BALTIMORE, MD (12/11/13) — The Daily Record selected Jessica Tiller Trzyna, Executive Vice President of Weiss PR, to receive The Daily Record’s 2013 Leading Women Award.
The Daily Record’s list of Leading Women honors 50 women who are 40 years of age or younger for the accomplishments they have made so far in their careers. A panel of six judges selected the honorees based on their professional experience, community involvement and commitment to inspiring change.
“The Daily Record’s 2013 Leading Women Award winners are inspiring change throughout Maryland,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “In addition, they are working to balance home, work, children, education and community commitments. These ‘Leading Women’ are our next generation of leaders, and I applaud them for all they do and all will do in the years to come.”
“We are very proud to see Jessica recognized not only for her many contributions to the success of our company, but also for her work in the community and her influence on the public relations profession,” said Ray Weiss, President of Weiss PR.
Weiss and Trzyna founded Weiss PR in 2008. In the five years since its start, the firm has grown its client base to more than two dozen companies throughout the U.S., developed strategic partnerships allowing for additional growth, and most recently brought an senior-level expert in technology PR on board to help with the firm’s continued expansion in the tech space.
Prior to co-founding Weiss PR, Trzyna rose from an entry-level position to Vice President of a national public relations firm by the time she turned 30. There, she was responsible for developing public relations strategy for numerous clients, including several technology firms that grew from start-ups to acquisition candidates.
Nominees for Leading Women were asked to complete an application that outlined their education and career history, examples of mentoring, career-related officer and board memberships in professional, business or trade organizations, volunteer involvement in civic and nonprofit organizations, awards and honors, professional accomplishments, and commitment to inspiring change in their organization or the community.
The winners were honored on December 5 at a reception and dinner at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor, in Baltimore. Winners were profiled in a special magazine that is available online at www.TheDailyRecord.com.
The Daily Record launched the Leading Women Awards in 2010, at the 15th annual Maryland’s Top 100 Women celebration, to recognize the next generation of Maryland’s women leaders.
Sponsors of The Daily Record’s 2013 Leading Women Awards include Chimes, presenting sponsor; Wells Fargo, leadership sponsor; and Epsilon Registration and VPC, Inc., visionary sponsors.
About The Daily Record
For 125 years, The Daily Record Company has provided trusted legal and business information to Maryland readers. In addition to the daily newspaper published five days a week, The Daily Record publishes its website, www.TheDailyRecord.com; six blogs, On the Record, Eye on Annapolis, Maryland Business, Movers and Shakers, Generation JD and Small Biz Buzz; four e-newsletters, TDR Insider, Real Estate Weekly, TDR Auction Notices and Best Practices; and a variety of special publications on topics of interest to Maryland business and legal professionals.
The Daily Record also honors leading Marylanders through eight annual awards events: Maryland’s Top 100 Women, Influential Marylanders, 20 in Their Twenties, VIP List, Maryland’s Most Admired CEOs, Innovator of the Year, Leadership in Law and Leading Women. The Daily Record is owned by The Dolan Co., trading as DM, of Minneapolis, Minn.
About Weiss PR
Weiss PR helps businesses and non-profit organizations reach, engage, and influence the right audiences in order to achieve their communications and business objectives. The firm serves organizations in five key industry sectors – Construction (including commercial real estate development, architecture, design, and engineering); Healthcare and Employee Benefits; Professional Services; Technology; and Nonprofit Organizations. While specific services vary by client, the firm focuses primarily on media and influencer relations, social media, crisis communications, and marketing services – all of which are anchored by strategic communications planning.