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Phill Yerby
Weber Shandwick

As the senior manager, client experience at Weber Shandwick, PRSA Maryland Chapter Board of Directors member Phill Yerby is the strategic account lead for clients across numerous industries including energy, telecommunications, insurance and travel.

Hometown: Washington, D.C.

Why did you choose a career in Communications/PR?
I chose a career in public relations because I’ve always been enamored with the news. In college, I took an intro to public relations course and decided to switch my concentration from broadcast journalism to public relations.

How has being a member of PRSA benefited you?
It’s been an excellent way to stay up-to-date all the amazing work being done by PR practitioners across the region.

Who is your role model and why?
My role model is Bill Atkinson. Bill was one of my first managers at Weber Shandwick and he fostered in me a tenacity for always delivering results for my clients.

Tennis, cooking, taking in as much live music as possible. I’m also a die-hard Washington Redskins fan. #HTTR

Best piece of advice received:
The devil is in the details.

Connect with Phill:
Follow Phill on Twitter @RealPhi11.

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