Premier PR Professional Society Announces 2014 Board of Directors
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|
|Past President||Tina||Beaty||Porter Novelli|
|Past President||Kendra||Kojcsich||Porter Novelli|
|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||Kimberly||Brown||American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists|
|Marcom Co-Chair||Danielle||Veira||Nahigian Strategies|
“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 http://wwpr.org/events/.
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.
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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.