Lonelle G. Walls                   Inducted 1995 - Class of 1968

Professional accomplishments

* Current president of Walls & Associates, a Washington, D.C., public relations/public affairs agency

* Former vice president and manager of the Washington, D.C, office of Hill & Flowers Public

   Relations Inc., a Chicago-based public relations firm

* Former director of media relations and special projects for the Office of the Secretary of the

   Department of Transportation in the nation's capital

* 1990 campaign communications director and press secretary for the District of Columbia's

   Republican mayoral candidate, the late Maurice Tumer

* Decade of experience in fields of health care public affairs and public relations, including stints as

   news bureau director for the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C ; media

   relations officer for Washington. D.C.'s Greater Southeast Community Hospital and media

   relations manager for Fairfax Hospital

* Created the Children's health News Network, which broadcasts weekly radio news feeds on

   pediatric health care topics

* Former media relations specialist for the American Red Cross National Headquarters in Washington, D.C., from 1979 to 1982

* Public relations director of American Red Cross Toledo chapter in 1979

* Reporter for the TOLEDO BLADE and ATLANTA DAILY WORLD

* Contributing writer for DOLLARS & SENSE and BLACK BELT magazines

* President for more than eight years for the Capital Press Club, the oldest African American press organization in the nation

* Member of the National Association of Black Journalists

Personal achievements

* Third Degree in Black Belt in the Burmese martial art of Bando

* Three-time national light-heavyweight kick boxing champion

* Bachelor of Arts degree in history and English and Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Ohio University

 

High school endeavors

"The most important events were my being elected sophomore and senior class president. It taught me the value of leadership -- something that has helped me my entire life. Also, it taught me that despite obstacles, you can be and do anything if you set your mind to it. "

 

Family ties

* Daughter, Tammy Lloyd

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