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Washington Women in Public Relations Selects 2009 Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 -- Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) announces its 2009 Board of Directors:

President, Lauren Lawson, Goodwill Industries International

Vice President, Debbie Friez, BurrellesLuce

Treasurer, Erin Wendel, American Pharmacists Association

Secretary, Chelsea Carter, PRNewswire

Marketing and Communications Co-Chair, Frances Reimers, ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership

Marketing and Communications Co-Chair, Meghan Sager, Susan Davis International

Woman of the Year Co-Chair, Mary Fletcher Jones, Fletcher Prince

Woman of the Year Co-Chair, Marissa Friedman, PSA Dewberry

Professional Development Co-Chair, Kendra Kojcsich, Porter Novelli

Professional Development Co-Chair, Rachel Maleh, VSA arts

Membership Chair, Jennifer Brand, Brand Solutions Group

Web Site Support Chair, Becky Booker, Grameen Foundation

Pro-Bono Co-Chair, Nicole Arens, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide

Pro-Bono Co-Chair, Rachel Henderson, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide

The board of directors was confirmed at WWPR's annual meeting January 13, 2009 at the Arts Club. This is Lauren Lawson's first term as president after many years of WWPR involvement.

"I'm honored to be selected as president. I have the privilege of carrying on WWPR traditions and of working with outstanding professionals who care about our membership. My fellow board members are a diverse group of women who will take WWPR to its next level of growth," says Lawson.

During the meeting out-going President Lisa McCluskey was honored for her many years of service to the board. WWPR also announced its new pro-bono client, The Children's Law Center.

Washington Women in Public Relations is a professional organization for women in the public relations field. For over 25 years, WWPR has provided its members with networking and professional development opportunities.