Budding AVIAN talent recognized as PR Rising Star ‘honoree’

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August 28, 2014

With attributes like leadership, ingenuity and passion, AVIAN LLC’s Liz Mildenstein is leading the field for millennial public relations professionals.

This month, Mildenstein became an honoree of the 2014 Public Relations Rising Star Awards.

Rising Star Awards recognize accomplished PR up-and-comers aged 30 and under who are practicing communications professionals in a corporation, PR firm, nonprofit/association, educational institution, government organization or industry supplier.

Mildenstein serves as part of AVIAN’s Information and Multimedia Services (AIMS) division that provides communications support to Navy and Marine Corps customers at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland. She is currently supporting the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 and EA/18G Program Office as their lead communications/multimedia specialist.

“Liz is pro-active, detail-oriented and dedicated to delivering top notch products and services to her customer,” said Julie Lemmon, AIMS lead communications/multimedia specialist for the U.S. Navy’s Air-to-Air Missiles Program Office and Mildenstein’s former teammate. “I can’t think of an individual more deserving of a Rising Star Award.”

Mildenstein and fellow AIMS team members work closely with military and government senior leadership and the government public affairs officer to provide consistent messaging from the program including: media queries, talking points for interviews and public appearances, press releases, feature stories and infographics. In addition, AIMS provides special event support for ceremonies, military changes of command and award ceremonies.

“Although Liz is considered ‘young,’ as the award dictates, she has the expertise and confidence of individuals who have been in the communications field for decades,” Lemmon said.

Mildenstein was inspired to pursue a career in communications as a war correspondent after the horrific attacks of 9/11.

A graduate of Frostburg State University, Mildenstein received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications and has worked for several defense contractors over the past seven years supporting the Department of Defense.

Sixty individuals were selected as Rising Star PR professionals in 2013. Finalists for 2014 will be notified in November and honored at the Rising PR Stars Awards luncheon in Washington D.C. this December.


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Tara N. Strickland

Director of Communications