National COA To Virginian

                Virginians at the NFPW conference with Communicator of Achievement, Cynthia Price

Oct. 1, 2012 – “If you are not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.” That is a philosophy lived by the 2012 National Federation of Press Women Communicator of Achievement, who hails from Virginia.

Cynthia Price of Glen Allen, Virginia was named the 2012 NFPW Communicator of Achievement during the organization’s annual conference, held this year in Scottsdale, Ariz. NFPW is a nationwide organization of professional women and men pursuing careers across the communications spectrum.

The Communicator of Achievement award is the highest honor bestowed by NFPW upon those members who have distinguished themselves within and beyond their field. The recipient, chosen from nominees selected by state affiliates, is recognized for exceptional achievement in the communications field, as well as service to NFPW and to the community.

Price served as president of NFPW from 2009-2011. She also was co-director of the 2007 national conference. She also served as president of Virginia Press Women from 2004-2006. VPW honored her with its Distinguished Service Award in both 2004 and 2007.

Price is director of communications for ChildFund International, a global child development organization. She previously served as spokesperson for the Richmond Police Department for more than 10 years. She also launched a business magazine for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and was a reporter for newspapers in Pennsylvania and Virginia. She also taught at Virginia Commonwealth University for a decade.

She serves on the Virginia Mentoring Partnership Board and on the board of the Friends of Twin Hickory Library.  

VPW nominator Gail Kent of Newport News, Va. said of Price, “From her personal, community, professional and public life, this leader challenges herself to grow and stretch as a person. Throughout her life, she has found ways to make a difference in the lives of others – whether covering issues as a community journalist, raising funds for vulnerable children in 31 countries around the world or invigorating presswomen with an unexpected presidency.”