Premier PR Professional Society Announces 2014 Board of Directors

2014 WWPR Board with Martha Boudreau

2014 WWPR Board with Martha Boudreau

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jan. 24, 2014 – Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR), a leading resource for communications professionals in the nation’s capital, today announces its 2014 board of directors to serve its growing member base in a constantly changing marketplace. The slate is as follows:


President Lauren Dyer Melanoma Research Foundation
Vice President Avelyn Austin Ketchum
Past President Tina Beaty Porter Novelli
Past President Kendra Kojcsich Porter Novelli
Treasurer Sherri Core Core Associates
Secretary Carly Whiteside Powell Tate
Membership Veronica LaFemina Food Allergy Research & Education
Pro Bono Co-Chair Maria Ibanez National Academy for State Health Policy
Pro Bono Co-Chair Vicky Vadlamani Mercury Public Affairs
Professional Development Co-Chair Melanie Jordan PRofessional Solutions, LLC
Professional Development Co-Chair Kelly Mack Environics
WOY Co-Chair Mara Vandlik McGinn & Company
WOY Co-Chair Mary LoJacono Fleishman Hillard
ELA Co-Chair Andrea Huggins
ELA Co-Chair Kimberly Brown American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
Sponsorships Erin Flior Adfero Group
Marcom Co-Chair Jenn Dunn BusinessWire
Marcom Co-Chair Danielle Veira Nahigian Strategies
Website Renee Revetta Edelman


“I’m honored to step into the role of president this year and serve with such remarkable PR professionals on WWPR’s 2014 Board,” said Lauren Dyer, 2014 President. “WWPR plays a pivotal role in creating a real community of learning and networking with our signature events and professional development. I’m pleased to continue and grow that tradition with the support of the board and the Advisory Council.”

The ceremonial board induction meeting featured a keynote from Martha Boudreau, DC insider, PR maven and distinguished member of WWPR’s Advisory Council.  Boudreau shared experiences of lessons learned over the years in her role in the communications industry and at FleishmanHillard. Boudreau joined FleishmanHillard’s DC office in 1986-one year after the firm began operations here. By 2008, she grew the office’s revenue more than 60%, serving as its general manager for nearly a decade and playing an instrumental role in building the agency into a major player in the Washington market. In 2008, Boudreau was promoted to FleishmanHillard Regional President for Mid-Atlantic & Latin America and served in that role for five years.


Throughout the year, WWPR will host other high caliber speakers at events focused on topics such as measurement, social media, and mentoring.  To learn more about WWPR’s upcoming events, visit


Today WWPR also announced it will continue to serve pro bono client, Financial Literacy Organization for Women and Girls (FLOW), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to empowering women and girls with the knowledge and skills necessary  to make good economic decisions in an increasingly complex U.S. and global  financial system.



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, “Like” us on, and follow us on Twitter @WWPR.