The Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management held its 16th Annual General Meeting hosted in Oslo, Norway on Saturday April 21 by The Norwegian Communication Association.
During the meeting, Global Alliance Chair José Manuel Velasco presented the 2017 Annual Report, providing an overview of the key activities and initiatives conducted by the Global Alliance in 2017.
A new board of directors was also elected at the AGM, taking office July 1 2018. The incoming board includes leading practitioners, academics and industry association leaders, with representation from every continent.
Position Name & Member Affiliation Term
Chair José Manuel Velasco, Dircom (Spain) June 30, 2019
Chair-Elect Justin Green, PRII, Ireland June 30, 2019
Immediate Past-Chair Gregor Halff, IPRS (Singapore) June 30, 2019
Treasurer Joe Truncale, PRSA (USA) June 30, 2019
Secretary Therese Manus, NCA (Norway) June 30, 2019
Chief Administrative Mateus Furlanetto (Non-voting), GA Ex officio Officer
Delegate-at-Large Fiona Cassidy, PRINZ (New Zealand) June 30, 2020
Delegate-at-Large Cecilia Schon-Jansson, SACP (Sweden) June 30, 2019
Delegate-at-Large Alastair McCapra, CIPR (UK) June 30, 2019
Delegate-at-Large Alex Malouf, MEPRA (UAE) June 30, 2019
Delegate-at-Large Paula Portugal Mendes, APCE (Portugal) June 30, 2020
Delegate-at-Large Tina McCorkindale, Institute for Public Relations (USA) June 30, 2019
Regional Delegate-at Hamilton dos Santos, ABERJE (Brazil) June 30, 2019
-Large (Latin America)
Regional Delegate-at Prita Kemal Gani, APRN (Indonesia) June 30, 2019
Regional Delegate-at Jane Gitau, APRA (Africa) June 30, 2019
Jose Manuel Velasco welcomed the new chair-elect, Justin Green (PRII, Ireland), the members that were re-elected Fiona Rose Cassidy (PRINZ), Joe Truncale (PRSA, USA) Prita Kemal Ghani (APRN, ASEAN), Paula Portugal Mendes (APCE, Portugal) and the new board members, Hamilton dos Santos (Aberje, Brazil) and Jane Gitau, (APRA, Africa). He also thanked the outgoing board member Tato Carbonaro (Aberje, Brazil).