OOIDA’s Norita Taylor named Germinder20 Power of Pink honoree

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NEW YORK — Germinder + Associates has named Norita Taylor, president of the Greater Kansas City Public Relations Society of America chapter and public relations director of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, 12th Germinder20 Power of Pink Honoree to receive the award.

Germinder + Associates is a New York City public relations firm specializing in outreach for niche markets, primarily pet and veterinary products and services.

Taylor is a former Germinder + Associates account manager, an accomplished musician and pet lover.

She has designated the Band of Angels, a 501c(3) charity that collects music instruments and provides them to children in need to receive $1,000 for her honoree donation.

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“Norita is not only an especially gifted communications executive, she’s an exceptional team builder and manager of people. I am grateful for the time she spent at Germinder + Associates, how she nurtured the smallest of ideas into successful programs for our clients, how she developed her career, and how she has led the Kansas City chapter of PRSA as president this year,” said Lea-Ann Germinder, founder and president of Germinder + Associates, Inc.

Taylor was an account manager at Germinder + Associates responsible for managing several animal health clients and campaigns in veterinary medicine. Her creative approach and teambuilding skills led to several GKC-PRSA Prism awards. As PR director of OOIDA, Taylor recently won two GKC-PRSA Prism Awards for the “Speed Limiter Video” and the “OpEd for Hours of Service Regulations.”

“I would like to thank Lea-Ann for creating this program,” In accepting this latest Germinder20 Power of Pink honor, Taylor said in accepting this latest Germinder20 Power of Pink award. “I am humbled to be an Honoree and grateful that Germinder + Associates is making a donation to Band of Angels. Music teaches tenacity, artistry and patience.  Even though my career path is mostly about public relations and the corporate world, music is very much a major part of my life. I have always been involved in performing music in some way since childhood and have continued to do so today. I am even more inspired by the fact my son is pursuing music as well and this donation will help other children learn the joy music can bring to their lives.”

Taylor has served as public relations director at OOIDA since 2007.

Prior to joining OOIDA she was a Germinder + Associates PR account manager & internet communications manager.

Prior to joining Germinder she served as a corporate and marketing communications specialist for Business Men’s Assurance Company of America, planning and carrying out corporate communications initiatives and supporting external event activities.

Prior to BMA she was a public relations account executive at Bernstein-Rein Advertising in Kansas City, Missouri, responsible for creating and executing public relations campaigns for a wide range of clients.

Taylor is accredited in public relations by the Public Relations Society of America and has won numerous public relations awards. She is an accomplished musician and her son has followed in her footsteps with his own musical talents. She also presently has two pets at home, her rescue dog Brie and her rescue cat Sherman.

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