José Manuel Velasco has a degree in Journalism from Madrid's Complutense University and completed the Advanced Strategic Program at the Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne (Switzerland).
Mr. Velasco currently works as a PR Consultant , CEO of Santos Creativos (a company that provides content marketing for radio) and senior Advisor of Thinking Heads. He recently obtained certification as an executive coach. Until January 2015 he served as Head of Communication for several companies, the most recent being FCC, where he was member of the Executive Committee.
His work experience includes 26 years of senior positions leading communications and corporate social responsibility strategies. From June 2008 to November 2014 he was Chairman of Dircom, the leading professional body in the communications industry in Spain. He is also a board member of the GA since June 2013.
Joseph P. Truncale, Treasurer, PRSA, United States
Joseph P. Truncale, Ph.D., CAE, is the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Public Relations Society of America. Truncale joins PRSA after spending 30 years with the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), an organization that he helped guide from traditional printing into the digital age.
Truncale oversees the daily operations of PRSA and will help the organization to seize upon the opportunities created by today’s transformative media landscape. Truncale specializes in strategy, customer analysis and organizational effectiveness. He has developed a number of custom tools used in NAPL’s Management Consulting Practice. He is a skilled facilitator and works with entrepreneurial business leaders and their management teams in developing strategic plans with a focus on differentiation and unique organizational ability.
Truncale holds an undergraduate degree from Monmouth University, a master’s degree from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. in Media, Culture and Communications from New York University.