Carolyn Sullivan, Local PR Leader Dies Founding Member and President of Annapolis PRSA Chapter

Carolyn Sullivan died March 20, 2019, in Annapolis. She was born in Northgate, London in 1949. In 1979 she and her husband Neal Sullivan moved to Annapolis where she founded her Public Relations business, PR People.

Renee Tilden, senior PR manager at Crosby Marketing in Annapolis said, “Carolyn made a big impact in the field of public relations. She was one of the founding members of the Annapolis PRSA chapter in 1989 and held many positions over the years, including serving as president for 1996. I always enjoyed her humor. She will be missed.”

Marlene Prendergast-Jones said, “Carolyn and I worked together on many local public relations project, including United Cerebral Palsy, the March of Dimes and Providence Center. She was a gifted writer and an all-around professional. The Annapolis community has lost one of its PR stars.”Sullivan provided pro bono PR services to the community PR Bazaar for the last 15 years. Wendi Winters created and ran the PR Bazaar before her tragic death last summer in an attack on the Capital Gazette offices. The purpose of the event is to assist local non-profits and small business in getting their message in local media. Marc Apter said, “Carolyn had generously offered to work on the new Wendi Winters PR Bazaar set for June 3, 2019.”

Sullivan was a founding member of the Conflict Resolution Center and the Annapolis Film Festival. She was an integral part of the Annapolis YWCA. She fiercely advocated for human rights and thoroughly enjoyed world travel. She is a congregant of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Annapolis. Memorial donations may be made to the Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center, Annapolis Symphony, or the Lighthouse Shelter.

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