PRSA Alaska Chapter member Amy Tribbett earned her Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) in April 2019. The Accreditation program aims to improve the practice of public relations by assessing competence in 60 areas of knowledge, skills and abilities associated with the profession. The Examination is designed for public relations professionals with at least five to seven years of job experience and/or a bachelor’s degree in a communication field. Candidates who successfully complete the rigorous process, including presenting their portfolio to a Panel Presentation of three peers and sitting for a computer-based Examination, are granted the APR.

“Practitioners who achieve the designation are demonstrating their commitment not only to our profession, but also to a strong code of ethics and to the betterment of their organizations and clients,” said Douglas Cannon, Ph.D., APR+M, Fellow, PRSA, and 2019 chair of the Universal Accreditation Board chair of the Universal Accreditation Board.

Tribbett has more than 30 years’ experience in the professional communications field. She has worked for agencies including Edelman Worldwide, a global communications firm, and in the healthcare industry for Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center and Center for Hospice Care. Tribbett has led communications for acquisitions, hospital closures and advocacy initiatives. Tribbett moved to Alaska in 2017 after vacationing in the state. She joined Walsh|Sheppard in 2018 where she is developing and leading its public relations department.