The 2018-2019 board, front row from left, consists of Karen Robertson of East Central Community College, awards chair; Donna Thomas of Itawamba Community College, treasurer; Mary Margaret Busby, APR, of Holmes Community College, past president; Sophie Wolf of Millsaps College, senior institutions representative; and Pam Starling of the University of Mississippi, senior institutions representative. Members on the second row are Phillip Smith of Mississippi State University Extension Services, senior institutions representative; and Kathy McAdams of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, junior institutions representative. Members on the third row are Kell Smith of Mississippi Community College Board, government agencies representative; Maria McLeod of East Central Community College, hospitality chair; LaJuan Tallo of Northwest Mississippi Community College, secretary; and Maxine Greenleaf of Jackson State University, president. Members on the back row are Steve Diffey of Holmes, scholarship chair; Caron Blanton, APR, of Institutions of Higher Learning, government agencies representative; Tracy Duncan of Hinds Community College, junior institutions representative and Barin von Foregger of Holmes, vice president. Not pictured: Jamie Scrivener of Mississippi Delta Community College, junior institutions representative. (Courtesy of CPRAM)
Maxine R. Greenleaf, JSU’s executive director of Communications and Marketing, has been elected president of the College of Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM) for 2018-2019.
Greenleaf previously served as director of communications and marketing at Mississippi Valley State University. Before that, she was director of public relations for the Leflore County School District. She was also weekend anchor/reporter for WXVT Channel 15 in Greenville, Mississippi.
A career media professional, Greenleaf said she’s looking forward to her newest role.
She said, “I’m so excited about the opportunity to lead this group of PR professionals. CPRAM is a great organization that I’ve been a member of for most of my professional career.”
Greenleaf is a perennial leader and is involved in many civic and social organizations, including Rotary International and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. She also has been active with United Way.