Betty is accredited by the Public Relations Society of America. Her philosophy of client service is based in part on the Society’s Code of Professional Standards and “do good work, clients will follow.” Prior to founding Newberry, she was vice president of a Providence-based agency. Previously, she worked for several small and medium-sized agencies in Rhode Island and Massachusetts where she developed strong skills in all facets of public relations, copywriting, print production, and account management. She holds a bachelor of arts degree (1986, cum laude) in communications and theatre from Rhode Island College (Providence). Her academic and subsequent professional achievements led to her listing in college, business and international Who’s Who directories. Betty is a twice-past president of PRSA’s Southeastern New England chapter (1996 and 2002) and has served as assembly delegate, strategic planning and public relations committee chair for the chapter. She is current past chairman of the board of the East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce, a past president of the board for Literacy Volunteers-R.I., past president of East Providence/Seekonk Rotary Club, Board of Governors member and communications committee chair for the Hope Club, a member of the PRSA Counselor’s Academy, and a twice-past president of East Bay Toastmasters Club. She has earned the Advanced Toastmaster-Bronze (ATM-B) and Competent Leader (CL) designations from Toastmasters International. She is a published author of business/humorous articles in national periodicals, a public speaker and seminar leader on various topics, and an award-winning copywriter.
Candace has an Associate of Arts in Human Service Management, Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a diploma in Advanced Graphic Design. She has over fifteen years of experience in customer service and web design. Candace is proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Procreate, Constant Contact and is WordPress Certified. In her free time, Candace is a musician and serves as the front woman of the multi Grammy nominated "The Candace Brooks Band". Other musical accomplishments include Motif Music Award nominations in the categories of Best Female Vocalist (3 years in a row), Band of the Year, and won Album of the Year in 2008. In 2009, the band had nominations in the categories of Best Live Act, Best Album by Group, and won Band of the Year and Best Female Vocalist at the Limelight Magazine Music Awards.
Meet Our Mascot
Our mascot, Einstein, is an African Gray parrot who enjoys visiting the office and vocalizing. He particularly enjoys making the phone ring sound, saying “Yankees Suck,” laughing and causing trouble at office meetings!