Washington Women in Public Relations Announces Emerging Leaders Awards Finalists

Washington Woman in Public Relations (WWPR) recently announced the six finalists who had been nominated as part of the Emerging Leaders Award, SilverStrategy is honored to be counted as one of the six and thrilled to be among such talent. 

Below includes the WWPR announcement and list/info of the extraordinarily talented group of women the District has to offer.

PRESS RELEASE: Washington Women in Public Relations Announces Emerging Leaders Awards Finalists

BY WWPR_USER | JULY 12TH, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) today announced six finalists for its second annual Emerging Leaders Awards (ELA). The Awards honors rising stars, ages 21-35, in the public relations and communications industry.

A distinguished panel of judges made the selection based on the nominees’ demonstration of excellence and accomplishments in the communications field as well as leadership qualities and high ethical standards.

The 2011 WWPR Emerging Leaders Awards finalists are:

Veronica Brown, Vice President, Gibraltar Associates
Jennifer Mastin Giglio, Vice President, External Relations, Ogilvy Washington
Katie Lilley, Partner, Hillenby
Amanda Miller Littlejohn, CEO, MopWater PR
Judy Lubin, President, Public Square Communications
Tara Silver, Managing Director, SilverStrategy

“WWPR believes it is critical to honor talented professionals who are leaving a significant mark on the public relations industry so early in their careers,” said Kendra Kojcsich, WWPR President. “We are thrilled to see the way this event has grown in only its second year. Once again, the caliber of honorees is simply outstanding.”

Created in celebration of WWPR’s 30th anniversary, the Emerging Leaders Awards debuted in 2010 to great success, honoring Carrie Fox, C. Fox Communications; Lauren Musiol, GYMR; and the U.S. Army’s Stefanie Pidgeon.

The three 2011 ELA winners will be announced at a cocktail reception on Tuesday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m. at The Darlington House, located at 1610 20th Street NW, Washington, D.C. Event tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Twitter event hashtag: #ELA2011.

Debra Silimeo, Senior Vice President at Hager Sharp Inc. and 2010 Washington PR Woman of the Year will emcee. ABC7/WJLA-TV reporter Jennifer Donelan will be a featured speaker.

About Washington Women in Public Relations
Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) is the first and only D.C. based professional organization advancing women in the communications industry. WWPR is committed to delivering outstanding professional development, networking, marketplace positioning, and leadership opportunities to area communicators. Visit us at wwpr.org, find us on Facebook.com/WashingtonWomeninPR and follow us on Twitter @WWPR.

About the Finalists

http://wwpr.org/news/press-release-washington-women-in-public-relations-announces-emerging-leaders-awards-finalists/

Veronica Brown, Vice President, Gibraltar Associates
Jennifer Mastin Giglio, Vice President, External Relations, Ogilvy WashingtonKatie Lilley, Partner, Hillenby
Amanda Miller Littlejohn, CEO, MopWater PR
Judy Lubin, President, Public Square Communications 
Tara Chantal Silver, Managing Director, SilverStrategy

Veronica Brown, Vice President, Gibraltar Associates
@veebrown
Brown has a wide range of public affairs experience in her time at both small and large public relations firms; she currently serves as the vice president of Gibraltar Associates.  Brown has an established track record of providing key strategic direction and leadership for her clients.  She focuses on developing client strategic communications plans by embracing the challenge of forming new partnerships with mutually- beneficial organizations, thinking outside the normal parameters of pitching for a client, approaching new media outlets and utilizing social media in a way that can best organize coalitions behind her public affairs causes. Previously, Brown was the public affairs manager at Burson-Marsteller and a vice president at TheWadeGroup, Inc.
http://www.linkedin.com/in/veronicabrown

Jennifer Mastin Giglio, Vice President, External Relations, Ogilvy Washington
Giglio is a Vice President for the Specialized Communications group at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide. In her career, she has gained significant experience in strategic communications, crisis management and grassroots mobilization. Giglio provides strategic council and media relations expertise on a variety of accounts at Ogilvy PR, as well she is often called upon to provide political guidance and insight. Most recently, Giglio served as Deputy Press Secretary and Director of Operations for the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee, where she was a spokesperson for the campaign and oversaw day to day logistical operations. Previously, she handled media relations and strategic relationship building for several national and international non-profits as well as the Republican National Committee.

Katie Lilley, Partner, Hillenby
@kdlilley
Lilley is a founding partner of Hillenby, and she has a wide range of experience in public affairs, corporate communications, government relations, grassroots, and issue advocacy. Prior to forming Hillenby, Lilley was a vice president in the strategic communications group at McGuireWoods Consulting. There, she coordinated campaigns for businesses, institutions of higher education, and advocacy organizations. In 2008 she won of the honor of her work making The Washington Post’s list of “Best House Campaigns”. Earlier in her career, Lilley’s work won her industry awards including PR Week Corporate Image Campaign of the Year and the Holmes Report Gold SABRE Aware for Corporate Image Campaign of the Year.
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/katie-lilley/7/b52/7b1

Amanda Miller Littlejohn, CEO, MopWater PR
@amandamogul
Littlejohn is a creative communicator who possesses a blend of experience in journalism, public relations, marketing and social media. Littlejohn has planned and executed media outreach, communication campaigns, and social media strategies for local and national non-profits, small businesses and District of Columbia agencies. Littlejohn is a former journalist and a writer. She reports on industry news and trends and is currently writing a collection of five novellas-two of which won prizes in the 2006 and 2007 Larry Neal Creative Writing Awards sponsored by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
http://www.linkedin.com/in/amillerlittlejohn

Judy Lubin, President, Public Square Communications 
@JudyLubin
Lubin is president of Public Square Communications advising government agencies, foundations, national nonprofits, and public policy organizations. She has managed strategy and messaging for several local and national public health campaigns and has built an impressive track record for raising money, awareness, and support for women’s health and social issues. Her fundraising and partnership development efforts have garnered more than $5 million for nonprofit, public policy, and political organizations. She formerly directed two national women’s health organizations. Currently, Lubin writes about politics, technology, and the dynamics of race, class, and gender in the media. She is working on her PHD in sociology researching the intersection of media and technology, politics, and public opinion.
http://www.linkedin.com/in/judylubin

Tara Chantal Silver, Managing Director, SilverStrategy
@SilverStrategy
Silver is the founder and managing director of SilverStrategy. With over 10 years of public relations and public affairs expertise Silver delivers strategic communications, media consulting, event planning, fundraising, image branding, partnership building, creative marketing campaigns, and business development. She works to find innovative approaches to elevate clients in the media and marketplace and successfully represents a diverse group of local businesses, hospitality groups, nonprofits, government agencies, public figures, and the arts. Previously, Silver was vice president of Westin Rinehart and has worked on a number of local, national, and international political campaigns. Silver has worked and consulted for numerous non-profit organizations in the Washington, D.C. area.
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tara-silver/11/b00/798

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About SilverStrategy

SilverStrategy is a Washington, D.C. based public relations and public affairs firm. We assist clients with forward-thinking campaigns and use strategic planning in order to gain exposure and achieve our clients’ goals. We provide: - Media Consulting and Training - Strategic Communications - Business Development - Event Planning - Fundraising - Image Branding and - Marketing campaigns for clients across all industries. Utilizing our unique edge, we converge our many resources within the press, business and non-profit industries to build our clients’ publicity. Bottom line: we create new opportunities for growth and partnerships.
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