AARP Chief Communications & Marketing Officer and 2016 Woman of the Year to Speak at Signature Event


WASHINGTON, DC – Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR), the DC-based professional organization advancing women in communications, announced today that Martha Boudreau, chief communications and marketing officer, AARP, will deliver the keynote address for its 30th annual PR Woman of the Year celebration.

Boudreau was the 2016 WOY award recipient and, in her current role, is responsible for setting enterprise brand and communications strategy as well as unifying AARP’s voice throughout the organization’s extensive channels.

“Martha has served as a guiding light to our WWPR board and membership, offering her counsel, thought-leadership, and mentorship to the organization,” said Amanda Cate, president of Washington Women in Public Relations. “As our 2016 Woman of the Year, we couldn’t imagine a keynote speaker that is more fitting to help us look at our past, present and future.”

The Woman of the Year luncheon, which honors the achievements of those who have reached a pinnacle in their profession, is one of WWPR’s signature events and a must-attend networking luncheon for Washington’s PR community. This 2019 year marks a milestone year honoring the 30th anniversary of the event with the theme “Pearls of Wisdom” to commemorate three decades of recognizing exceptional women in the communications industry. The luncheon will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019, at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown DC. For more information, please visit:

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