E. Denise Stovell
With 25 years experience as a marketing and public relations professional, E. Denise Stovell has spent the past 13 years owning and operating Stovell Marketing and Public Relations, Inc., a boutique firm based in Washington, DC, specializing in event management and public relations as well as marketing, PR and media relations campaigns.
In this role Denise is proud of her 12-year track record of creating, enhancing and managing WBENC marketing and public relations initiatives as well as serving as event designer and event management firm responsponsible for the highly regarded WBENc National Conference & Business Fair (12 yeras) and its annual black-tie gala/Salute (11 years).
Her contributions to WBENC began in 1998, when the organization was in the early stages of developing its brand and marketing strategies for generating revenue and increasing public awareness of its mission and goals. Under the direction of WBENC President Susan Bari, and with the goal of creating an external marketing strategy, Denise developed WBENC's core marketing goals, strategies and tasks.
This included models for and even the names of WBENC's signature events: Women in Business National Conference and Business Fair and WBENC Salute to WBEs, now Summit & Salute, and America's Top Corporations for WBEs. She also created theWomen's Business Enterprise Stars program and wrote, designed and distributed the President's Report, press releases and brochures. From sponsorship pitching and pricing to setting benefits to selling exhibitor booths, Denise led WBENC event marketing. When President and CEO Linda Denny joined WBENC in 2003 as Vice President of Programs and Business Development, Denise continued as WBENC's WBE business partner in creating and implementing successful events and marketing strategies.
A successful WBENC-Certified woman-owned business, SMPR has served a side array of clients including Sears, Roebuck and Co., PepsiCo, Inc., Altria Group, Inc., Pfizer Inc, DePaul University, Chicago State University, Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC), Center for Women's Business Research, McDonald's Corporation, and MBE Magazine.