NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) July 13, 2012
Camino Public Relations is expanding its media relations and crisis communications services for nonprofit organizations and social change campaigns with the appointment of Diane Quest as senior account director.
"Diane is a top-notch communications strategist in the nonprofit world," said Elizabeth Toledo, president of Camino PR. "She leads the field in media strategies that motivate the public to action and promotes social and political change on some of the most contentious and nuanced issues of our time."
Diane has more than ten years of experience in strategic planning and crisis communications. She joined Camino PR from The Pew Charitable Trusts, where she managed the communications operations for a multi-million dollar advocacy project in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The campaign, the Kids’ Safe & Healthful Foods Project, was part of the RWJF childhood obesity program and focused on advocating for federal polices related to child nutrition. Prior to Pew, she was the national media director for Planned Parenthood Federation of America. In that role, she was responsible for the organization’s communications campaigns, and led the media relations department’s effort to provide communications support, consultation and training to more than 90 affiliates across the country. She also worked as the media and legislative liaison at the U.S. State Department’s Office of the Inspector General.
Diane began her career as a television journalist in Texas and brings this critical perspective to work she does today.
“I have long admired how Camino PR is dedicated to supporting nonprofits working on some of the most critical social issues we face today,” she said. “I’m proud to join such a dynamic team and look forward to the challenging yet rewarding work ahead."
Camino PR celebrates five years in 2012. The expansion of Camino PR's media services and crisis communications work in the social change sector aligns with a growing trend among social change initiatives that more fully integrate messaging, media advocacy and social media technologies in an organization’s overarching strategic planning. The firm’s strategists have been at the helm of the most prominent and controversial social issues of this time, and have led the major campaigns, initiatives and organizations at the center of the progressive movement.
Camino PR’s clientele includes Planned Parenthood Federation of America, SEIU, CASA de Maryland, the Ford Foundation, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights, and the Yorkville Common Pantry, among others.
Diane holds a master's in political science from American University and a bachelor's in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.
Camino PR is one of the nation's leading boutique communications firms specializing in complex social issues. The firm's efforts have reached more than 300 million media consumers over the past few years on behalf of social change initiatives and organizations.
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