IPR is featuring some of the many female pioneers to celebrate Women’s History Month.

Debra A. Miller, Ed.D. APR, Fellow PRSA, became the first woman of color and the first African-American to lead PRSA in 1997.

Dr. Miller has held positions at Fortune 100 companies, federal agencies, the military, and universities and has served as the managing partner of Global Communication Strategists, Inc. She has held public affairs leadership positions at the Department of the Treasury, U.S. Department of Agriculture, NASA, Department of the Army, and the U.S. Census Bureau. In addition to administrative, teaching, and PR positions at many universities Dr. Miller has served as an adviser to six university presidents.

In 2006 Dr. Miller was awarded the PRSA Gold Anvil Award, presented to the PR professional whose accomplishments have advanced and improved the profession. Dr. Miller received her Masters in Public Relations and Journalism from The Ohio State University and her Doctorate of Education at Florida National University. Today, Dr. Miller works as the director of communications at Cone Health.

Legacies from Legends in PR
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Debra A. Miller, Ed.D., APR, Fellow PRSA: The Gold Anvil Award 

Heidy Modarelli handles Growth & Marketing for IPR. She has previously written for Entrepreneur, TechCrunch, The Next Web, and VentureBeat.
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