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ASBA Member Mary Schnack Honored for Advocacy on Behalf of Women Business Owners

Tuesday, October 04, 2011   (0 Comments)
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Recipient of the 2011 WIPP President’s Award

Mary SchnackPhoenix, AZ (October 4, 2011) -- Communications specialist and activist for small business owners, Mary Schnack, has been chosen as a recipient of the 2011 Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) President’s Award. Schnack will be honored at the WIPP Annual Leadership Conference during an awards reception at the Sewell-Belmont House and Museum in Washington, DC from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2011.

Schnack was chosen for the award for her dedication, devotion and achievements as a business owner as well as her leadership within the WIPP organization. "Mary is a­ role model for all of our members, excelling in business, advocacy involvement, generosity of spirit, and setting an example for all to emulate,” said Barbara Kasoff, President and CEO of WIPP.

Schnack is an award-winning writer, reporter, public relations professional and advocate. Mary Schnack & Associates is a public relations consulting agency with offices in Washington DC and Phoenix, AZ, represents sophisticated organizations from corporations and small businesses to government agencies, associations and non-profit organizations. Schnack also gives speeches and conducts communication trainings worldwide, including Kenya, Ghana, Indonesia, India, Argentina, Ukraine, Egypt, Iceland and Mexico City.

WIPP’s annual leadership conference brings together leaders from the public and private sectors, nonprofits and the small business owner community to explore new ideas to spur economic growth in America. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, WIPP is the voice for women in business in Washington D.C. The national nonpartisan public policy organization advocates for and on behalf of women-owned businesses in the federal legislative processes, creating economic opportunities and building bridges and alliances to other business organizations. Through WIPP, the collective voice of women business owners makes a powerful impact on Capitol Hill and with the Administration.

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