For Immediate Release
October 24, 2011
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Deborah Hyman
Phyllis Banks


( BLACK PR WIRE ) (October 24, 2011) MILWAUKEE – Oct. 21, 2011 – 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

Since its founding in 1997, the National Black Public Relations Society (NBPRS) has served as an advocate for black professionals in the public relations, media relations, corporate communications, investor relations, government affairs, community relations and related fields. Run by professionals for professionals, NBPRS addresses the diverse needs of its members through programs and partnerships that provide cultural and competitive advantages. NBPRS has chapters in major media markets and offers peer-to-peer support, mentorship, networking, job opportunities, internships, and career advancement strategies for professionals engaged in corporate, government, agency, non-profit, and private practice. The organization is more than 500 plus members strong. Visit NBPRS at, follow on Twitter @NBPRS and Facebook at National Black Public Relations Society.

NOTE: A photo of Ambassador Braun is available at