WWPR Announces Inaugural Advisory Council
WASHINGTON, March 7, 2013
Industry Titans to Shape Five Year Strategic Vision of Leading PR Society for
WASHINGTON, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Washington Women in
Public Relations (WWPR), a leading resource for communications professionals
in the nation's capital, today announces the creation of an Advisory Council
to provide WWPR leadership with strategic advice on the direction of the
"WWPR is on a strong path forward and with the support of the council will
focus on creating a peer-to-peer community for DC women in the PR industry,"
comments WWPR co-president Kendra Kojcsich.
The council is comprised of leading industry veterans, including:
President Mid-Atlantic & Latin America at Fleishman-Hillard International
Martha Boudreau joined Fleishman-Hillard Washington, D.C., in 1986 and has
been instrumental in building Fleishman-Hillard into a major player in the
Washington market. For almost a decade she served as the office's general
manager, overseeing revenue growth of nearly 60 percent. Currently as Regional
President for Mid-Atlantic & Latin America, Boudreau takes on additional
responsibility for Fleishman-Hillard offices in Washington, Atlanta, North
Carolina, Miami and Latin America. She earned her bachelor's degree in
political science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Senior Counselor, Edelman
Frank Kauffman is a senior counselor at Edelman following more than six years
as an executive vice president and general manager in the agency's Washington
office. He is a former journalist who has spent more than 24 years working for
major PR agencies in the nation's capital, specializing in media relations,
training and crisis communications. Kauffman manages communications for the
United States Maritime Alliance in its contract negotiations with the
International Longshoremen's Association, handled the release of the Iraq
Study Group report and represented Norfolk Southern Corp. in its successful
campaign to acquire the Conrail freight railroad. Before joining Edelman, he
co-managed the public affairs practice at Fleishman-Hillard and worked at Hill
and Knowlton. He is a graduate of Miami University (Ohio), earned a master's
degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and a juris doctor from
the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.
Catherine "Kiki" McLean
Senior Partner, Global Head of Public Affairs and Managing Director at Porter
Novelli Public Services
Kiki McLean oversees Porter Novelli's public affairs teams across a global
network and manages the business and strategy of the Washington, D.C. office.
She brings more than 20 years' experience to Porter Novelli, having served as
the communications director for the Democratic National Committee after
serving as a member of the historic 1992 campaign with President Bill Clinton.
McLean has also acted as a senior adviser to the Hillary Clinton for President
campaign, an on-air surrogate for the Obama for America campaign, press
secretary for Vice President Al Gore's presidential campaign, and spokesperson
for Joe Lieberman as the Democratic vice presidential nominee. She earned her
bachelor's degree in communications from Austin College in Sherman, Texas.
Manager-Special Projects, ABC7-TV and wjla.com
Polly Sherard manages partnerships and promotional campaigns for Channel 7 and
its online property, wjla.com. Since 1994, she has managed partnerships with
the station, including "Heart of a Woman" for the Inova Health System, and
"15+: Make Time to Listen, Take Time to Talk," for the Substance Abuse and
Mental Health Services Administration. The SAMHSA campaign resulted in one
national Emmy and two national Telly Awards. She earned her bachelor's in
speech & English literature from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland,
"We are honored to be able to work with exemplary leaders, like Martha, Kiki,
Polly and Frank, who are interested in continuing to advance the field of
public relations by serving on WWPR's Advisory Council," says WWPR
co-president Tina McCormack Beaty.
ABOUT WASHINGTON WOMEN IN PUBLIC RELATIONS
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 atwwpr.org, "Like" us onFacebook.com/WashingtonWomeninPR, and
follow us on Twitter@WWPR.
SOURCE Washington Women in Public Relations
Contact: Tina McCormack Beaty, +1-908-420-9787, firstname.lastname@example.org
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