Aprill O. Turner. APR
Strategic Communications Professional
Turner Communications was formed by Aprill O. Turner, a seasoned public relations strategist with deep roots in the political world. Her portfolio includes working as press advisor for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), deputy press secretary for Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA), and communications director for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) and former Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY). She also has led media strategy for several local and national political campaigns. Her expertise includes message development, media training, crisis communications and public affairs.
Turner Communications, LLC, is where Aprill practices her motto, “public relations with a purpose” and enjoys advancing worthy causes. She has worked with: The NAACP, Education Post, The National Association of Black Journalists, Higher Heights for America, The National Alliance of Public Charter Schools, The Children’s Dental Health Project, Resilience Force, and Medgar Evers College’s Center for Law and Social Justice.
Aprill teaches public relations at Trinity Washington University and Montgomery College. She is on the Board of Directors for the Maynard Institute of Journalism Education, and she is the Awards & Recognition Chairwoman for the Public Relations Society of America, Washington, D.C. Chapter. Additionally, Aprill serves as the current President of the Audio/Visual Ministry at her church, the First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Upper Marlboro, MD. Aprill’s other memberships include: The National Public Relations Society of America, the National Press Club, the National Black Public Relations Society, The National Communications Association, ColorComm, and she a former board member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Aprill holds a bachelor's degree in legal communications from Howard University and a master's degree in political communication and fundraising from The George Washington University, and she is currently in the dissertation phase of her doctorate program in Strategic Communications at Regent University. Aprill has obtained her Accreditation in Public Relations (APR).
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