Mary Beth West, APR
Mary Beth West, APR’s career in public relations has included a range of posts in the agency, corporate and banking sectors. For ten years, she has managed a public relations consulting firm in Knoxville, Tenn. West’s involvement with PRSA and its student organization, PRSSA, has extended over two decades. West worked with PRSSA as National Professional Adviser this past decade, during which time she co-founded alongside Gail Liebl, APR, the PRSA New Professionals Group, which is now one of the largest Sections in the Society. A career-long member of the Champions for PRSSA and a contributor to the Betsy Plank Endowment, West was the founding donor of both the Travis Parman Public Relations Scholarship and the Dwayne Summar Essay Contest at the University of Tennessee. Today, West is active within PRSA’s Counselors Academy. In 2010, West was honored by PRSA’s Educators Academy with the David Ferguson Award.