Mom Blogger, Photographer + Writer, Activist + Advocate Has Arrived!
Germinder + Associates has named Millennial mom blogger, writer, activist and photographer Megan Peters, Founder of August Light Studio, as the ninth #Germinder20 #PowerofPink Honoree to receive the award. The designation comes as Germinder sponsors Global Animal Health Week with Peters participating with Germinder in the activities. Peters has designated the KC Pet Project to receive her $1,000 Honoree donation. To read more about her story, click here. #Germinder20 #PowerofPinkHonoree
“I am so honored and humbled to be named as a Power of Pink Honoree. I began my professional career at Germinder + Associates, and what I learned there has been extremely valuable as I’ve moved through my life’s work. I am so grateful to be a part of the Germinder family! Thank you to Lea-Ann and the Germinder team for this recognition,” said Megan Peters, Founder of August Light Studio.
Germinder and Peters first met in 2005 when Peters joined Germinder + Associates as an intern. She was quickly promoted to Account Executive as she grasped the details of agency account management and the complexities of veterinary medicine. Due to her own early blogging experience, she was particularly adept at what Germinder was trying to achieve with the Goodnewsforpets.com platform at a time when Facebook did not exist and the word “digital” was not in any agency’s vernacular. She helped establish training protocols in the emerging space.
“Over the past twenty years, I’ve mentored but in return learned so much from the many bright and talented young people who have contributed to Germinder + Associates. Megan is one of those shining stars. It is especially gratifying to celebrate her as our first Millenial Honoree and her entrepreneurial success as she balances motherhood and her significant volunteer pursuits,” said Lea-Ann Germinder, APR, Fellow, PRSA, Founder and President of Germinder + Associates, Inc.
Peters is Chair of Education First Shawnee Mission (EFSM), a non-profit political action committee dedicated to getting pro-public education candidates elected to the Shawnee Mission School Board and the Kansas Legislature. EFSM was founded in February 2017, and consists of moms from the Shawnee Mission School District.
Megan is also the Congressional District Leader for Kansas District 3 for the ONE Organization. ONE is a global movement of over 9 million people who are working to eradicate extreme poverty and preventable disease.
Peters is a regular contributor to segments on parenting and photography for several Kansas City-based television shows, such as the Fox4 Morning Show, Better Kansas City, and Kansas City Live.
#Germinder20 #PowerofPinkHonorees are announced and given the opportunity to designate a $1,000 donation to be made in their name through Germinder’s 20th Anniversary Fund Giving Back program to a not-for-profit organization of their choice. To date Honorees named and their designated donations include: Debra Horwitz, DVM, DACVB (donation to: Missouri Humane Society), Heidi Lobprise, DVM, DAVDS (donation to: Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dogs), Elizabeth Colleran, DVM, MS, DABVP (donation to: Winn Feline Foundation), Dan Richardson, DVM, DACVS (donation to: Stormont-Vail Foundation Care Line), Manolita Moore (donation to: The Pixel Fund), Jen Reeder (donation to: Green Dogs Unleashed) Mary Beth Leininger, DVM (donation to: Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine Scholarship Fund), Guy Pidgeon, DVM, DACVIM (donation to: Colorado State College of Veterinary Medicine Scholarship Fund). Additional Honorees will be named throughout 2018. Links to personal interviews with each honoree are also featured here.
#Germinder20 #ThePowerofPink was announced in January 2018 as part of the celebration of Germinder’s 20thAnniversary. The women’s storytelling initiative highlights the founder’s story of breast cancer survivorship and also shines a spotlight on 20 leaders whose stories have touched and inspired Germinder to success. Initial donations have been made to The Weill Cornell Breast Center at the Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital, an integrated, multi-disciplinary care center where Germinder was treated for breast cancer five years ago. Another recipient is the Clara Goy Foundation in memory of Germinder’s brother-in-law, Gene Melleno, a girl’s high school basketball coach who passed away Jan. 1, 2018. Other donations have been made to the Jan Hus Community Outreach Program in honor of Germinder’s immigrant great-grandmother Marie Therese Kacin and to the News Literacy Project.
Germinder + Associates provides communications services for the pet/vet sectors and other niche industries. The woman-owned company was founded by Lea-Ann O’Hare Germinder, APR, Fellow PRSA in Kansas City and has offices in New York City and Kansas City. The company connects and consults with executives in both established companies and organizations interested in entering the vet and pet industries in the U.S.
Goodnewsforpets.com™ combines an award-winning website and social media channels to curate news of interest and importance to pet parents, veterinary professionals and the pet industry. Editorial, contests, sponsored content distribution and advertising are available.
GNFP Digital™ provides a wide range of digital services including digital audits, standard or custom infographics, topic specific modules and branded content implementation. The custom digital content development and distribution services are offered for national brands, veterinary practices and other niche markets.
Lea-Ann Germinder, APR, Fellow PRSA
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