Letter from PRSA President Mark D. Weinstein

Dear Dayton Area PRSA,

It is my honor to serve the Dayton Area chapter of the Public Relations Society of America as president in 2020. My commitment to all PR professionals is to lead with integrity and passion, building off the successes of past presidents and members of the board of directors.

With that in mind, I want to thank Linda Dininger for leading our chapter so well in 2019. We experienced growth in membership, strengthened our communication throughout Dayton, and provided outstanding professional development programs. Thank you, Linda!

It’s an exciting time to work in communications and public relations and to be a member of the Public Relations Society of America. In October 2019, I was given the opportunity to represent the Dayton PRSA at the international conference, as well as the Leadership Assembly. I came away from the conference and assembly energized and focused on leading our chapter with integrity and passion.

My sincere hope is that one of the hallmarks of the 2020 PRSA Dayton board will be a renewed focus on using our skills to have a greater impact in our region. Partnering with Dayton media in ways that serve our community is a high priority for me in 2020. I will be working with the board of directors to determine ways this vision can become a reality. 

As I close, I want to express my deepest appreciation for the 2020 board of directors.  

To the returning board members, thank you for your faithful service! To the four new board members — Julie Thompson (Premier Physician’s Network), Linda Hughes (Dayton International Airport), Mike Brill (Montgomery County Auditor’s office), and Christine Ton (Montgomery County Sheriff’s office), thank you for joining the PRSA Dayton board. I am confident you will infuse the Dayton PRSA chapter with greater energy and vision, and as a result, we will reap significant benefits in 2020. 

Leading with integrity and passion,

Mark D. Weinstein


Mark D. Weinstein PRSA President 

Mark D. Weinstein has worked in higher education for the 29 years, including the past four years as executive director of public relations at Cedarville University. Prior to Cedarville, Weinstein worked in public relations and marketing for Maryville University in St. Louis, Robert Morris University (Pittsburgh, PA), Geneva College (Beaver Falls, PA), and Mount Vernon Nazarene University (Ohio). He also served as Dean of enrollment and marketing for his alma mater, Grace College (Winona Lake, IN).

Before Weinstein began working in higher education, he was a sports editor for a regional newspaper in northern Indiana. Throughout his career in higher education, Weinstein used his media skills to help create stronger brand awareness for each university where he worked. He’s also been a leader in crisis and internal communication.

In 2016, Weinstein was the recipient of two PRism Awards from the Public Relations Society of America (Dayton Chapter) for the Ben Carson Presidential Campaign Media Event at Cedarville University, and for the development of The Buzz internal newsletter.

Weinstein earned a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Geneva College.


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