National Association of Professional Women Announces Alyssa Connell, Owner / CEO of Connell Communications & Connell Aviation Group, a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year

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Alyssa Connell is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession.

NAPW honors Alyssa Connell, Owner / CEO of Connell Communications & Connell Aviation Group, as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Connell is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in business. As the largest networking organization of professional women in the country, the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is a vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 300 Local Chapters.

After spending the first years of her career in television news, Alyssa Connell decided to change direction and go into the marketing agency side. She rose to Vice President / Public Relations for the Iowa-based Hellman Agency, leading teams of public relations and social media specialists in creating and implementing strategies and programs for clients multi-nationally. Along the way, Ms. Connell was very fortunate to have worked with dozens of Fortune 500 companies.

From crisis communication to strategic implementation, Ms. Connell is skilled at affecting widespread change in behavior. Her extensive background also includes community relation strategies, PR and marketing communication programs, event planning and copy writing. In 2012, Ms. Connell became CEO / Founder of Connell Communications, which provides the highest quality customer service in the communications industry.

In 2014, Ms. Connell successfully launched a second successful venture, Connell Aviation Group, a 100% aviation and aerospace communications company that provides aviation professionals access to affordable communications and marketing programs. It has special significance for her since Ms. Connell comes from a family of aviators. As her grandfather James Connell turns 80 in 2015, she is honoring his lifetime dedication to the industry by sharing his pioneering spirit with others.

Connell Aviation Group is unlike any other company in the nation led by an Executive Advisory Board of elite professionals whose entire careers have been dedicated to advancing flight in America. This Executive Advisory Board’s qualifications span all facets of aviation and aerospace – powered by the Connell Communications marketing team.

Awards & Accomplishments: Bachelor's, Wartburg College; Public Relations Society of America (PRSA); MASTERS-level in Social Media; Public Relations Society of America (PRSA); Top 20 under 40 business leaders by Courier Communications

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