Leah Spector Elected UT PRSSA Public Relations Director

The Alan Scott Chapter is proud to announce Leah Spector as the public relations director for the spring of 2012. Leah was elected on Friday, December 2 via PRSSA’s first virtual election. Members were invited to a Facebook event were they were able to view the three candidates videos and writing samples and vote through a Qualtric’s survey.

Leah Spector, a junior public relations major from Garland, Texas, has been a member of PRSSA since spring 2010. She has been involved in several PRSSA projects and campaigns, including the Cotton “From Blue to Green” denim drive campaign and startup company, HireWired’s, launch event. Spector was also chosen in November to compete in the Texas Public Relations Association’s Digital Media Summit in Dallas with the PRSSA executive board. The Alan Scott Chapter placed for “Best Critical Thinking” at the competition.

Leah (center) with Rachael Sperling and Alysse Fisher for the 2010 Cotton “From Blue to Green” campaign. Photo source: Rachael Sperling

Leah is a member of other student organizations on campus including the Association for Women in Communications (AWC), where she serves as secretary and vice president elect. She is also an active member of Texas Spirits’ spring 2010 pledge class and has held several leadership positions centered around writing, communications and recruitment in the organization.

Why did Leah want to run for an officer position?
“I have seen the extraordinary growth and development this chapter has accomplished since my freshman year,” Spector said. “I am passionate about how much PRSSA can do for us as communications students, especially in an industry where both your personal and professional development matter so much…I want to be part of the team responsible for PRSSA’s success in getting that message out to our campus and the Austin community.”

So why public relations director?
Leah has had plenty of experience with writing and media relations. As an intern for Noble Strategic Partners, Inc., she has sent out numerous news releases and secured article placement in state publications. She is a feature blogger for the Spirits blog and newsletter editor and staffer for Spirits’ and AWC’s newsletters. Social media platforms are how Leah unwinds, from tweeting whatever comes to mind (strategically, of course) and sharing photos on Facebook to connecting on LinkedIn and writing about running on her fitness blog.
Leah’is enthusiasm and experience will make a great addition to the executive team, and she couldn’t be more excited.

“I am ecstatic to have been elected to this position and can’t wait to start working with the other officers for an organization we all care so much about!” Spector said.

Leah (fourth from left) with PRSSA officers at the TPRA 2011 Digital Media Summit. Photo source: Rachael Sperling