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Philadelphia Public Relations Association Kicks-Off 75th Anniversary, Annual Meeting

Friday, May 31, 2019 2:32 PM | Denise Downing (Administrator)

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and NBC10’s Rosemary Connors
are scheduled to salute the organization.

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- The Philadelphia Public Relations Association (PPRA) will kick-off its 75th anniversary year as the premier organization for communications professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area at its Annual Meeting Celebration on Thursday, June 13, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at MakeOffices, 1635 Market Street, Suite #1600. The event will highlight milestones in the organization’s history and look ahead to an even more promising future.

Rosemary Connors, Emmy award-winning anchor and reporter for NBC10 Philadelphia, will serve as keynote speaker for the event. Connors will discuss the relationship between journalists and PR professionals and how the two can better work together to empower communities. Connors is the third generation of women in her family to report the news in Philadelphia and will share some of the stories that have shaped her career. Special guest Mayor Jim Kenney, 99th mayor of Philadelphia, will welcome guests and discuss how public relations practitioners help city communications.

The Annual Meeting will also feature a salute to outgoing President Nina Scimenes, the induction of the 2019-2020 Board of Governors, and the winners of the 2019 Fast Track and Dr. Jean Brodey Achievement awards. Deirdre Hopkins, director of public relations at VISIT PHILADELPHIA®, will be installed as president.

“For the last 75 years, PPRA has been the premier organization for PR professionals across the Delaware Valley, and what better way to honor such an accomplishment than with a party fit for 75,” said PPRA President-elect Deirdre Hopkins. “We’re excited to celebrate our history, introduce a new administration, and welcome Keynote Speaker Rosemary Connors.”

In addition to the Annual Meeting, the 2019-20 PPRA program year will include special events and programs to commemorate 75 years as the premier organization for communications professionals in the Delaware Valley.

Tickets are available online at ppra.net and are $55 for PPRA Members; $70 for Non-Members; $45 for Students. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Sponsorship levels range from $500-$2,500 and customized packages are available by contacting info@ppra.net.

With nearly 300 members, PPRA is the premier organization for communications professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area. Since 1945, PPRA has engaged with the region’s decision makers, advocated on issues impacting the profession, and celebrated the influencers and ideas that make our region great.

About the Philadelphia Public Relations Association (PPRA)

Founded in 1945, PPRA is the premier association for public relations professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area. With nearly 300 members representing a diverse cross section of businesses and non-profit organizations—including arts and culture, film and television, education, government, healthcare, law, sports, science and technology, philanthropy, tourism and hospitality, and much more—PPRA is one of the region’s pre-eminent professional development organizations. To learn more about PPRA, visit ppra.net.


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