The Houston-Galveston Regional Public Information Officer Network meeting was held on Sept. 15, 2022, at the Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center in League City. On the agenda was a special recognition for Amanda Fenwick, vice president, marketing and public relations, at San Jacinto College.
Fenwick was presented a plaque and recognized for serving more than 7 years as co-chair of the organization. When she was first asked to co-chair this network of talented PIOs from around the Houston region, she was nervous but soon found comfort in the camaraderie of the group.
“I am so incredibly thankful for the opportunity and for the network of people I have gained to learn and grow from and to ask questions of when I need advice,” Fenwick said. “That’s what I love so much about the public relations world. At the end of the day, we want to see each other succeed.”
Fenwick passed the proverbial torch to Johnny Morales, emergency management coordinator for the City of LaPorte and former emergency management intern at the College, and Lee Woodward, city secretary for City of LaPorte.
“They have taken the helm and are already doing amazing things,” Fenwick said. “I thank them both for taking leap of faith to lead this network and for taking a moment at our last meeting to recognize my years of service. I don’t do what I do for the recognition, but it is humbly appreciated.”
Fenwick extended a special thank you to her leader, Teri Crawford, vice chancellor, external relations, San Jac, “for taking time out of her incredibly busy schedule to be there for the recognition.”
When Crawford hired Fenwick at San Jac 15 years ago, she never imagined she would have had all the opportunities she has embraced.
“I feel grateful and blessed,” Fenwick said.
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