Wendy Moran, who chaired the LPS 2015-2016 and part of the group for 12 years, has been made a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).
The fellowship is in recognition of her outstanding contribution to public relations, along with her service to the Institute and personal achievements within the profession.
She has been a staunch advocate of PR in the public sector. Wendy has been actively involved with CIPR’s Local Public Services Group (and its previous incarnations) since 2005. Wendy has been working in academia for a number of years, and has been instrumental in creating courses and programmes to support the professionalism of public sector PR practitioners.
As Chair of the LPS group in 2015-2016, Wendy led a national listening campaign to identify the needs of CIPR members in the public sector. This research undertaken by the CIPR’s LPS group working with universities and practitioners across the country, led to the ‘Influence for Impact’ report launched in 2015. Wendy is pictured with the report together with some of the other contributors from universities and local public services.
Wendy continues to serve on the CIPR LPS Committee. Her colleagues on the committee congratulate her on becoming a fellow.
Chair of the LPS Committee 2017-2018 Mandy Pearse said: “I am delighted that Wendy Moran, a former Chair of the CIPR LPS group, long-standing committee member and co-author (with Pat Gaudin and John Brown) of ‘PR and Communication in Local Government and Public Service’, has been made a Fellow of the CIPR. It is a really well deserved honour.
“Wendy has been a brilliant contributor to the CIPR LPS group helping to organise training programmes, conferences and leading our major research project Impact for Influence in 2015.”