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Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) is a member-based professional society cultivating and inspiring female communicators to reach their full potential in the DC market and beyond. The organization is committed to providing leadership opportunities, professional development, mentorship, and industry networking.

348+

Active Members

Founded in

1980

26 Years

Washington PR Woman of the Year Winners

400+

Events

7

Pro-Bono Clients

21

Emerging Leader Honorees

100% Committed to Advancing Women Communicators

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WWPR Board Members

Mara Vandlik

Mara Vandlik

President

Smith & Company

Carly Whiteside

Carly Whiteside

Secretary

Powell Tate

Bonnie Piper

Bonnie Piper

Pro Bono Co-Chair

Merrill Environmental, Inc.

Danielle Veira

Danielle Veira

Washington PR Woman of the Year Co-Chair

American Diabetes Association

Jennifer Dunn

Jennifer Dunn

Marketing Communications Co-Chair

BusinessWire

Kelly Mack

Kelly Mack

Vice President

U.S. Health & Human Services 

Mary McGinty

Mary McGinty

Membership Chair

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Denise Douglas

Denise Douglas

Pro Bono Co-Chair

Community Advocates for Family and Youth

Elise Perkins

Elise Perkins

Washington PR Woman of the Year Co-Chair

ep communications

Brittany Floyd

Brittany Floyd

Marketing Communications Co-Chair

Burson-Marsteller

Avelyn Austin

Avelyn Austin

Past President

RepEquity

 

Erin Flior

Erin Flior

Sponsorships Chair

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Neveah Bradshaw

Neveah Bradshaw

Professional Development Co-Chair

Bluemercury

Andrea Huggins

Andrea Huggins

Emerging Leaders Awards Co-Chair

AASHE

Sherri Core

Sherri Core

Treasurer

Core Association Services, Inc.

Krystle Kopacz

Krystle Kopacz

Website Chair

Rev Media

Angela Barnett

Angela Barnett

Professional Development Co-Chair

Beekeeper Group

Jennifer Sherman

Jennifer Sherman

Emerging Leaders Awards Co-Chair

SpeakerBox Communications

WWPR Advisory Council

Debra Silimeo

Debra Silimeo

Hager Sharp

Lauren Lawson-Zilai

Lauren Lawson-Zilai

Goodwill Industries

Mary LoJacono

Mary LoJacono

Towers Watson