Bonnie Grant to be inducted into PPRA Hall of Fame

The Philadelphia Public Relations Association (PPRA) will induct Bonnie Grant, Executive Director of PHL Life Sciences, into the PPRA Hall of Fame. Date and time of the induction ceremony will be announced soon.

The PPRA Hall of Fame recognizes Public Relations professionals whose accomplishments have brought honor and recognition to the profession. The Award is the Philadelphia region’s most prestigious recognition of a public relations professional for his or her superior contributions to the public relations industry, the community, and the Philadelphia Public Relations Association.

As Executive Director of PHL Life Sciences, a division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, Grant is responsible for marketing Greater Philadelphia, ranked the second-largest life sciences sector in the country, as “America’s Life Sciences Meetings Destination.” In her role, she manages more than 60 regional life sciences leaders from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, leveraging common resources to enhance awareness of the region as a vibrant destination for life sciences meetings and conventions.

Grant’s previous work includes serving as Deputy City Representative for the City of Philadelphia under Mayors Rendell and Street.She has also served as director of communications and spokesperson for the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition, Philadelphia Eagles and Chestnut Hill College.

Grant’s PPRA roots run deep. She is a previous member of the PPRA Board of Governors, serving as president for the 2013-14 program year.

“It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized by my peers with the prestigious PPRA Hall of Fame Award,” said Grant. “I’m humbled to join the ranks of so many icons of the Public Relations industry in Philadelphia, and grateful for the opportunity.”

“Bonnie encouraged me to join PPRA,” said Danielle Cohn, PPRA Hall of Famer and Executive Director of Entrepreneurial Engagement at Comcast, one of her nominators. “She took me under her wing with an open mind and heart and was – and continues to be – one of the most collaborative partners I have ever met.”

A community leader who supports numerous worthy causes, Grant is also a breast cancer survivor, and has held positions with the Breast and Prostate Health Foundation, the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, and is past board member of The Wellness Community of Philadelphia.

A writer and actor, she is a board member of Random Acts of Theater, having written and produced the group’s 2005 Fringe Festival show “Still Blond, Still Here and Still a Wild Ride” as well as “Women Who Have Walked through the Fire,” a show about living with breast cancer.

Previous recipients are a virtual “who’s who” of Philadelphia public relations professionals. A complete list of Hall of Fame members may be found at

Sponsorship opportunities are available for then PPRA Hall of Fame Luncheon, when Grant will be inducted. Sponsorship levels range from $100 -$5,000 and customized packages are available by contacting

About the Philadelphia Public Relations Association (PPRA)

Founded in 1945, PPRA is the premier association for public relations professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area. With nearly 300 active members representing a diverse cross section of businesses and non-profit organizations—including arts and culture, film and television, education, government, healthcare, law, sports, science and technology, philanthropy, tourism and hospitality, and much more—PPRA is one of the region’s pre-eminent professional development organizations. To learn more about PPRA, visit