Linda Villa Woody is the Director of Communications at Association Headquarters, Inc. (AH) in Mount Laurel, NJ. In her position, Linda sets strategic direction and manages efforts to increase national and international visibility for AH and its multiple client partners through marketing communications efforts. With more than a decade of experience, Linda has held positions at some of the top public relations firms in the Philadelphia region where she created and implemented award-winning campaigns for some of the nation’s and region’s leading businesses and organizations, including the National Society of Genetic Counselors, NFL Films, ING Direct, Rohm and Haas, ARAMARK, Sprint PCS and The Philadelphia International Auto Show. She is a high-performer who brings energy and passion with a strategic, results-oriented approach to her clients. Linda has a proven expertise in managing all aspects of a public relations campaign including community relations, product publicity and promotion, crisis communications, philanthropic endeavors, media relations, spokesperson training and social media. Linda is a current member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and is the 2012 president-elect. Throughout her career, she has been honored multiple times by the Philadelphia Chapter of PRSA at its annual award program, The Pepperpots. The New York Chapter of PRSA also recognized her work with its Big Apple Award, making her one of the only Philadelphia area representatives to receive this prestigious award. Linda holds a bachelor of arts degree in English from La Salle University and has served as a community service volunteer and participant for The United Way, Race for the Cure and The Delaware Valley Branch of the Variety Club.