Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) inducted its 2018 Board of Directors and the board consists of:

  • President: Danielle Veira, American Diabetes Association
  • Vice President: Amanda Ott, American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Past President: Kelly Mack, Administration for Community Living at U.S. Health & Human Services
  • Treasurer: Avelyn Austin, RepEquity
  • Secretary: Carly Whiteside, Powell Tate
  • Strategic Planning Chair: Brittany Floyd, Social Driver
  • Content Marketing Chair: Jennifer Dunn, Business Wire
  • Digital Marketing Co-Chair: Kasey Lum Condra, Hager Sharp
  • Digital Marketing Co-Chair: Christina Francisco, American Diabetes Association
  • Emerging Leaders Awards Co-Chair: Sabrena Pringle, Head Start Information and Communications Center
  • Emerging Leaders Awards Co-Chair: Sara Tuman, Social Driver
  • Membership Co-Chair: Jennifer Sherman, The Influencer Collective
  • Membership Co-Chair: Alex Thompson, PenFed Credit Union
  • Pro Bono Co-Chair: Carrie Johnson, Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • Pro Bono Co-Chair: Bonnie Piper
  • Professional Development Co-Chair: Sarah Beth Cloar
  • Professional Development Co-Chair: Liza Crenshaw, Weber Shandwick
  • Sponsorship: Rachel Racoosin, Axios
  • Woman of the Year Co-Chair: Taylor Leaming, CURA Strategies
  • Woman of the Year Co-Chair: Charlotte Stewart

“As WWPR approaches nearly four decades as DC’s hub for female communicators looking to be inspired and to cultivate their skills, we are both immensely proud of how far we’ve come and excited for the future,” said Danielle Veira, 2018 WWPR President. “I’m honored and privileged to lead a board of directors compiled of some of the most talented women in this profession as we continue our mission to provide inspirational professional development opportunities, meaningful networking, valuable knowledge-sharing, and signature events honoring accomplished women in communications.”

The board induction meeting featured a keynote from Lisa Osborne Ross, president of Edelman’s office in Washington, D.C., and 2003 PR Woman of the Year. Ross, a D.C. native and industry veteran who has championed inclusivity and diversity throughout her career, spoke about the importance of authenticity, mentorship and perseverance for professionals at every level.

To learn more about WWPR and upcoming events, visit http://wwpr.org/events/.

The Board members pictured are as follows:
Front row (left to right): Danielle Veira, Kelly Mack, Rachel Racoosin, Kasey Lum Condra
Middle row (l-r): Amanda Ott, Alex Thompson, Carrie Johnson, Brittany Floyd
Back row (l-r): Avelyn Austin, Carly Whiteside, Liza Crenshaw, Taylor Leaming, Jenn Sherman, Christina Francisco
Not Pictured: Sarah Beth Cloar, Jenn Dunn, Bonnie Piper, Sabrena Pringle, Charlotte Stewart, Sara Tuman

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