Emmy-award winning Gail L. Moaney, APR Executive Vice President and Director of one of the world’s largest public relations firms, Ruder Finn, Inc. has joined the Advisory Council of the non-profit development organization, Counterpart International.
Gail Moaney has worldwide experience implementing communications programs for destination, transportation, hospitality, and economic development clients worldwide, including the Barbados Tourism Authority, Air France, South African Airways, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, and the Jamaica Tourist Board.
“Gail is one of the world’s foremost public relations professionals and we are honoured she has accepted our invitation to serve,” notes Lelei LeLaulu, President and CEO of Counterpart International. Her appointment adds more depth to a preeminent cast of advisors, including Council Chairman, Eamon M. Kelly former Chairman of the National Science Foundation Board; Dr. Natwar Gandhi, Ambassador James Joseph, Ambassador William Farrand, Senator J. Kalani English, oceans advocate Alexandra Cousteau and Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Jose Ramos-Horta.
Gail, the 23rd member of the council, is a fine arts graduate of Howard University, and holds a Master of Arts degree from American University in Broadcasting Production and Management. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) since 1995. Furthermore, she is 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); Hotel Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI); and a member of the Board for the Lagrant Foundation and Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America (OICA.)
Her awards and honors include PRSA’s McEachern and Prism Awards; International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)‘s Gold Quill Awards; and National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS)‘s Emmy Awards.
Gail’s expertise in communications will help bolster Counterpart’s advocacy and outreach efforts in more than 60 countries. “Communication is an under-appreciated development tool,” comments LeLaulu,“and Gail fully recognizes the power of communication to effect change for the better.”