Washington, DC – May 5, 2014 This week Women in Government Relations will award its “Distinguished Member” award to Professional Women in Advocacy Conference co-founder LeeAnn Petersen. The award is given to someone who exemplifies leadership and professionalism in the field of government relations, and has shown a commitment to WGR and to the advancement and empowerment of women. Petersen said “I am very proud of this honor because it is bestowed by my peers. I have served for over a decade in the leadership of WGR and have loved every minute of it, so the award is really the cherry on top. “
The award will be presented during WGR’s annual Spring Reception on May 8, 2014 from 5:30-8:30pm at the Columbus Club in Union Station. Awards will also be given to Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA). The following Congressional Staffers will also be honored: Mary Frances Repko, Office of Representative Steny Hoyer and Maryam Brown, Office of Representative John Boehner.
Registration is $70 for WGR members and $110 for non-members. For more information please visit www.wgr.org
Contact: LeeAnn Petersen at Leeann@womeninadvocacy.com – 202-744-6077
Jane Caldeira at firstname.lastname@example.org – 203-451-2991