For our June Member Spotlight, we’re pleased to introduce Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd, our new Membership Committee Co-Chair. In a Q&A session earlier this month, Stacy shared a few of her passions for PR, how she spends her weekends, and what she’s got planned for her WWPR committee.
Psst… she’s also looking for a Co-Chair to help her with some innovative new membership efforts! Interested? Submit your application here.
Her Career and Passion for PR
Stacy has over 25 years of experience among communications, marketing and public relations in a variety of industries, including grocery retail, transportation (customer relations at Amtrak, no less!), production agriculture and building products. In her current position as the director of marketing and communications with the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association, she’s thrilled to be communicating for an industry that helps benefit the planet and global sustainability.
Her favorite aspect of PR is being able to educate and inform new audiences about innovations and evolutions. She’s particularly interested in telling her industry’s story and turning non-users into advocates. That’s how she knows when she’s made a difference.
Her Role as WWPR Membership Committee Co-Chair
As the newest member of WWPR’s Board of Directors, Stacy’s goal is to increase WWPR’s membership by the end of her first year. She’ll bring her skills as an avid networker who is comfortable speaking to anyone and everyone – from entry level to C-suite – and use storytelling to attract new members.
Her Out-of-Office Time
Stacy is a self-proclaimed oenophile, so one of her favorite activities over the weekends is to explore the many nearby Northern Virginia wineries. She also loves jazz and food – especially combining the two with local music events like Capital Jazz Fest and the BBQ Battle – as well as reading, writing, and traveling. One of her favorite places to visit is Kentucky’s horse country, Lexington.
She has also recently signed up to be a political party volunteer and is the mother of two pre-teen boys, which keeps her pretty busy..
As I’m sure is the case with many of us, Stacy considers herself to be slightly addicted to politics and social media. The start of her morning is devoted to reading the news, then sharing a few thoughts via Facebook or Twitter. And, as we all know, there’s a lot to react to in this political climate.
Her Advice for WWPR Members
Take advantage of the events! As she puts it, being around a wide range of professionals through WWPR exposes her to a number of diverse perspectives in a range of industries. Additionally, Stacy believes WWPR is a great way to reinvigorate your career and learn how to successfully shake things up to deliver the best possible messages to your audience.
She never assumes that because she’s been in PR for decades that she can’t learn more. As she puts it, that’s worth the cost of membership.
Interested in joining Stacy as the Co-Chair of the Membership Committee and on the WWPR Board of Directors? Let us know!