A PRSA Hawaii membership connects you with the local communications and public relations industry. Our chapter offers professional development programs that facilitate education and networking, awards programs to get you the recognition you deserve, and business-building opportunities that strengthen your role in the PR profession.

PRSA Hawaii members visiting PBS Hawaii’s new studio in January 2017

PRSA Hawaii’s speechwriting program in February 2017

PRSA Hawaii’s Board of Directors at the 34th annual Koa Anvil Awards in July 2017

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The rigorous process to achieve accreditation challenged me to think critically about the knowledge, skills and abilities that are required of seasoned practitioners to provide sound counsel. I can attest to the value the APR credential provides and encourage others in our field to apply and take advantage of the excellent support network PRSA Hawaii offers, which includes APR members in the Islands and across the country.

David Pettinger, APRon the value of the APR designation

Who knows better about the time, effort and late nights it takes to be a successful PR professional than your own peers? That’s why this award is so meaningful — it is your industry colleagues who nominate, select and celebrate with you.

Lisette Gonzalezon winning the Hokupa‘a Award in 2012

Achieving the APR status validated my skills and knowledge, and the process of studying and sitting for the exam proved to be invaluable.

Shawn Nakamoto, APRon why you should pursue your APR

It was a huge honor for me to receive this award years ago. It opened up many doors for me in my professional journey, and I am forever grateful to PRSA Hawaii for the recognition.

Huy Voon winning the Hokupa‘a Award in 2011

When I took the exam, I was the sole PR manager on a corporate marketing team. In the absence of direct, ongoing feedback from an experienced, senior-level PR professional, I really wanted a way to assess how I was doing in my own personal development.

Luly Unemori, APR on why she pursued her APR

The Hokupa‘a award is a representation of my accomplishments and hard work over my first four years in the communications industry. I’m proud and honored to have joined the ranks of the many inspiring and remarkable individuals who have won this award in years past.

Andrea Lumon winning the Hokupa‘a Award in 2015

You have to put in the study time. Be patient and kind to yourself by making time for it. The accreditation is a journey, not a marathon.

Christina Yumul, APRon tips for those pursuing their APR

Why become a member?

  • Job opportunities

    Access to the hottest job opportunities within the industry FIRST

  • Strong Network

    Direct access to a network of the top local public relations professionals

  • Events

    Discounted prices at all PRSA Hawaii events and on Koa Anvil Awards submissions

  • Two subscriptions included

    Subscriptions to two national periodicals: Public Relations Tactics and Public Relations Strategies

  • Access to PRSA National Resources

    Access to PRSA National’s resources, including free webinars and discounts to annual conferences

Join PRSA Hawaii today