Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR), the premier resource for communications professionals in the nation’s capital, announced its 2012 board of directors to serve the over 300 member organization during its annual meeting at the National Press Club.
2011 Highlights – WWPR Visibility Elevated To New Levels
Out-going president Kendra Kojcsich was honored for her many years of service to WWPR. Kojcsich highlighted 2011 goals achieved, thanking the outgoing board and key sponsors for most notably increasing WWPR visibility and awareness; membership more than doubled since last year. The WWPR website revamp, WWPR blog launch and WWPR signature programs like Emerging Leaders and Executive Communicators’ Roundtable series continued to add value.
2012 – Incoming President, Tina McCormack Beaty Encouraged Members To Continue Momentum
The 2012 incoming president, Tina McCormack Beaty, who previously served as the vice president of the organization and co-chair for WWPR’s 2010 pro bono client, Children’s Law Center, encouraged attendees to get involved to keep the momentum going into 2012. How can you get involved? Join a WWPR committee today.
“I am thrilled to be guiding WWPR into a new year with a strong group of industry leaders by my side,” said Beaty. “2012 is going to be an exciting year for the PR trade and our new board looks forward to ensuring WWPR is a resource for communicators in D.C., helping them to navigate the changing waters with high-quality programs, as well as volunteer and networking opportunities.”
Keynote Catherine “Kiki” McLean Shares Key Elements Of Successful Women Communicators
In addition to voting on its board, WWPR event attendees enjoyed a keynote by former Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton advisor and current global head of public affairs and managing director of Porter Novelli, Kiki McLean. McLean spoke of the importance of women supporting women and shared her suggested key elements for successful women communicators: 1) Patience, 2) Integrity, and 3) Passion for Language. McLean encouraged attendees to be “the person others can turn to and count on.”
Learn More about Washington Women In Public Relations
Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) is the first and only D.C.-based professional organization advancing women in the communications industry. WWPR is committed to delivering outstanding professional development, networking, marketplace positioning, and leadership opportunities to area communicators. Visit us at wwpr.org, “Like” us on Facebook.com/WashingtonWomeninPR, and follow us on Twitter @WWPR.
|Board Position||Board Member||On Twitter|
|President||Tina McCormack Beaty, Porter Novelli||TMStrategy|
|Vice President||Margie Newman, Pew Center on the States||MargieNewman|
|Past President||Kendra Kojcsich, Porter Novelli||KendraKoj|
|Secretary||Veronica Brown, Gibraltar Associates||veebrown|
|Treasurer||Sherri Core, Core Association Services||SherriCore|
|Membership Chair||Leslie Rutledge, RedEgg||DreadGurlVA|
|Pro Bono Co-Chair||Kate Barrett, NEA||KateCBarrett|
|Pro Bono Co-Chair||Maria Ibañez, NASHP||MariaIbanez|
|PR Woman of the Year Co-Chair||Susie Tappouni, ASCO||susietappouni|
|PR Woman of the Year Co-Chair||Amy Malerba, Edelman||Aichiamy|
|Emerging Leaders Award Co-Chair||Helen Mitternight, Vanguard Communications||Mitternight|
|Emerging Leaders Award Co-Chair||Lauren Smith, Jones Public Affairs||LaurenDC123|
|Sponsorship/Partnership Chair||Season Solorio, National Cattleman’s Beef Assoc.||Seasonsgreeting|
|Marketing Communications Co-Chair||Jennifer Dunn, Business Wire||JennDunn31|
|Marketing Communications Co-Chair||Kristen Hostetter, Rock Recovery||Krh0207|
|Professional Development Chair||Kari Hudnell, CommunicationWorks||KariLH|
|Website Chair||Janiré Hopkins, CareMetx||chicgeekstyle|