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PRSA responds to criticisms about lack of diversity

After PRSA came under fire for the lack of diversity on its board, the industry association’s chairman and CEO Michael Cherenson responded on the PRSAY blog. The statement outlines the steps PRSA has made to increase diversity in the industry and asks members to help bring in more diverse candidates to PRSA.

We also pay particular attention to seeking candidates for our Board of Directors who are representative of the ethnic diversity of the profession. And, while our record has been good in this regard—our Board of Directors in recent years has included individuals of African American and Hispanic descent, and individuals of different sexual orientations—we admit falling short at times in identifying more minority candidates who are interested and willing to serve.

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