Cheryl I. Procter-Rogers, APR, Fellow PRSA, PCC
PR and Business Strategist and Certified Master Executive Coach
A Step Ahead PR Consulting and Coaching

With more than 37 years-experience in the public relations and business arena, Cheryl Procter-Rogers, APR, Fellow PRSA, is currently a PR Strategist and Executive Coach, A Step Ahead PR Consulting and Coaching, a global consulting practice.  She counsels clients in the areas of crisis communications, strategic planning, business strategy, special events, internal communications and media relations strategy.

She is accredited in public relations from the Public Relations Society of America and is a certified master coach accredited by the International Coach Federation and an ICF credentialed coach.

She has worked with a variety of corporations and organizations in a number of business sectors. She served in management positions for DePaul University, HBO, Nielsen Marketing Research and Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company. She has consulted for Coca-Cola, Nissan, Allstate, McDonald’s, Sears, McCain Foods and Magellan Corporation, Valparaiso University Law, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, to name a few.

She was the 2006 national president and CEO of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). In 2000, she was the youngest inducted into the PRSA’s College of Fellows.  She is the 2011 PRSA Gold Anvil recipient, the Society’s highest individual award presented to an individual whose work significantly advanced the profession and set high standards for the practice of public relations.  She was the 2016 president of the International Coach Federation Chicago Chapter.

She has authored many articles, contributed to several books, been featured in many publications and is frequently quoted in the media.  Her awards and honors are too numerous to mention here.

Procter-Rogers earned her bachelor’s degree from Bradley University and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management. She graduates spring 2017 with a master’s degree in Leadership and Change Management from DePaul University.

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