Mara Woloshin

The Woloshin Communications Team

Mara Woloshin M.A., APR, Fellow PRSA, Principal

In addition to leading the Woloshin Communications team, Mara Woloshin maintains a diverse client roster, providing strategic counsel and consulting services, as well as, training and workshops in new business development, workforce change, integrated market planning, research and nonprofit partnership programs.

Mara is an in-demand speaker and seminar presenter (not surprising for someone who once majored in drama!). Her keynote presentation – “Growing Up Goldberg” – is an entertaining look at real-life applications of change in the workplace based on the observations of her eccentric family members. Mara has also taught at Oregon universities since 1989 and holds a master’s degree in communications.

Mara is a professional member of the National Speakers Association and the Public Relations Society of America’s Counselors Academy. She is a past president of the Portland Metro Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and received PRSA’s William Marsh Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003. She was admitted into PRSA’s College of Fellows in 2005. Her work in public relations research and planning has received numerous awards.

When Mara isn’t gardening with questionable results, she is busy helping others. She has assisted 25 refugees in getting their U.S. citizenship. She is also the Universal Accreditation Chair of the Portland chapter of PRSA.

Ideal vacationHidden talent
What’s a vacation?
Listening and understanding. I love the opportunity to talk to non-English speakers, plants and animals. If we listen to body language, expression and tone, I believe we can all understand each other. Believe it or not, plants are the easiest thing to listen to, maybe because their leaves wilt.