Elissa Dodge, Executive Vice President at D.C.-based Qorvis Communications, was honored as one of the Top Women in PR at the annual awards luncheon hosted by PR News in NYC.  The Top Women in PR Awards, states a release, celebrate highly influential women who are making an impact in the communications field, while also inspiring the next generation of communications professionals.  Dodge, shown above, was recognized for contributions to innovation in  communications, including her award-winning campaigns for global consumer goods manufacturer RB (maker of popular brands including Lysol, Mucinex and Enfamil) and a multi-year public affairs campaign that has led to historic research funding increases for the Alzheimer’s Association, among other achievements.

JK Moving Services named Beth McNamara to be director of marketing. Most recently, McNamara spent nearly six years at AARP, serving as the marketing lead for programs focusing on association social impact issue areas. While at AARP, she led an integrated marketing team that launched the promotion of a new digital platform which won 25 marketing industry awards.  Prior to that, McNamara spent almost five years as the director of marketing and strategic development for DocTalker, a healthcare provider that acts like doctors without walls.  She also launched and ran a business that served the local Fairfax and Loudoun County business communities by cold calling new and relocating businesses on behalf of sponsors. Other roles included marketing director and corporate product manager for Brainbench; associate publisher at Phillips Publishing, now Access Intelligence; and paid blogger for HealthCentral.  JK Moving Services is a global moving, storage, relocation and logistics enterprise based in Sterling, Va.

Virtru, a D.C.-based firm engaged in enterprise data protection and data privacy solutions, named Neville Letzerich its chief marketing officer. According to a release, over the past two decades, Letzerich has held “a wide variety of market-facing and product development roles in companies of all sizes, from startups to multibillion dollar organizations. He is well-versed in data-centric, zero-trust security concepts and creating compelling narratives to communicate key benefits to global audiences. Letzerich most recently served as the CMO at Duo Security through their acquisition by Cisco.” Previously,  he was CMO of cybersecurity provider Forcepoint LLC (formerly Websense).

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