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The Public Relations Committee is a national level committee appointed annually by the President of the ARRL.  Comprised of people with extensive experience in different areas of public relations, media work, news and social issues experience, this committee is the “go to” group to make national level events happen. They provide support, advice and skilled help to make things happen.

Each section (there are 71 sections in the USA) should have a Public Information Coordinator (PIC) appointed by the Section Manager (SM).   Each PIC, with approval of the SM, recruits and helps local ARRL Public Information Officers (PIOs) in promoting Amateur Radio in their home area.

The key to success is in continuously providing the PIOs with the very best materials, information and tools that we can.

There is also CONTACT! – a monthly electronic newsletter for PIOs and a PR email reflector to keep up with breaking events and ideas.

Public Relations forums are regularly held at major hamfests and conventions to listen and learn of new ways to help PIOs in the field.

A new development is sections trying appointments  for an “ARES-PIO, “ – a PIO specifically tasked and trained to work with and in an emergency setting, JIC or similar situation.

ARRL Public Relations Committee 2019

Board Liaison -- Bill Morine, N2COP

Board Member -- Joseph Tiritilli, N4ZUW

Committee Chairman -- Steve "Sid" Caesar, NH7C

Members

Angel Santana, WP3GW

Ed Efchak, WX2R

Andy Milluzzi, KK4LWR

E. Gordon Mooneyhan, W4EGM

Scott Roberts, KK4ECR

John Bloodgood KD0SFY

RAC Liaison -- Alan Griffin, TCA Editor|MarCom Director

ARRL Staff -- Communications Manager David Isgur, N1RSN; Communications Content Producer Michelle Patnode, W3MVP

 

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