Susan Goldberg - CopyTwo leading women in communications will kick off the annual Public Relations Society of America’s “Best in Maryland” awards ceremony on December 8 at the Belvedere Hotel in Baltimore.

Susan Goldberg, National Geographic Magazine’s first female editor-in-chief (pictured), will serve as keynote speaker. Joining her as emcee will be Barbara Clapp, founder of Clapp Communications and one of Maryland’s top CEOs.

“We are thrilled and honored that Ms. Goldberg is supporting our chapter by serving as this year’s keynote speaker,” said Dan Dunne, president of PRSA’s Maryland chapter. “She is a remarkable person with a distinguished career in journalism.”

In her speech, Goldberg will discuss how National Geographic magazine navigates the dynamic field of digital media. Dunne said, “Her insights will provide Baltimore’s communication professionals with new opportunities to remain on top of their game.”

Hundreds of professional communicators will gather at the event to recognize award-winning communications and celebrate the chapter’s 55th anniversary. Awards presented during Best in Maryland will recognize model practitioners of public relations, communications and marketing in the state of Maryland.

“This year’s gala will be one of the chapter’s premier events,” said Dunne. “With Ms. Clapp as the emcee, an elegant venue, fabulous speakers and numerous award recipients, there is no better way to celebrate another successful year in Maryland public relations and communications.”

For more information on nominations and event registration, visit the chapter’s website.

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