Dianne Smith
Dianne Danowski Smith, Vice President, Publix Northwest PR PA Affiliate of Todd Myers Communications
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Dianne Danowski Smith APR has 20 years' experience in the management of public relations, public affairs, strategic marketing and corporate communications, through her work with The Ulum Group PR | PA, Eastmoreland and Woodland Park hospitals, Providence Health System, and Legacy Health System. She has created award-winning results in community programming, issues management, strategic counsel and tactical implementation.

Smith's diverse public relations and advocacy expertise comprise media relations, ally development, social media, community relations, litigation support, strategic planning, web content and mapping, crisis communications, executive training and corporate counsel.

She serves on the 2009 board of directors of the Oregon Bioscience Association. For the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), she presided as the 2006 president of the Portland Metro Chapter, and as 2004 chair of the North Pacific District. She is nationally accredited in the practice of public relations. In 2002, she was nominated as one of the Portland Business Journal’s "40 Under 40."

Smith counsels with boards of national and local nonprofits as well as serving as an invited trainer for executives, administrators, community advocates, university students and leadership candidates. She is the longtime chair of the Jack Ewan Scholarship Program for the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communications.

Her work has garnered local and national recognition in the practice of public relations. She is the recipient of a 2003 Oregon PRSA Spotlight Award for her work on an advocacy campaign that educated Oregonians about the availability of affordable prescriptions. She conducted pro bono work on the NeighborSafe 2000 campaign on behalf of Portland’s Mayor Vera Katz and Police Chief Mark Kroeker, which earned a 2001 Oregon PRSA Spotlight Award. She chaired the committee that won the 1993 PRSA National Public Service Award for developing a winning communications campaign to defeat a statewide, anti-civil rights ballot measure.

She resides in Beaverton, Oregon, with her husband Andrew, a commercial banker and executive trainer.