WWPR Announces 2022-2023 Advisory Board

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR), a leading resource for female communications professionals in the nation’s capital, today announced its 2022-2023 advisory board, tasked with providing WWPR leadership strategic advice on the direction of the organization.

“We are thrilled to welcome our 2022-2023 Advisory Board members, a new group of incredible industry veterans with a wealth of experience,” said Jacqueline WilsonPresident of WWPR.

The Advisory Council is made up of leaders from the communications and public relations industry, some bringing long experience serving WWPR in other capacities alongside new faces to bring a fresh perspective to the organization. We are honored to announce Susan Matthews Apgood, Sukhi Sahni, Hillary Turner and Danielle Veira as members of the WWPR Council 2022-2023.

Susan Matthews Apgood
Executive Vice President, Client Relations and Founder at News Generation

Susan Matthews Apgood is the founder of News Generation, a leading media relations company which she launched in 1997. She sold her company to 4media Group in April 2020, where she is now Executive Vice President of Client Relations. Apgood is active in a number of public relations associations, including Washington Women in Public Relations, of which she served as treasurer from 2018 to 2022, and in 2014 was one of three finalists for its Woman of Public Relations award. year. She is also active in the Public Relations Society of America, National Capital Chapter, where she served as Treasurer as well as Co-Chair of the Thoth Awards and Professional Development Committees for many years. PRSA-NCC presented Apgood with its Platinum Award for its continued impact on the chapter in 2017, 2013 and 2011.

Apgood is an adjunct professor at the Kogod School of Business in American University, teaching women organizational leadership and introduction to business. She is a facilitator with Her Corner, where she coaches women in workshops and private sessions to grow their businesses. She received her MBA in Finance from American University and BA in Economics george washington university.

Sukhi Sahni
Senior Vice President, Head of Brand, DEI, Technology and Innovation Communications at Wells Fargo

Sukhi Sahni Currently serves as Senior Vice President, Head of Brand, DEI, Technology and Innovation Communications at Wells Fargo. An accomplished marketing and communications strategist, Sahni’s career spans the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. She believes powerful storytelling is at the heart of good communication and draws on her background as a broadcast journalist to extract truths, push boundaries and challenge the status quo.

Sahni brings the energy of new practitioners with the finesse and fearlessness of a veteran to her daily practice. Prior to Wells Fargo, she was Corporate Communications Manager for the US Cards Division at Capital One. Sahni was recently recognized as the Top Rising Future CCOs list. She is also a recipient of the “Global Innovator 25 Award” and one of the best women in public relations thanks to the “Top Women in PR Award”. Sahni is currently an adjunct professor teaching the MA program in Public Relations and Communications at Georgetown University. She received her bachelor’s degree in economics and psychology from delhi University and Masters in Journalism of West Virginia University.

Hillary Turner
Account Manager at FOVNDRY

Hillary Turner is a seasoned communications professional specializing in health and science and currently serves as an Account Director at FOVNDRY, where she provides high-level consulting and leads the media strategy and integrated outreach campaigns for clients. Turner previously worked at Spectrum Science and internally at medical and scientific associations overseeing communications planning, executive media training, media relations, and campaign development and management. She has managed large-scale national meeting press operations and is adept at working with scientists, medical professionals and researchers to translate scientific data for professional and general audiences.

Turner is a former president of Washington Women in Public Relations, who served for two years, and co-chair of the Woman of the Year event, 2020-2021. She received her BS in psychology from Elon University and is a member of the DC Science Writers Association and the Society for Health Communication.

Danielle Veira
Founder and CEO of Minerva’s Legacy Consulting Group, LLC

Danielle Veira is the Senior Vice President of Communications, Marketing and Membership at Advocates for Community Health (ACH) and the Founder and CEO of Minerva’s Legacy Consulting Group, LLC. At ACH, Veira leads the organization’s external communications, member engagement, storytelling and media outreach efforts. She was introduced to ACH through her work at Minerva’s Legacy Consulting Group, LLC, where she provides leadership coaching and strategic communications services to clients across the country.

Prior to joining ACH in 2021, Veira spent over a decade working in nonprofit, advocacy and philanthropic communications, both internally and at a strategic communications firm in washington d.c.. Veira is currently a member of the advisory board of Ragan Communications and sits on the board of the ZAC Foundation. She was previously the general manager of the Chicago chapter of ColorComm, Inc., and local advisory board member of iHeartMedia Markets Group Chicago Region. Veira is also a former president of WWPR and a former board member. She got her BA from Emory Universitywhere she majored in sociology and minored in political science.

As we welcome new Advisory Board members, WWPR thanks the outgoing Board members from the previous term for their time, dedication and guidance: Debra Silimeo, The Silimeo Group, Lauren Lawson ZilaiGoodwill Industries International, Pattie YuThe Yu crew and Stephanie Futhe US Department of Agriculture.

Learn more about WWPR and upcoming events at www.wwpr.org.

Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) is a professional, member-based society that cultivates and inspires female communicators to reach their full potential in the DC marketplace and beyond. The organization is committed to providing opportunities for leadership, professional development, mentorship and industry networking. Visit us at wwpr.org, connect with us on LinkedIn and Facebook, and follow us on Twitter @WWPR and on Instagram @WWPRDC.


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