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Profile – Honorary Board of Visitors

Mary Beth West

Mary Beth West

Public Relations Strategist
BS, Communications, University of Tennessee, 1994

Special Awards or Honors: 2017 – Induction in PRSA College of Fellows; 2017 – Lorna Norwood Excellence in Mentorship Award, PRSA Volunteer Chapter; 2013 – University of Tennessee Public Relations Alumnus of the Year; 2010 – “40 Under 40” Honoree, Greater Knoxville Business Journal; 2010 – Recipient of the David Ferguson Award, a national honor from the Public; Relations Society of America (PRSA) Educators Academy for support of public relations education; 2006 – Recipient of PRSA Harvey I. Cobert Award for professional contributions in East Tennessee; 2006 – Alumna of the Year, Knoxville Alumnae Chapter – Alpha Omicron Pi

Professional Memberships and Offices Held: 2018 – Leadership Knoxville; 2012 – Nucleus Knoxville; 2012 – First Tennessee Bank, Advisory Board (Maryville Region); 2012 – East Tennessee Regional Leadership class; 2012 – Knoxville Chamber of Commerce; 2011 – Leadership Oak Ridge class; 2011-Present – East Tennessee Economic Council; 2001- 13 – Board of directors, Blount County Library; 2011-13 – Board of directors, Blount County Chamber of Commerce; 2010-Present – Member, Fort Loudoun Regional Library Board; 2008-Present – Member, Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce; 2008 – Senior counsel / Advocacy to the national board of PRSA; 2007-2010 – Board of directors, Maryville City Schools Foundation; 2007-2008 – Board of directors, Girl Scouts of Tanasi (now Southern Appalachian) Council; 2007 – National Chair, Advocacy Advisory Board, PRSA