(BLACK PR WIRE) Former U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand Carol Moseley Braun, who is also a former U.S. Senator from Illinois, will be among presenters when the National Black Public Relations Society (NBPRS) presents the 2011 NBPRS Conference & Career Fair, Oct. 27 – 30, at the InterContinental Milwaukee Hotel. Braun will keynote the Founders Business Luncheon and Awards on Friday, Oct. 28.
Braun, who is also founder and president of Ambassador Organics, a certified organic and biodynamic food products company, will speak with conferees about her personal experiences in leadership, public service, politics, community relations and business.
“We are so excited to have Ambassador Braun share with NBPRS her powerful life story and her extensive track record of success in public service, communications and business,” said Wynona Redmond, national president, NBPRS.
This year’s NBPRS Conference theme is “The Network @ Work: Managing Transitions, Techniques and Technology for Career and Business Success.” The four-day event will include networking, career advancement opportunities and professional development programming.
As a part of the conference program, NBPRS will honor PR excellence. Honorees include Robert Dale, founder of RJDale Advertising and PR; Tina Dugas, senior associate, Bloom, Gross & Associates Executive Search Firm; Ken Smikle, president and founder of Target Market News; Alicia Thompson, vice president, Communications & PR, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen; Julian Green, vice president, Communications and Community Affairs, Chicago Cubs; Kim L. Hunter, founder, president and CEO, LAGRANT COMMUNICATIONS; Dr. Rochelle Ford, Associate Dean, Howard University School of Communications, Aprill O. Turner, public relations consultant and political strategist, and Edelman.
Conference highlights include a special career development strategy session on Saturday with career expert Virginia Clarke, author of “Career Mapping: Charting Your Course in the New World of Work.”
Additionally, Meredith Moore, Director of External Relations and Brand Outreach, McDonald’s, will be the keynote speaker for the Networking Luncheon on Saturday.
Sponsors for the 2011 NBPRS Conference and Career Fair include Northwestern Mutual, Harley-Davidson, Edelman, Constituency Management Group, Business Wire and Black PR Wire, Inc. For more conference information, visit http://www.nbprs.org/.