PRSA Silicon Valley Names Its 2024 Board of Directors

April 30, 2024
Michelle McIntyre
PRSA Silicon Valley Names Its 2024 Board of Directors

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 9, 2024 – PRSA Silicon Valley today announced the elected and appointed members of its 2024 Board of Directors. The not-for-profit, all-volunteer chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) focuses primarily on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I), mentorship, networking, and professional development programming. 

Mark Lewis and Mike Sanchez are new to the board in 2024. Meghan Fintland, in her second year as PRSA SV President, comments, "The highlight of 2023 was our Media Predicts event where we celebrated the public relations and media industries. Key members of our chapter at various stages of their careers were given awards, recognizing their dedication and contributions. 

Beyonce's publicist Yvette-Noel Schure, was honored with the ‘Unity Award,’ a testament to her outstanding work in communications and overall DE&I efforts to bring equality to all facets of life, from education to entertainment. Schure's speech was inspiring, entertaining, and humbling."

Fintland also mentioned launching a fully redesigned, refreshed website and the thought-provoking comments from a panel of top-tier journalists at Media Predicts. 

This year’s events will or have included fundraising for the chapter’s Diversity and Multicultural Scholarship now in its fourth year, an in-the-works enterprise tech media panel, a San Jose State University alumni media panel, a variety of networking sessions, newsletters, and the chapter’s legendary Media Predicts panel in December, now in its 17th year. 

Applications from eligible Bay Area college students for the Diversity and Multicultural Scholarship are due May 18 (being extended from May 11). The chapter is currently matching donations up to $5,000.

Executives at the leadership helm follow. All but the secretary are in their second-year terms.

Meghan Fintland, President 
Senior Director of Global PR, Rubrik

Jeannie Entin, PRSA SV President-elect
Marketing Communications Consultant. Co-lead, DEI and Mentorship, Membership Lead

Erin McCabe, Treasurer
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, OpenText

Mike Sanchez, Secretary
Public Relations Manager, AMD 

Vanessa Yanez, Immediate Past President
Group VP, Public Information Officer, External Relations, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

The 2024 VPs are:

  • Alannah McDermott, Co-lead, DEI and Mentorship, ICR Lumina Communications
  • Michelle McIntyre, VP of Marketing, Michelle McIntyre Communications LLC
  • Tara Thomas, VP, Programming, Media Predicts, Networking Events, The Meeting Pool, MeetingPulse

Other notable PRSA SV leaders include:  

The full 2024 PRSA SV Board of Directors list is below. There are 19 of them. Because this is a complete list, there is some repetition. 

  • Alannah McDermott, ICR Lumina Communications
  • Camille Clark, OpenText 
  • Curtis Sparrer, Bospar
  • David Vossbrink, Communications Advisor, formerly with City of San Jose
  • Erin McCabe, OpenText
  • Gerard Corbett, Former Chair and CEO of National PRSA, and Redphlag
  • Jeannie Entin, marketing communications consultant
  • JoAnn Yamani, Adeia
  • Jocelyn G Breeland, Stanford University communications 
  • Mark Lewis, communications executive
  • Maxwell Morgan, Manhattan Strategies
  • Meghan Fintland, Rubrik
  • Michelle McIntyre, Michelle McIntyre Communications LLC 
  • Nicole Ting, Manhattan Strategies
  • Mike Sanchez, AMD
  • Noelle Smyth, Indicio Creative
  • Syreeta Mussante, Praytell
  • Tara Thomas, The Meeting Pool and MeetingPulse
  • Vanessa Yanez, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

About PRSA Silicon Valley

PRSA Silicon Valley is a community-driven organization focused on empowering communications professionals looking to cultivate their best careers. A regional chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, PRSA Silicon Valley is part of a national network of more than 20,000 communication professionals focused on connecting and supporting individuals at all stages of their careers. PRSA Silicon Valley’s mission focuses on DE&I, mentorship, and networking. 

Join or re-up your membership today!

Membership is open year-round. PRSA member benefits include tools, resources, and discounts for all member types and career stages. To join PRSA Silicon Valley, visit this link

Contribute or Apply for our Diversity Scholarship

The PRSA Silicon Valley in partnership with the PRSA Foundation, has opened applications for its 2024 Diversity and Multicultural Scholarship. Applications are due May 11. This year, the chapter is awarding $2,500 to a handful of students for outstanding academic achievement and commitment to the practice of public relations. The goal of this scholarship is to open doors and increase opportunities for the next generation of diverse and talented communications professionals to thrive. You can read more about donating or applying here. PRSA SV is matching 2024 donated funds up to $5,000. 


Michelle McIntyre
Vice President, Marketing, PRSA Silicon Valley
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