WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jan. 25, 2012 – 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 its over 300 member organization during its annual meeting at the National Press Club today. The slate is as follows:
|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|
Out-going president Kendra Kojcsich was honored for her many years of service to WWPR. The 2012 incoming president, Tina McCormack Beaty, previously served as the vice president of the organization as well as co-chaired WWPR’s 2010 pro bono client, Children’s Law Center.
“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 the board looks forward to ensuring WWPR is a resource for communicators in D.C., helping them navigate the changing waters with high-quality programs, as well as volunteer and networking opportunities.”
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 unique climb up the corporate ladder in communications. WWPR will host other high caliber speakers at events throughout the 2012 year. Also in 2012, WWPR will continue to serve its current pro bono client, Thrive DC, whose mission is to provide meals, personal care, case management and other support services to men and women dealing with homelessness.
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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.