Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors of The Plank Center consists of world-class academics and practitioners who provide counsel, direction and oversight to the Center regarding strategic plans and programs to support its leadership mission. Current members of the Board are:


We thank those for 12 years of dedicated service to the board of advisors.

Our Mission

The Plank Center’s mission is to help develop and recognize outstanding diverse public relations leaders, role models and mentors to advance ethical public relations in an evolving, global society. The Center works to achieve its mission by:

Advancing knowledge of leadership values and skills in the profession;

Supporting research, teaching, service, and professional educational efforts that help develop diverse, responsible and trustworthy leaders;

Bridging the interests and vision of the practice and education; and

Collaborating with other groups and associations to nurture the ethical and effective practice of public relations.