Speaker Profile

Brenda Foster

Vice President/Account Services
Vanguard Communications

Brenda K. Foster, Vice President of Account Services at D.C.-based Vanguard Communications, has devoted her career to cause communication. In Brenda’s 19 years at the firm, she has become a trusted senior adviser to national and local change campaigns, guiding projects resulting in a national monument in Utah, the protection of national forests, increased awareness of children’s mental health and growth of the local food movement. After recently earning an MPA, Brenda led a company-wide effort to elevate communication evaluation to the forefront of social change PR. The end product was Vanguard’s first Purple Paper:™ Evaluating Social Change, now used as curriculum at The George Washington University and American University. Outside the office, she demonstrates her public leadership as vice chair of the Manassas Park City School Board and a founding steering committee member of Progressive Communicators of DC (PCDC).

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