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April Chapter Meeting: PRSA Arkansas Crystal Award

April 20, 2018
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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The Little Rock Club; Regions Bank, 30th Floor
400 W. Capitol, Suite 1601
Little Rock, AR 72201

Alison M Melson, APR, to Be Honored as the 27th PRSA Arkansas Chapter Crystal Award Recipient April 20

Friday, April 20
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The Little Rock Club

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The PRSA Arkansas Crystal Award is presented to recognize significant contributions to the field of public relations. Join your fellow PRSA Arkansas members and guests as we honor Alison Melson, APR. Melson has enjoyed a more than 25-year career in public relations and communications, most recently serving as manager of communications with Entergy Arkansas. Prior to joining Entergy in 2017, she served as the vice president of communications and marketing at CARTI, a not-for-profit cancer organization that grew from serving 2,000 patients to 20,000 during her time there.


In 2015, CARTI moved into the $90 million CARTI Cancer Center, giving Alison the opportunity to rebrand the organization as a patient-centered, cancer-focused provider. Alison also has worked in public relations at Acxiom, Stone Ward and Arkansas Children’s Hospital and as a High Profile writer at the Arkansas Democrat.  Alison is a graduate of UALR, accredited by PRSA and a past president of the Arkansas Chapter of PRSA. She is past chair of the Riverfest Board of Directors and a past board member of the Komen Arkansas Race for the Cure. A native Arkansan, Alison loves traveling, and enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her husband, Tom, and their sons, Sam and Owen, ages 17 and 14.

Tickets are complimentary for PRSA members and $40 for non-members, $20 for students.

RSVP by Tuesday, April 17 at For a list of previous Diamond Award winners, visit


$0.00 Arkansas PRSA Members

$40.00 Non-members

$20.00 Student Ticket (must present current student ID at check-in)