2015 Rising PR Stars (corporation and association): Kamari Guthrie, PR Manager, WeddingWire

Open-minded, creative, resourceful and intelligent, Kamari Guthrie is dedicated to success. She drives results with creative solutions, cross-functional integrations and data-driven opportunities. She is not only an advocate for her brand and customers but also for media.

Since joining the WeddingWire team in the fall of 2013, she has been an asset to clients, team, company and brand. She is a natural leader, glowing with positivity and personality and consistently focused on reaching her personal and professional goals.

Guthrie’s achievements are highlighted by her work, most recently, on the following campaigns: WeddingWire’s acquisition of Wedding Planner, SL, WeddingWire’s acquisition of GayWeddings.com during the most historic Pride month and Supreme Court ruling for marriage equality, and WeddingWire’s Just Said Yes campaign. Print, broadcast and online placements, with well over 200 million media impressions, include, but are not limited to: The Washington Post, re/Code, The Meredith Vieira Show, Mashable, BuzzFeed and USA Today.

Her management of WeddingWire's acquisition of GayWeddings.com and the subsequent historic Pride month activities and Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality were great achievements. In addition to acquisition opportunities, she generated buzz through a vow renewal to kick off Capital Pride with full broadcast coverage and national and international coverage of WeddingWire and GayWeddings' leadership as part of the US Supreme Court ruling in June. These events called for media relations, event planning logistics, internal and external communications and more.