The National Black Public Relations Society held its annual conference and career fair in late October at Howard University and the Dupont Circle Hotel, installing new officers, discussing the PR profession and honoring members of the group.

Deborah K. Hyman, left, director of global communications for Verizon, officially accepted the position of president of the NBPRS from immediate past president Wynona Redmond during the conference.

Hyman, center in white, and Redmond, left, greet regional BPRS chapter presidents during the conference.

Author and PR pro Karen Taylor Bass, center, who served as a featured keynote speaker, is greeted by BPRS-New York chapter president Kisha Barton, left, and Hyman.