Executive Board

Public Relations Student Society of America – Southeast Chapter


Executive Board for 2018-2019

Samantha Wakitsch, President,  is serving as the PRSSA-SE Chapter President for 2019-20. She is a senior this year and will graduate in May with a degree in Mass Communication: Public Relations and a minor in Communications Studies. She oversees all chapter activities and relationship building with our members.

Morgan Muzzey, Vice President of Professional Development, is serving as Vice President of Professional Development for PRSSA-SE. Emily is responsible for arranging guest speakers, organizing agency tours and coordinating travel for the entire chapter.

Sydney Marshall, Vice President of Finance, is a junior public relations major. As vice president of finance, Sydney is responsible for organizing fundraisers, collecting member dues and keeping a record of chapter finances.

Seth Watkins, Vice President of Communication, is a senior public relations major.  As Vice President of Communication, Seth is responsible for managing social media, creating promotional materials for events, and updating the website.


Tressa Robbins, professional adviser, is currently the Vice President of Implementation at BurrellesLuce as well as a Board member for the Public Relations Society of America – St. Louis Chapter (and past president), and was 2015 PRSA Midwest District Conference Chair. Tressa has years of diversified experience in the world of business, communications, and public relations as well as having previously served on the Marketing/PR Committee for Fair Saint Louis (one of the nation’s largest 4th of July celebrations) for several years. She speaks at local, regional and national PR-related events, and is a frequent—and widely followed—blogger for Fresh Ideas, the Burrelles Luce blog, and guest contributor to myriad other blogs.


Dr. Susan Gonders, academic adviser, is Professor of Public Relations at Southeast Missouri State University and Coordinator of the Public Relations Society of America Global Program in Academic Certification in Education for Public Relations (CEPR). Dr. Gonders considers public relations on an international level an interest of hers. Through her work with CEPR, she has traveled to places such as Europe, Latin America and Asia, and reviewed academic programs that are in consideration for CEPR accreditation.