Rockville, MD, November 06, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Donna Vincent Roa, Managing Partner & Chief Strategist at Vincent Roa Group, a Maryland-based business and science communication firm, has been shortlisted for the 2011 Washington PR Woman of the Year Award by the Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR).
Dr. Roa is among the three finalists for the award, which is presented to a public relations practitioner in the Washington Metropolitan area for her leadership, integrity and community involvement. The winner will be announced at a ceremony on Nov. 15, 2011 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Capital Hilton hotel in Washington, D.C.
“It’s a great honor to be on the finalist slate for this prestigious and high profile award. WWPR knows how to mark the achievements of professional women and I am pleased that I am being considered for 2011 Woman of the Year Award,” she says.
An IABC-accredited business communicator (ABC) and a recent winner of the Association for Women in Communication Matrix Award for her achievements in global communication, Dr. Roa is a rainmaker, master strategist, and water sector communication expert who builds best-in-class portfolios and re-engineers the way organizations communicate.
She also served as an Environment Commissioner for the City of Rockville, and was most recently the Public Affairs Director and Director of Science Communications at the US Environmental Protection Agency.
WWPR is the first and only D.C.-based professional organization advancing women in the communications industry. WWPR, which is comprised of more than 150 public relations professionals, is committed to providing its members with monthly professional development programs offering best practices, insight and knowledge from the industry's leading speakers; networking opportunities, positioning in the marketplace and leadership in the community.
Vincent Roa Group is a WBENC-certified strategic business and science communication firm that helps organizations achieve excellence in high-stakes communication, position brand communication as a key enterprise asset, and maximize communication resources. We are experts in strategic communication, brand strategy, brand development, storybranding, communication research, and technical editing/writing. We specialize in communication to improve the earth and its people™— science, environment, sustainability, water, energy, public health, technology and LEED® communication.