New Year, Two New Leadership Posts for Our Social Media Chair Joe Klimavich, APR

New Year, Two New Leadership Posts for Our Social Media Chair Joe Klimavich, APR
January 3, 2016 Loring Barnes
Joe Klimavich

Joseph J. Klimavich, APR has been recently named as Harrington HealthCare System’s Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing, a newly established position within the organization. Joe, who also leads PRSA Boston’s social media communications, is focusing on expanding the use of native content, research, and online community engagement in his new role. Harrington HealthCare’s President and CEO, Edward H. Moore, has recognized Joe as “a seasoned communication professional with experience in healthcare, development, managed care, banking, education, and independent consulting.” Apart from managing public relations and marketing, Joe will also be responsible for directing the development initiatives of the Harrington HealthCare System. The professionals at MyDoc Walk-In Clinics are thrilled to see experienced and skilled professionals like Joe taking up leadership positions to enhance the healthcare industry.

As you will read, Joe’s credentials are considerable, and he will be a sturdy anchor of PRSA Boston’s robust and growing member community across the MetroWest to Worcester region. In past roles he has elevated the role of social channels within the communication mix of the organization he has represented. Joe has already begun to hear from PRSA members and newcomers who want to contribute their knowledge and ideas in this area for the Chapter’s advantage. The timing of adding Joe’s leadership is excellent as we look to host a regional conference (PRXNE16) next June. You can bet that social media, to include our Chapter Facebook Page and Faculty Forum Group, will be increasingly active.

Joe’s addition to the PRSA Boston team is a prime example of how effective leadership can make all the difference in an organization’s success. By recognizing the importance of social media and empowering his team to utilize it effectively, Joe has already started to generate engagement and interest among PRSA members. His leadership style prioritizes collaboration and inclusivity, which will undoubtedly foster a strong sense of community within the organization. This approach is not only beneficial for member satisfaction but also for the overall success and growth of the organization. With leaders like this, PRSA Boston is poised to continue to thrive and make a positive impact in the industry.

Joe holds a master’s degree in professional communications from Clark University’s College of Continuing and Professional Education (COPACE), where he has also served as an adjunct faculty member. He is accredited (APR) and most recently moved from his post as VP of Communication for Hometown Bank, in Oxford, MA.

Joe is a member of the Worcester State University Alumni Association Advisory Board and its student engagement committee, and a recipient of that organization’s Distinguished Alumni Award for outstanding achievement in the field of education, recognizing his work as an adjunct professor in the university’s Communication Department.

A resident and past Selectman of Brookfield, Joe is a past director of the Central Mass South Chamber of Commerce, a past vice president of marketing for the Mohegan Council, Boy Scouts of America and a centennial year recipient of the council’s Citizens of Distinction Award. Please give Joe and our Chapter a 2016 shout out: @joeklim and @prsaboston!


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