Dr. Margalit Toledano is currently a senior lecturer in public relations in the Management Communication Department of the Waikato Management School in New Zealand. She became a member of the College of Fellows of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) in 2007. An MA in Communication from the Hebrew University, she studied Public Relations at Boston University on the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, became an accredited member of the PRSA in 1985 and served as President of the Israeli Public Relations Association in 1993-1996.
As a practitioner in Israel she served both the public and private sectors and ran her own firm. Her Ph.D. thesis supervised by Paris 8 University, France is titled “The evolution of public relations as a profession in the changing socio-political, economic, and cultural environment of Israel”. She is a member of the editorial board of Public Relations Review in which she has also published a number of articles. Her chapter on the state of public relation practice in Israel is going to be published in the Global Public Relations Handbook edited by K. Sriramesh & D. Verčič.