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Expanded Impact: Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation Appoints Impact PR & Communications to Advisory Board

September 9, 2021

Filomena FanelliAdding to its roster of industry leaders and changemakers, the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC) recently welcomed Impact PR & Communications to its Advisory Board of Directors. Representing the Hudson Valley-based public relations and marketing firm and New York State certified Women’s Business Enterprise is the agency’s founder and CEO, Filomena Fanelli.

“Impact PR’s commitment to highlighting the region and its many assets, as well as magnifying the good works of public and private organizations in a forward-thinking way, is in lock step with our mission at the HVEDC,” said HVEDC President & CEO Michael Oates. “We’re looking forward to the firm’s involvement and to having Filomena on our team of innovators.”

Impact PR and Fanelli are more than qualified for this honor, with recognition that includes:

  • A gold Stevie Award for being a Top Women-run Workplace of the Year
  • Earning more than a dozen Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Mercury Awards for client work
  • A gold Hermes Creative Award
  • Fanelli being named one of the top women in business in the region in 2018, gracing the cover of Hudson Valley Magazine, and receiving an ATHENA Award for her leadership. She was previously named a Forty Under 40 by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Junior League of Poughkeepsie’s Provisional of the Year.

“It’s an honor to be part of the HVEDC and to lend our team’s insights and perspective to helping the region we are based in and that so many of us live in,” said Fanelli.