NEW YORK, March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Gail L. Moaney, APR, managing partner and director of Finn Partners' Travel/Lifestyle practice, has been named an honoree in the inaugural Diversity in PR Award program presented by PR News. Ms. Moaney, whose career in travel and lifestyle public relations spans more than 20 years, is being recognized by PR News for her commitment to championing diversity in the field. She will be honored at a special luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, DC this afternoon.
At Finn Partners, Gail oversees a team of more than 50 communications professionals around the world.
She has had a distinguished career in the communications industry specializing in travel and tourism, economic development, television broadcasting and graduate-level education.
"I am very grateful for this recognition from PR News and the support of my colleagues at Finn Partners who nominated me," says Gail L. Moaney. "While serving as a point of counsel to global destinations, hotels and resorts, airlines, cruise lines and other influential travel brands has been a hallmark of my career, my work as a mentor to other PR professionals of color is what inspires me every day."
Ms. Moaney is committed to working with organizations that shape minority access to education and employment. Ms. Moaney is currently on the boards of the New York Urban League and the LAGRANT Foundation, and serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of the American Foundation for The University of The West Indies. She is also an adjunct professor at NYU's School of Continuing and Professional Studies where she teaches Master's level courses.
"Gail Moaney is one of the finest PR professionals in the business," says Richard Funess, senior managing partner, Finn Partners. "Her executive leadership talents have only been exceeded by her proactive focus on making diversity count."
"Gail Moaney is a trailblazer in the industry, showing extraordinary dedication to advancing diversity and excellence. I am so very proud to call her a colleague," concludes Peter Finn, founding partner, Finn Partners. "This acknowledgement from PR News is well-deserved and a testament to Gail's and Finn Partners' conviction that diversity is strength."
About Gail L. Moaney
Gail Moaney has more than 20 years of experience in agency and corporate public relations. She also spent 12 years in broadcasting as a producer and executive producer for NBC/WRC-TV, PBS (Public Broadcasting System) and Warner Amex Cable Communications.
Over the years, her clients have included Air France KLM, Air Jamaica, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Barbados Tourism Authority, EL AL Israel Airlines, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands, Hotels.com, Jamaica Tourist Board, Projects Abroad, South African Airways, Travel Alberta International, Hyundai Hope on Wheels and many more.
A fine arts graduate of Howard University, Ms. Moaney holds an MA degree from American University. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists as well as an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), for which she has served on the Board of Directors. She is a member of the Caribbean Tourism Organization and the Hotel Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI). She is also an allied member of the American Society of Travel Agents.
About Finn Partners, Inc.
Finn Partners was launched in late 2011 to realize Peter Finn's vision to create a leading communications agency dedicated to shaping a bold new future in which innovation and partnership are strong brand drivers. Finn Partners specializes in the full spectrum of public and corporate affairs services, including digital and social media. Practice areas include arts, consumer, CSR, education, health, technology and travel & lifestyle.
Since inception four years ago, Finn Partners has received six agency awards that are indicators of client and cultural leadership: "Best Midsize Agency" in 2015, "Best Agency to Work For" in 2013 and "Best New Agency" in 2012 from the Holmes Report and Midsize PR Firm of the Year in 2015 and Top Places to Work in PR in 2013 from PR News. Headquartered in New York City, the company has approximately 500 employees, with offices in Chicago, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Jerusalem, London, Los Angeles, Munich, Nashville, Paris, San Francisco and Washington D.C., and offers international capabilities through its own global network and PROI Worldwide. Find us at www.finnpartners.com and follow us on Twitter @finnpartners.
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