PRSK Executive Committee Members
L- R standing Eunice Muthamia, Esther Walya, Jane Gitau, Edna Onchiri, Musyoki Kivindyo
L- R Seated - Beatrice Kungu, Michael Otieno, Angela Nganga Mumo, Kentice Tikolo, Grace Munjuri, Samuel Karanja
Over 100 members attended and participated in the Public Relations Society of Kenya Annual General Meeting held on 19th April, 2012 at the Nairobi Safari Club.
The Annual General Meeting approved the establishment of the Kenya Institute of Public Relations that will steer the instutionalization of the profession in Kenya. Other initiatives adopted by the members were the Continuous Professional Development programme and the Accreditation of members who have acquired and attained minimum standards as spelt out by the Society.
Members elected Mrs. Kentice Tikolo as their new Chairman for a two year term. Kentice has a distinguished career in Public Relations and Communication Management spanning over 15 years. In her acceptance remarks, Mrs. Tikolo underscored her priorities for the Society and the profession laying special emphasis on the constant need for strong performance of the practice that is grounded on research and professional development. Singling out the Kenya Institute of Public Relations initiated by the outgoing team, Kentice reiterated the need to focus resources on the principles of this initiative in order to feel the future and see the impact of the Public Relations profession.
Others elected are Grace Munjuri as Vice Chairman; Angela Nganga Mumo, Secretary; Michael Otieno, Treasurer; Sam Karanja, Assistant Secretary and Beatrice Kungu as Assistant Treasurer. Musyoki Kivindyo, Eunice Muthamia, Esther Walya, Jane Gitau and Edna Onchiri were also elected as Committee Members.
The outgoing Chairman, Mr. Peter Mutie thanked members for their support noting that the Society had continued to achieve a solid performance with excellent results in both membership and financial growth. He further noted that these results were achieved in what was a particularly challenging period not only in the country but globally. This he noted is acceptance of the changing face of the profession as an asset to organisational reputation. Welcoming the new team, he concluded that the Society and the profession are well positioned to go beyond any challenges and called on members to support the team in order to respond and seize the many opportunities that are emerging.