The Institute for Public Relations is pleased to introduce the second cohort of IPR ELEVATE, a collective of ambitious and entrepreneurial leaders committed to the research-focused mission of IPR, which is to promote the science beneath the art of public relations.

“These ambitious and well-respected IPR ELEVATE leaders care deeply about the research-based mission of IPR and giving back to our industry,” said Tina McCorkindale, president and CEO of the Institute for Public Relations.  “We are honored to welcome them to our IPR family.”

IPR ELEVATE welcomes:

“The Board of Trustees congratulates the second cohort on their election to IPR ELEVATE,” said Stacey Jones, Chair of the Board at IPR, and Global Communications Lead and Senior Managing Director at Accenture.  “We look forward to working with ELEVATE members as we continue to grow and advance the mission of IPR.”

IPR ELEVATE comprises mid- and senior-level, high-achieving communication professionals with at least 10 years of experience from a wide range of industries and backgrounds. The membership will be limited to fewer than 40 leaders. Members are elected by the IPR ELEVATE Committee comprising top CCOs and agency, nonprofit, academic, and executive search leaders.

IPR ELEVATE members have access to the latest research, in-person and virtual events, as well as learning, networking, and mentorship opportunities with IPR Trustees.  They will serve on IPR Commissions or Centers of Excellence, and designated committees or task forces that further the mission of IPR. Applications are being accepted for the next cohort until September 1, 2022.

Application and Nomination forms for IPR ELEVATE:

Membership applications for IPR ELEVATE are available on the IPR website at

For more information, visit or contact Anetra Henry, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives, at

About the Institute for Public Relations
The Institute for Public Relations is an independent, non-profit research foundation dedicated to fostering greater use of research and research-based knowledge in corporate communication and the public relations practice. IPR is dedicated to the science beneath the art of public relations. IPR provides timely insights and applied intelligence that professionals can put to immediate use. All research, including a weekly research letter, is available for free at


Heidy Modarelli handles Growth & Marketing for IPR. She has previously written for Entrepreneur, TechCrunch, The Next Web, and VentureBeat.
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