In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, we want to recognize and celebrate Stratacomm’s women leaders for their achievements in their professional communities. We are pleased to announce our very own Karah Davenport was honored for her longtime commitment to Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Detroit with the Nancy Skidmore Award for Distinguished Chapter Service. We are also pleased to highlight several colleagues who were recently appointed to leadership positions.
Karah Davenport honored with Nancy Skidmore Award
Karah Davenport, vice president (11 years at Stratacomm), was honored with the Nancy Skidmore Award for Distinguished Chapter Service. The award was presented to Karah by Nancy Skidmore, the award’s namesake, at PRSA Detroit’s Annual Meeting at Little Caesar’s Arena in November. Karah has served on PRSA Detroit’s board of directors for over 11 years.
“Karah Davenport stood out to me, and to the executive board, as someone who has gone above and beyond for over 10 years managing our website. I know she has a full-time job, and priorities that come way above PRSA, but she always comes through in a timely fashion. She’s fantastic,” said Nancy Skidmore, PRSA Detroit’s executive secretary.
The Nancy Skidmore Award for Distinguished Chapter Service is awarded to individuals who show long-time dedication and responsibility to PRSA Detroit. Karah is the first professional to be honored by this award, as it was introduced in 2016 to its namesake, Nancy Skidmore.
Watch the full video highlighting Karah’s contributions to PRSA Detroit.
Nicole Pelto, account supervisor (seven years at Stratacomm), was recently nominated to PRSA Detroit’s board of directors after serving as the chapter’s website committee chair for over seven years.
Brooke Ziomek nominated to the IABC Detroit Board of Directors
Brooke Ziomek, account supervisor (five years at Stratacomm), was recently nominated to International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Detroit’s board of directors. Brooke co-chairs IABC Detroit’s programming committee.
Kristin Calandro Tyll, senior vice president and partner (15 years at Stratacomm), was appointed to the Detroit Economic Club’s (DEC) Young Leaders Board in November 2017 and joined the board’s membership committee. An active member of the DEC for several years, Kristin is also a member of the reception committee and continues to serve in this role.
Kristin Gregory, account supervisor (six months at Stratacomm), was recently appointed to the PRSA National Capital Chapter’s Board of Directors. She also serves on the Thoth gala committee, which spearheads planning and logistics for the chapter’s annual event recognizing the most outstanding public relations programs in our nation’s capital.
Jennifer Heilman, vice president (three years at Stratacomm), was recently appointed as WTS-DC’s communications committee chair after serving a two-year term as secretary on the chapter’s executive board. She previously served on the chapter’s hospitality committee.
Jacqueline Wilson, vice president (three years at Stratacomm), was recently appointed to Washington Women in PR’s (WWPR) digital marketing committee. This year, Jacqueline will work on the social media and web presence for WWPR.
Sharon Hegarty, senior vice president and partner (14 years at Stratacomm), serves on the MichAuto awareness committee and served as a chair for the content section of the 2017 annual meeting. Sharon has served MichAuto, an initiative of the Detroit Regional Chamber, for over two years.
Karyn Le Blanc, senior vice president (three years at Stratacomm), serves on Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) DC’s EDU committee since 2015. In this position, Karyn helps provide mentorship opportunities to younger members and connect members of all stages in their career.
At Stratacomm, we believe success starts from within. We encourage every member of #TeamStratacomm to get involved in their professional communities and we’re proud of all the contributions our colleagues make to their respective professional networks.