Get to Know our Members: Meet Dana Roberts

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your current position?

I currently serve as a marketing specialist for Brown Edwards Certified Public Accountants. I have over twenty years’ experience in communications, public relations, and marketing. My most recent accomplishment during the COVID pandemic included earning the designations of Certified Digital Marketing Professional and Professional Certified Marketer (CDMP, PCM).

Where are you from? Where did you go to school?

I am from Henrico County, VA. I graduated from Hermitage High School and Virginia Tech. GO HOKIES!!


Can you share why you decided to join PRSA Richmond?

Making time in my schedule for professional development has always been a personal goal of mine.  A colleague recommended I attend a monthly session and I immediately decided to join PRSA afterwards. I am looking forward to meeting other professionals and increasing my industry knowledge.

What does public relations mean to you?

Public relations professionals interpret the brand’s story for public understanding and action.

Can you share the best career advice you’ve received?

Don’t be scared to try something new – you will never succeed if you don’t try.

When you’re not working, what are some of your hobbies or things you are passionate about?

I love to walk. I gave myself a personal challenge to walk 1,000 miles in 2021 and I beat that goal! It was such an accomplishment that I set another goal for 2022.  I am a dog lover and enjoy all the dog lover memes on social media. I also enjoy being outdoors and live on the water in a river cottage.

One last question: What’s your favorite restaurant in RVA?

Richmond is such a foodie place – a few of my favorites include Tazza Kitchen, Stella’s, and The Grill at Patterson and Libbie.

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