National Black Public Relations Society Launches Regional New Jersey Chapter




National Black Public Relations Society Launches Regional New Jersey Chapter

9th Chapter to provide professional development and networking opportunities for PR/communications professionals and students


BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The National Black Public Relations Society (, the foremost organization for professional image-makers and strategists, announced today the launch of a new chapter in New Jersey.


New Jersey Black Public Relations Society is officially here

The New Jersey Chapter Black Public Relations Society (NJBPRS) will provide career development, networking, mentoring and other benefits to professionals in public relations, media relations, government relations, marketing, social media and other communications specialties.


“We’re very excited to add New Jersey to our chapter roster,” said Deborah K. Hyman, president of the NBPRS. “We’re increasing our network around the country so that communications professionals have local and national networks to tap into for support.  Black communications professionals are making monumental contributions to organizations around the world; we want to ensure they have a strong network and career advancing opportunities.”


The leadership of NJBPRS includes Beverley Malcolm, senior communications consultant for Global Communications at Verizon, as president; Sandra Florent, president of Solo Dove public relations firm, as vice president; Natalie Thigpen, vice president of communications at Mountainside Hospital, as treasurer; and Cameka Crawford, public relations manager at Verizon Wireless, as secretary.


“Over the next few months, NJBPRS will launch a series of professional development programs and networking events to serve communications professionals and students,” said Malcolm. “We’re inviting all northern New Jersey communications professionals to join us and get involved. Our strength will be in our members, and together we’ll have a competitive advantage.”


To join NJBPRS, contact Interested professionals and students can connect with the organization via LinkedIn or on twitter @NJBPRS.


In addition to the new New Jersey chapter, there are Black Public Relations Society chapters in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. The organization’s members and supporters will convene in Washington, DC at Howard University for their annual conference and career fair on October 25-28, 2012. Go to for more information.


About the National Black Public Relations Society


The National Black Public Relations Society is the foremost organization for professional image-makers and strategists. We invite you to join our network of 500-plus members comprised of communications professionals in the fields of public relations, marketing and social media. With the strength of our affiliate chapters throughout the country, NBPRS strives to nurture, enlighten and inform its membership about new technologies and techniques. Our goal is to empower practitioners and entrepreneurs to network and succeed. Visit us at, follow us on Twitter @NBPRS and on Facebook at National Black Public Relations Society.

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