Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) named Olivia Doherty, Laura Hornbuckle and Jennifer Myers winners of the 2012 Emerging Leaders Awards (ELA). According to their submissions:
- Doherty, The Hatcher Group, director of communications, provides comprehensive strategic communications expertise to nonprofit clients working to advance social change. She previously worked with the Pew Center on the States, where she oversaw the planning and execution of major report releases that earned media coverage in hundreds of media outlets, including top-tier outlets such as The New York Times, NPR, Reuters and The Associated Press. Doherty also serves as an executive board member of FAIR Girls, providing strategic communications guidance for the international nonprofit that helps girls avoid and escape trafficking.
- Hornbuckle, Edelman Public Relations, account supervisor, manages influencer and industry outreach efforts, executes speaking engagements and implements media outreach plans in key markets for clients such as American Petroleum Institute (API), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Royal Dutch Shell. In addition to her client work, she serves on the Washington office’s Editorial Services Team and is the philanthropy chair of the Living in Color initiative, organizing the office’s community outreach activities. In June 2012, Hornbuckle was honored with the Chairman’s Quality Award for an Initiative by Edelman Public Relations.
-Myers, StrategyOne, research director, provides strategic analysis and communications guidance and manages the firm’s overall research design and execution of primary research programs. She manages both quantitative and qualitative research programs for clients such as Walmart, Boeing, GE, Anheuser-Busch, Shell and Chase. She is also recognized as an agency expert in public affairs, messaging and crisis management.
The event, third annual ELA honored rising stars, ages 23-30, in the public relations and communications field for their professional accomplishments. Angie Goff, weekend morning anchor on WRC-TV, served as MC for this year's event.
In photo: Doherty, WWPR President Tina McCormack-Beaty, Goff, Hornbuckle and Myers.