WEST LONG BRANCH – Monmouth University Communication Professor Kristine M. Simoes was named president-elect of The New Jersey Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA NJ).
She will begin serving as chapter president in 2013.
Simoes is a specialist professor at Monmouth University where she serves as program director for the journalism/public relations cluster, teaches courses, manages the department webpage and serves as a student academic advisor.
She has earned her Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), her master’s in corporate public relations and her B.A. in communication/public relations from Rowan University. During her 23-year career, she has held a number of executive positions in the public relations, marketing, and journalism fields.
Simoes worked with Sheila McAllister to earn Monmouth University’s PR program international accreditation with the PRSA Certification in Education (CEPR).
Monmouth University is one of only 30 programs in the world to earn such distinction for its curriculum, faculty expertise, and adherence to ethical industry standards.
The New Jersey Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is the local affiliate of PRSA, the world’s largest and foremost organization for public relations professionals. The nearly 300 members live and work in all corners of the state, representing business and industry, counseling firms, government, associations, hospitals, schools, professional services firms, and nonprofit organizations.