Sarah Lisewski, President
Sarah Lisewski is a senior, public relations major with a minor in psychology. She has interned for the Illinois State Office of Admissions as a social media executive. Sarah's dream job is to be a Social Media Manager and is eager to strengthen her skills this year as president.
Sarah Johnson, Treasurer
Sarah Johnson is a junior public relations major here at Illinois State. Her dream job is to work at a PR firm in Chicago or New York City. Sarah is so excited to be apart of the executive board to gain more experience in the field and make new connections.
Jessica Grzesiak, Director of Digital Media
Jessica is a junior public relations major. She has been involved with PRSSA for 2 semesters after finding her passion for creativity in the media. Jessica has previously done blog posts for Peaches Boutique, a designer dress shop in Chicago, and currently assists with social media branding for Plato's Closet in Bloomington, IL., her current employer. Jessica is happy to be getting hands on experience in running different media platforms, and is excited to be a part of the development committee this year.
Alana Guggenheim, Director of PRi
Alana Guggenheim is a senior public relations major with a minor in nutrition graduating in December 2020. She has been involved with PRSSA for 3 semesters and has loved the opportunities it has provided her. Currently, Alana works as a video editor and media assistant for Sarah Hall Theatre Company in her hometown of Deerfield, IL. She is looking forward to connecting with other passionate PR students and growing professionally this semester.
Maggie Mokrzycki is a sophomore public relations major with a minor in fashion merchandising. In the future, Maggie would love to be a creative director or work for a fashion magazine. Maggie is looking forward to new opportunities and experiences as Vice President of PRSSA.
Grace Huff, Secretary
Grace Huff is a sophomore public relations major. She joined PRSSA her freshman year to get a head start on her major and has loved learning about the ins and outs of the PR industry. Grace is excited to start applying for internships and use what she's learned from PRSSA to go above and beyond. Grace is very proud to take on the position of secretary and can't wait to make lasting connections with new people in the upcoming year.
Josh Pozniak, Director of Community Involvement
Josh is a senior, public relations major with a minor in sociology and is the director of community involvement. He transferred before his junior year from Harper College in Palatine. He joined PRSSA to further develop his passion for public relations. For the past two summers he interned with ComEd in Oak Brook. Josh is looking forward to working on service projects with charities in the area, working with the development committee and the rest of the executive board. Josh wants to work with a public relations agency after graduating so he is able to find which aspect of public relations he is truly passionate about.
Rebecca Hayes, Ph.D., Faculty Adviser
Dr. Rebecca Hayes, is an associate professor with the School of Communication. Dr. Hayes did not take the typical approach to Public Relations. After earning a bachelor's degree in Environmental Policy and Behavior, she worked her way into the field by getting a master's degree in Public Relations from Michigan State University. She has released many written works focusing on social media, and shares a yearly presentation with PRSSA on social media crisis communication.