WASHINGTON, D.C. — November 7, 2011 — Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) is pleased to announce that former White House deputy communications director Jen Psaki will serve as this year’s keynote speaker for the 22nd annual Washington PR Woman of the Year Award Luncheon.

Psaki recently joined Global Strategy Group as Senior Vice President and Managing Director, overseeing the Washington, D.C. office of the nationally recognized public affairs agency. Previously, she served as deputy press secretary and then deputy communications director in the White House, acting as a national spokesperson for President Obama and Administration policy. She was a member of the Obama communications team for nearly five years and was one of the first hires on his campaign in 2007 as traveling press secretary.

Since its inception in 1990, WWPR’s signature Washington PR Woman of the Year Award Luncheon has honored the most talented women in public relations, communications and journalism. In addition to honoring the achievements of three nominees and naming a Washington PR Woman of the Year, partial proceeds from the event will be donated to Thrive DC, WWPR’s pro bono client.

Registration is open for the event, to take place Tuesday, November 15, from 11:30a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. To RSVP, visit here.

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