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Ruder Finn’s Travel Practice EVP Gail Moaney Named Among Top Twenty-Five Influential Black Women in Business
Ruder Finn’s travel and economic development EVP & Director, Gail L. Moaney, has been selected as one of The Network Journal’s "25 Influential Black Women in Business" for 2010. The Network Journal, is a business magazine which provides news and commentaries on the workplace and focuses predominantly on African-American professionals and seeks to honor women who have demonstrated strong leadership in their respective fields.

Moaney, who possesses tremendous experience in implementing communications programs for a wide range of clients including airlines, destinations, hotels, resorts, online travel-related services and economic development clients worldwide, will be among the honorees to be saluted during Women’s History Month at the Annual 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards luncheon on March 11, 2010 at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel.

"We congratulate Gail on this most recent accomplishment and commend her for the many years of exemplary and dedicated client service. She is quite deserving, and we thank her for the extraordinary leadership she has demonstrated as head of the travel practice for more than a decade," says Richard Funess, president, Ruder-Finn/Americas. "She continues to inspire her peers and colleagues to be the very best in this field," notes Funess.

"The women we are honoring in the twelfth year of these awards are, as usual, in the forefront of American leadership and symbolize the diversity and advancement that has occurred across industry lines," The Network Journal Publisher and CEO Aziz Gueye Adetimirin said. "We salute them for achieving significant levels of success in their businesses and professional careers and for their myriad contributions to their community."

About Gail Moaney

Gail Moaney is a fine arts graduate of Howard University, and holds a Master of Arts degree from American University in Broadcasting Production and Management. An accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), she has been a member of the Board of Directors of PRSA NY since 1995, and is also a member of the Travel & Tourism Research Association; The Caribbean Tourism Organization; Women in Communications Inc.; an allied member of the American Society of Travel Agents; North American Airlines Public Relations Association (NAAPRA); and Hotel Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI). Her awards and honors include PRSA’s McEachern and Prism Awards, International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)’s Gold Quill Awards and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS)’s Emmy Awards. She currently sits on the Boards of Counterpart International, The New York Urban League, Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America, Caribbean Media Exchange and The American Foundation for The University of The West Indies. She also served on the Board of The Lagrant Foundation from 2004 to 2009. She currently serves as an adjunct professor at New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

About Ruder Finn:

Ruder Finn, Inc. is a leading communications, counseling and services agency with more than 65 years’ experience. The Ruder Finn Group maintains offices in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Washington, London, Paris, Jerusalem, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. The Agency also works with affiliates in major markets throughout the U.S., Europe and Latin America. The Agency services global and local communications needs of more than 250 corporations and nonprofit organizations.

Source: Ruder Finn, Inc.

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