Maura Corbett, founder and CEO of D.C.-based Glen Echo Group, second from right in photo, was named Washington Women in Public Relations’ PR Woman of the Year for 2019.  The announcement was made  at WWPR’s 30th annual Washington PR Woman of the Year Award Luncheon on Nov. 15.

The prestigious award—which evaluates nominees on their success in the communications field, contributions to the community and industry leadership qualities—recognized Corbett for her ability to take complex issues and break them down into simple, creative messages that make people care. As CEO and Founder of the Glen Echo Group, Corbett leads the team’s work in telling the stories of the companies, people and organizations facing the shift to the digital, Internet-enabled world.

“This is an award for all women communicators in Washington,” said Corbett, “and especially my fellow nominees Susan Waldman (second from left in photo) and KayAnn Schoeneman (left in photo). For 30 years, WWPR has celebrated and connected women leaders through this program, which has, in turn, created a mighty community of women leaders who regularly support and champion each other. It is humbling, and a genuine honor to be a part of this sisterhood.”

The PR Woman of the Year Award is sponsored by WWPR, a member-based professional society for female communicators in the DC market. The organization provides leadership opportunities, professional development, mentorship and industry networking. The other finalists honored were KayAnn Schoeneman, Ketchum, and Susan Waldman, Meals on Wheels.

Pictured right in photo is Martha Boudreau, chief communications and marketing officer at AARP, keynote speaker at the event. Boudreau is a previous recipient of the Woman of the Year award.

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