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Meet PRSA Board of Directors Nominee Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ Clark, APR, Fellow PRSA

Jackie Clark

Each week, PRsay will interview one of the nominees for the 2022 PRSA Board of Directors.

Name: Jacqueline “Jackie” Clark, APR, Fellow PRSA

Location: Kansas City

Current job title: LafargeHolcim, Western U.S. Region, Government Relations & Public Affairs

Board nominee position: Director, Midwest District

Alma mater: Undergrad: University of Missouri; Graduate: Hauptmann School of Public Affairs, Park University

Number of years as a PRSA member: 30

You’re very active in several philanthropic and nonprofit organizations. Why is this service important to you?

You don’t have to be rich to be a philanthropist. It is such a blessing to have the time, treasure and knowledge to be able to invest in organizations focused on education, social welfare and my faith community. I hope that others believe that my life has embodied the scripture: “To whom much is given, much will be required.”

What do you think makes for a successful leadership team?

In a word: trust. Individuals’ actions show that leadership is trustworthy. Working as a servant leader ensures that leaders are trusted. Trust leads to success.

What makes PRSA’s mission powerful for you?

Thirty years ago, I couldn’t wait to join PRSA. It has been a 30-year commitment to professionalism and life-long career learning. We are the gold standard for our profession.

John Elsasser is PRSA’s publications director and editor-in-chief of its award-winning publication, Strategies & Tactics. He joined PRSA in 1994.


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