The Core Strategic Group launches Belmont Digital Media, which will offer clients online strategy, digital advertising and social intelligence services. Belmont began operations in late 2020, serving as the digital arm of projects for other CSG companies. Caroline Holman, based in Washington D.C., has joined CSG as president of the new company. With the addition of Belmont, the Core Strategic Group of companies now includes BadFish Media, C3 Public Strategies, Chariot Campaigns, Core Decision Analytics, FSB Public Affairs, KPA Strategies and The Core Management Company. “Belmont has already produced strong results for multiple projects, and we look forward to providing our clients with the strategies, analytics, and management to navigate the digital arena successfully,” said CSG president and CEO Jeff Flint.

Inez Kaiser
Inez Y. Kaiser

The Greater Kansas City chapter of the Public Relations Society of America marks the start of its 60th anniversary year by launching a $25,000 endowment fund in honor of Inez Y. Kaiser, who was the first Black woman to join PRSA in 1966. The Inez Y. Kaiser GKC-PRSA Memorial Scholarship Fund at Greater Kansas City Community Foundation will award scholarships to undergraduate college students starting in 2022. The chapter hopes to increase the size of the endowment by raising additional funds via a capital campaign. Born in Kansas City, Kansas in 1918, Kaiser founded Inez Kaiser & Associates in 1957, and in 1963 became the first Black woman to establish a national public relations firm in downtown Kansas City. “The establishment of this endowment is an important first step in the chapter’s D&I Strategic Plan,” said GKC/PRSA chapter president Alex Miller. More information and a donation link is available here.


Cornerstone Government Affairs is partnering with the Intelligence and National Security Foundation on “Diversity in National Security: Critical to Securing Our Nation at Home and Abroad,” a panel discussion on Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security will be the keynote speaker. Also scheduled to participate are Rita Sampson, chief of equal employment opportunity and diversity at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence; Wydnee Parker, national security advisor for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi; Lodriguez Murray, senior vice president of public policy and government affairs at the United Negro College Fund; and George MacArthur, vice president and portfolio manager at ManTech. “Intelligence agencies and the companies that support them need to consider how they can more effectively promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce that draws on the talents of all Americans who want to contribute to national security,” said INSF president Suzanne Wilson Heckenberg. To register for the online event, click here.