

Lopian will shadow the chapter’s current president before becoming president in January 2022. She also will oversee a growing communications committee, managing chapter newsletters, social media marketing, public relations and publicity for PRSA NJ.

In 2021, Lopian plans to use the chapter’s marketing channels strategically to coordinate the distribution of internal and external information to help PRSA NJ reach new audiences and engage its members, as well as the community at-large.

“As a storyteller, Deirdre has the expertise to add variety to our content program this year that will increase engagement and grow our brand statewide,” said PRSA NJ President Jemia Kinsey Singleton. “Her leadership will help us improve our value proposition to our members, who are looking for more education and connections to advance their professional development.”

As a digital storyteller and social media strategist for DLPR, LLC, Lopian specializes in building and growing brands through integrated digital communication strategies. She has executed successful campaigns in the sports, entertainment, hospitality, healthcare and lifestyle industries.

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