2018 Hall of Fame Luncheon Honoring Bonnie Grant
Thursday, May 17, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Liberty View at Independence Visitor Center
One North Independence Mall West
6th & Market Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Bonnie Grant, Executive Director of PHL Life Sciences, is being inducted into the PPRA Hall of Fame.
The PPRA Hall of Fame recognizes public relations professionals whose accomplishments have brought honor and recognition to the profession. The award is the Philadelphia region’s most prestigious recognition of a public relations professional for his or her superior contributions to the public relations industry, the community, and the Philadelphia Public Relations Association.
As Executive Director of PHL Life Sciences, a division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, Grant is responsible for marketing greater Philadelphia, ranked the second-largest life sciences sector in the country, as “America’s Life Sciences Meetings Destination.” In her role, she manages more than 60 regional life sciences leaders from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, leveraging common resources to enhance awareness of the region as a vibrant destination for life sciences meetings and conventions.
Grant’s previous work includes serving as deputy city representative for the City of Philadelphia under Mayors Rendell and Street. She has also served as director of communications and spokesperson for the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition, Philadelphia Eagles and Chestnut Hill College.
Grant’s PPRA roots run deep. She is a previous member of the PPRA Board of Governors, serving as president for the 2013-14 program year.
A community leader who supports numerous worthy causes, Grant is also a breast cancer survivor, and has held positions with the Breast and Prostate Health Foundation, the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, is past board member of The Wellness Community of Philadelphia and serves on the Hospitality & Corporate Council for Broad Street Ministry.
A writer and actor in local and regional theater, she has also served on the boards of Plays and Players Theater and Random Acts of Theater. Bonnie also wrote and produced the Random Acts of Theater’s 2005 Fringe Festival show “Still Blond, Still Here and Still a Wild Ride” as well as “Women Who Have Walked through the Fire,” a show about living with breast cancer.
$69 for PPRA Members
$79 for Non-Members
$690 for a Table of 10