WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2018 — Today, Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) is thrilled to announce the three finalists for its 29th annual Washington PR Woman of the Year Award Luncheon. The organization received a record-breaking number of nominations for exceptional women leading the communications industry in the D.C. Metro area. Nominees were judged on demonstrated ability in the communications field, contributions to the community and industry leadership qualities.

The finalists for WWPR’s 2018 Woman of the Year Award are:

“We received an impressive group of nominees this year and this was an incredibly tough decision for our judges,” said Amanda Cate, Co-President of WWPR. “These three women have made exceptional contributions in their industry and in the D.C. communications community, which we look forward to celebrating during this event.”

Kirsten Suto Seckler, Chief Brand and Communications Officer of Special Olympics International, will provide keynote remarks at the event during a fireside chat with event emcee and WJLA anchor Nancy Chen. Suto Seckler was also honored as a PR Woman of the Year finalist in 2009.

“We are particularly excited to have our WWPR community hear from Kirsten at this year’s event,” said Danielle Veira, Co-President of Washington Women in Public Relations. “As a leader in mission-driven work who has made a significant impact on both the people she serves through her day job and the next generation of female communicators she inspires, Kirsten embodies what it means to communicate, collaborate and conquer.”

In partnership with lead sponsor AARP, the luncheon will be hosted on Friday, November 9, 2018, at the Fairmont Hotel. The Woman of the Year luncheon, established in 1990, is WWPR’s signature event. It is an annual experience fostering camaraderie among women in public relations, culminating in this must-attend event that honors the achievements of those who have reached a pinnacle in the profession.

Register today and follow the conversation online using the hashtag #WOY2018.

For additional information, please contact WWPR Woman of the Year committee co-chairs Taylor Leaming and Christin Lewis at woy@wwpr.org

Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) is a member-based professional society cultivating and inspiring female communicators to reach their full potential in the DC market and beyond. The organization is committed to providing leadership opportunities, professional development, mentorship, and industry networking.