Kathy Winkler, president and owner of Winkler Public Relations, received the 2007 WBEA “Advocate of the Year Award” from the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA) at its annual “EXPO: Connections 2007” awards banquet in May, 2007. The award recognizes a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) who utilizes, encourages, supports and promotes business opportunities with other WBEA members.
According to banquet emcee Wendy Corona of KPRC-TV, “Kathy Winkler is the quintessential advocate for WBEA! Through her bubbly personality and heartfelt enthusiasm for the organization, Kathy welcomes new members as a part of the Membership Committee. Always ready with a kind word, helpful introduction, or encouraging smile, she is the Queen of Networking and an energetic business “matchmaker”! Winkler Public Relations supports WBE businesses as sub-contractors and regularly promotes others to her clients. She is a recognizable face at all WBEA functions and a true advocate for the organization”.
Kathy is an active member of the membership committee and loyal participant in the meet and greet sessions following new member orientation. True to the spirit of an advocate for women’s businesses, Kathy utilizes fellow WBEs to serve her public relations clients’ needs, whether for catering, candy, flowers, printing or providing incentive and marketing materials.
Winkler Public Relations is a multi-faceted public relations company that helps clients build and protect brand through public relations, stakeholder marketing and media and crisis communications programs.