NEW YORK (January 24, 2017) – The members of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Counselors Academy have named Tom Garrity as the 2017 Chairman.


Garrity is the founder and president of The Garrity Group Public Relations in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Established in 1997, the group works to help small businesses to be heard and large corporations to be understood. 


Garrity has more than 30 years of experience in the communications field. Beginning his career in television, he made the move to the public relations domain in 1994. He has held leadership roles for Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico and the Public Relations Society of America – New Mexico Chapter. 


He has served on the board for United Way of Central New Mexico, New Mexico First, Public Relations Society of America Counselors Academy, and Worldcom Public Relations Group.


Garrity’s work has been honored by several national professional associations including the Public Relations Society of America, International Association of Business Communicators, Public Relations Society of America’s New Mexico Chapter Lifetime Achievement Award and various association and industry trade publications.


The Counselors Academy is a section of PRSA that addresses the business of agency public relations. The members are entrepreneurs who are owners or senior level executives of top firms throughout the United States and Canada. Visit for more information. 


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