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Lara Cohn, Senior Vice President of Steele Rose Communications, Named One of Westchester County’s Rising Stars

Lara Cohn, Senior Vice President of award-winning public relations agency Steele Rose Communications, has been honored as one of Westchester County, New York's "Forty Under Forty - Rising Stars” by the Business Council of Westchester.

White Plains, NY, August 25, 2005 --( Karen Barnett, President, Steele Rose Communications (, an internationally recognized, award-winning public relations agency, is proud to announce that Senior Vice President, Lara Cohn, has been honored as one of Westchester County, New York's "Forty Under Forty - Rising Stars” by the Business Council of Westchester. The prestigious award recognizes the influence, innovative vision and accomplishments of young, talented business people under the age of forty. 

“Lara Cohn is an extraordinary talent, a true professional and not only one of Westchester’s Rising Stars, but one of the country’s best and brightest public relations practitioners,” stated Ms. Barnett.

The Business Council of Westchester’s program to honor business leaders throughout Westchester County, NY is modeled after the national business recognition program “Forty Under Forty” Rising Stars, and pays tribute to forty outstanding individuals in Westchester who exemplify leadership and excel at their chosen profession at a young age.

Candidates are evaluated on Professional and/ or Entrepreneurial Accomplishments, Demonstrated leadership qualities, and Professional and/ or Business Affiliations.

“It’s no surprise that Lara was chosen as a winner of this award. Since joining the agency as Vice President, upon it’s inception in 2001, Lara has been responsible for brand building programs among the consumer and trade marketplaces, strategic marketing counsel, media relations, product launches, event marketing, promotions, sponsorship and influencer outreach campaigns for the agency’s largest clients,” said Barnett.

Fellow ‘Rising Stars’ are affiliated with many renowned companies and organizations throughout Westchester County, including: Citibank, MasterCard, Merrill Lynch and Western Union among many fine others. 

“It’s a privilege to be recognized for my accomplishments,” said Cohn. “I am flattered to be part of such a successful group of individuals who have achieved as much as my fellow honorees. “ 

Prior to Steele Rose Communications, Lara held several senior level positions at international public relations firms including, The MWW Group, The Lippin Group and DeVries Public Relations. In addition, she was Regional Publicity Manager for Macy*s East and the co-host of A.M./PR, the first and only weekly radio show of its kind designed for PR and Marketing Professionals and their CEO’s. 

In addition to her work at Steele Rose Communications, Lara prides herself on being a teaching executive, investing her time and resources to be involved in the community and the public relations industry through various local and national charities. Lara heads the Steele Rose Communications’ Internship program, which is committed to mentoring aspiring public relations majors at local colleges such as PACE University, as well as students from her Alma Mater, Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. 

About Steele Rose Communications
Steele Rose Communications is an independent, full service marketing communications and public relations firm with core expertise focusing on the health and personal care, consumer products, beauty and fashion and food and beverage industries. Steele Rose utilizes creative strategic thinking and precision tactical implementation to provide clients with comprehensive and quantifiable results. The agency offers branding, new product launches, strategic marketing counsel, event marketing and media training services. Steele Rose Communications is also renowned in the specialized field of corporate reputation and brand protection. Prestigious awards won by Steele Rose Communications include the Silver Anvil Award, the International Mercury Awards Competition, the Sabre Award, one of Holmes Group’s 100 Best Public Relations Programs and the Communicator Awards Print Media Competition. For more information on Steele Rose Communications, visit

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