July 11, 2011

Veronica Brown Joins Gibraltar Associates as Vice President

Brown Named as a Finalist for Washington Women in Public Relations 2011 Emerging Leaders Awards

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gibraltar Associates (GA), one of the fastest-growing communications firms in the U.S., today announced that Veronica Brown has joined the firm as a vice president. She will focus on public awareness campaigns, scientific and technical communications, health care communications and social media.

Brown comes to GA from Burson-Marsteller, where she was a manager in the public affairs practice. There she led three outreach initiatives for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and served as the domestic media lead for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing's new currency public education program. For VA, she guided branding, strategy and the development of a new website and educational materials for family caregivers of Veterans coinciding with the Department's first foray into offering benefits directly to non-veterans. She also guided the development of a multiyear strategic communications and outreach plan for VA's Five-Year Plan to End Homelessness Among Veterans.

"We are thrilled to have Veronica join Gibraltar Associates," said Eric Bovim, GA's CEO and co-founder. "Her expertise in scientific and health care communications will add to our already expanding capabilities and growth trajectory."

Veronica was recently named as a finalist for the Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) 2011 Emerging Leaders Awards. These awards are a special accolade for young women who are making a significant impact within the communications industry. The award highlights their achievements and their potential to contribute their leadership to the industry for many years to come. Winners of the 2011 Emerging Leaders Awards will be announced July 26.

"GA is committed to recruiting top-notch professionals who truly represent the best and brightest in our industry," said Jim Lake, GA's president and partner. "WWPR's recognition of Veronica as a finalist for the 2011 Emerging Leaders Awards is a testament to her talent, and is further confirmation of the high caliber of professionals clients can expect to work with at GA."

Previously, Veronica was a vice president at TheWadeGroup, Inc., where she counseled clients on a variety of high-profile issues and initiatives. Veronica led campaigns and implemented communications programs for clients such as CVS/Caremark, the National Lipid Association, the National Center for Responsible Gaming, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Homes for Working Families, ISO New England, the American Gaming Association and a major food manufacturer.

WWPR's Emerging Leaders Awards Reception will be held July 26 in Washington, D.C. More details about the event are available at www.wwpr.org.


GA is one of the country's emerging public relations agencies, representing some of the world's best-known companies and brands. We practice 21st-century PR by fusing old and new media strategies into breakthrough campaigns for clients.

Since its founding in 2007, GA has grown quickly to become one of the country's leading PR agencies. GA has offices in Washington and Los Angeles, as well as partner affiliates in Europe and South America. For more information, please visit us at: www.gibraltar-llc.com, follow us on Twitter at @GibraltarAssoc or call us at 202-534-1700.

SOURCE Gibraltar Associates