Public Relations Committee

Christina Benson MS ATC

Fall 2015 Report

Welcome to another Fall season!
In the Spring Newsletter, I mentioned the beginning of a collaboration between the NATA PR Committee and the NATA PR Staff (and associates) to work on giving our NATA website a new and improved look.  Together, we have been working diligently, and are making great strides to get the new site out to the membership.  The project isn’t quite finished yet, but I am so excited about the progress that has been made.  Be on the lookout for the final product! It shouldn’t be much longer now!

I want to encourage you to share all of the great things you are doing that make the profession and our district so great.  I would love to highlight your efforts in our monthly blurb in the NATA news.  Also, don’t forget to share it with the PR Chairs within your district as well! Their information is listed below:

Chair:   Brandy Jones
VA:      Scott Powers
DC:      Christina (Tina) Benson
MD:      Mattie Eckerman
NC:      Nina Walker
           Leslie Dent (Co-Chair) 
SC:      Jane Steinberg
WV:     Hannah Harnar 

As always, I would like to encourage you to “follow” and “like” the districts social media accounts and engage in interaction. These are great tools to use in disseminating information and keeping our members interconnected.

I am so grateful for all you do to make our district and the profession something we can all be proud of!

Spring 2015 Report

MAATA, February 2014

Public Relations Chair Responsibilities

The District III Representative to the NATA Public Relations Committee should be actively engaged with his/her respective state AT association and the District. Representatives are expected to participate in regular committee conference calls. The committee will meet during the NATA annual meeting each summer, usually the day before the meeting begins and each district representative is expected to attend. Periodic communication with state PR representatives, state leadership and district leadership is required.

March and National Athletic Training Month are almost here! This year’s theme is “We’ve got your back”. This year we are revealing a NEW NATM logo!! This logo is similar to our new NATA logo. It has a more square look which fits better on email links and documents. Make sure to go to and click on the NATM link on the left to check out all the new NATM materials. I can’t wait to hear what everyone in District 3 does to celebrate NATM! Please send me pictures (jpeg format), links to media stories and summaries of the events you did in your state/workplace. We will collect all of the submissions and share them in an upcoming MAATA newsletter and the NATA news. You can send everything to me at

The NATA Public Relations Committee met at the Joint Committee in Dallas in January. We are currently working on updating the Public Relations toolkit which will be placed online. We examined the website and made notes to make it more “user friendly”. The Committee discussed the “White Paper” and its implications to our stakeholders. We are looking forward to March and all the NATM activities. We also look forward to coming together again in June in Indianapolis and progressing on our projects.

Respectfully Submitted by Heather Murphy

February 17, 2014


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