Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) announced the winners of the 12th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards (ELAs) on June 22. According to WWPR, the ELAs honor outstanding young women in the Washington, D.C., metro area who have excelled in public relations and related fields.

This year’s finalists represent three rising stars in each of the following categories: Global & Large Agency, Mid-Sized Agency, Small & Boutique Agency, and Government & Nonprofit Organization, and the winners are:

  • Honoree: Global & Large Agency: Ashley Lewis
  • Honoree: Mid-Sized Agency: Casey Dell’Isola
  • Honoree: Small & Boutique Agency: Cailin Jason
  • Honoree: Government & Non-Profit Organization: Charmaine Riley

The 2022 ELA finalists were:

Global & Large Agency

  • Alex Abrahamson, Vice President, Edelman
  • Ashley Lewis, Senior Vice President, Edelman
  • Amanda Limoges Loughran, Vice President, GCI Health

Mid-Sized Agency

  • Casey Dell’Isola, Account Director, REQ
  • Kara Frank, Vice President, Stratacomm
  • Kamilah Guiden, Account Supervisor, Digital, JPA Health

Small & Boutique

  • Nimra Haroon, Senior Strategist, Mission Partners
  • Cailin Jason, Senior Account Supervisor, Hager Sharp
  • Kathleen Petty, Managing Supervisor, The Reis Group

Government & Non-Profit Organization 

  • Lauren Poteat, Director of Communications, DC Councilmember Brooke Pinto-Ward 2
  • Charmaine Riley, Communications Director, A/B Partners
  • Melinda Tolliver, Director, Digital Strategy, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

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