Will provide strategic outreach leadership to help support the visually impaired
PCI Director of Corporate Visibility Frances Reimers has been selected to join the Advisory Board of DC-based not-for-profit, the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB).
“We are honored to have Frances join our Advisory Board,” said CLB President and CEO Tony Cancelosi. “Every day the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind provides vital services for the blind and visually impaired so they can maintain their dignity and quality of life. Frances is an effective communicator and savvy networker who can help us draw attention to our mission; and I am delighted that she is committed to our cause.”
Reimers oversees strategic marketing and creative projects for PCI, an integrated marketing + creative production agency based in Alexandria, Virgina. PCI clients include the Washington Nationals, Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, Xcel Energy, and the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). Reimers also contributes to the company’s business and client development efforts, including the selection and management of its pro bono initiatives.
“Every seven minutes someone in America will become blind or visually impaired,” said Reimers. “Vision loss affects people at all stages of lives and the numbers of those seeking the services of the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind are ever increasing. I am honored to use my skillset and resources to help raise awareness to such an important cause”
Prior to joining PCI, Reimers served as the Communications & Programs Manager for Sister Cities International, where she led outreach for 135 partnerships worldwide and the marketing for a $7.5 million Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant for African infrastructure building. As Manager of ASAE’s Greater Washington Network, she implemented more than 100 educational and networking events yearly, and led volunteer creative projects.
Reimers is a sought-after speaker on marketing and event topics, and active with the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH). She served on the Board of Directors for the Young Nonprofit Network and Washington Women in Public Relations, and founded the Greater Washington Clothing Swap.