Bahamian public relations professional elected to international position

Bahamian public relations professional elected to international position
Maya Nottage. (PRSA)

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Maya Nottage, APR, regional marketing manager at Nassau Cruise Port Ltd, has been elected a 2021 international delegate-at-large for the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

Nottage is one of three international members and two national members to be elected to the position.

In a statement, she expressed gratitude at having been selected to the position.

“I am truly honored and proud to have been chosen by my peers to serve my fellow PRSA members around the world,” Nottage said.

“Public relations is a multi-faceted, dynamic field, and I look forward to the opportunity to advance the profession while helping others to appreciate the impact that it has on organizations and on our society. This will be a very exciting year.”

The five delegates were recommended by a committee that reviewed all the applicants for the positions. After the slate was approved by the PRSA board of directors, the nominees were then presented to the PRSA Assembly for approval by delegates representing all of PRSA’s communities.

The assembly delegates-at-large and international delegates serve a one-year renewable term beginning January 1, 2021.

A statement on the appointment noted: “The delegate-at-large positions require that the candidate be accredited (APR) or serve or have served as a board member of a PRSA Chapter, District or Section. Candidates are chosen based on their exemplary ethical conduct, their participation in and commitment to PRSA and their professional achievements and recognition.

“The responsibility of the delegates-at-large includes their representation of at-large members through attendance at PRSA’s annual Leadership Assembly. Throughout their term, they will communicate with at-large members concerning PRSA events and strategic initiatives, conduct surveys about members’ needs and interests and participate in the leadership’s online community.”

The PRSA, according to the statement, is “the world’s leading advocate for public relations professionals”, serving “a diverse community of professionals from over 50 countries [and] empowering them to excel in effective, ethical and respectful communications on behalf of the organizations they represent and the constituencies they serve”.