Karen Galanaugh, a resident of Wellington and owner of Galanaugh & Company Marketing Public Relations LLC, has been elected president of the Palm Beach County chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
The chapter has 100 members — all professional practitioners working in agencies, government, corporations, nonprofits and independently. The parent organization, PRSA, has 22,000 members. The organization advances continuing education and ethical practices. Galanaugh is accredited by PRSA, a designation of a tested and experienced public relations counselor. She has served leadership roles in the organization for many years, including as president of the State of Delaware chapter.
Galanaugh is known for her marketing/public relations skills in branding, strategic marketing for business development and reputation management. Clients have included local and global businesses, celebrities and causes. She has received many national awards from industry associations and accolades from clients for achieving and surpassing goals. Local clients have included Boca Raton Airport, the Bristol Palm Beach, Quad Nova Group Inc. and the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation.
On Feb. 28, Galanaugh will emcee the annual Palm Awards Celebration Luncheon, an event to recognize the winners of the PRSA Palm Awards Communications Contest and honor individuals in public relations, marketing and the local community for professional accomplishments and community service. The luncheon keynote will be Anthony Farina, chief communications officer for CSL Limited, the world’s fifth-largest biotech company. The event will be held at the Hilton Airport Hotel in West Palm Beach. Tickets are available at www.prsapalmbeach.org.