The Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management held its 16th Annual General Meeting hosted in Oslo, Norway on Saturday April 21 by The Norwegian Communication Association.
During the meeting, Global Alliance Chair José Manuel Velasco presented the 2017 Annual Report, providing an overview of the key activities and initiatives conducted by the Global Alliance in 2017.
A new board of directors was also elected at the AGM, taking office July 1 2018. The incoming board includes leading practitioners, academics and industry association leaders, with representation from every continent.
Position Name & Member Affiliation Term
Chair José Manuel Velasco, Dircom (Spain)
Chair-Elect Justin Green, PRII, Ireland
Immediate Past-Chair Gregor Halff, IPRS (Singapore)
Treasurer Joe Truncale, PRSA (USA)
Secretary Therese Manus, NCA (Norway)
Chief Administrative Mateus Furlanetto (Non-voting), GA Ex officio Officer
Delegate-at-Large Fiona Cassidy, PRINZ (New Zealand)
Delegate-at-Large Cecilia Schon-Jansson, SACP (Sweden)
Delegate-at-Large Alastair McCapra, CIPR (UK)
Delegate-at-Large Alex Malouf, MEPRA (UAE)
Delegate-at-Large Paula Portugal Mendes, APCE (Portugal)
Delegate-at-Large Tina McCorkindale, Institute for Public Relations (USA)
Regional Delegate-at Hamilton dos Santos, ABERJE (Brazil)
-Large (Latin America)
Regional Delegate-at Prita Kemal Gani, APRN (Indonesia)
Regional Delegate-at Jane Gitau, APRA (Africa)
Jose Manuel Velasco welcomed the new chair-elect, Justin Green (PRII, Ireland), the members that were re-elected Fiona Rose Cassidy (PRINZ), Joe Truncale (PRSA, USA) Prita Kemal Ghani (APRN, ASEAN), Paula Portugal Mendes (APCE, Portugal) and the new board members, Hamilton dos Santos (Aberje, Brazil) and Jane Gitau, (APRA, Africa). He also thanked the outgoing board member Tato Carbonaro (Aberje, Brazil).
The next Global Alliance Board Members Meeting will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia on December 2018 hosted by the ASEAN PR Network. Looking forward to welcome everyone in Jakarta.