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Party Photos: The PR Party in New York
At Light, 03.24.03

A whole lot of public relating was going on when joined forces with the Publicity Club of New York and Women Executives in Public Relations to host another PR Party, this time at the swank Manhattan nightspot Light.

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Cohostess Laurel Touby, founder of, and Carlos Brown, publicity manager for Altria Books and Washington Square Press.

Cohostess Lisa Kovitz, from Women Executives in Public Relations, had to leave early.

The room at Light was sunken, dim, and trés elegante.

Christine Tash, corporate design manager at The Associated Press; Jack Stokes, media relations manager at the AP; and Russell Datz of Russell Communications.

Richard Wuchte of Business Wire, Jessica Monchik of Lifestyle Ventures Publications, Lisa Rayman of Getty Images, Allison Greenwood of Business Wire, and Ryan Leverenz of Lane Marketing Communications.

Jessica Rosario of Yakpak, Leda Beluche of Marc Anthony Productions, Shirley Annan of Women's Venture Fund, and Soroya Pottinger of Women's Venture Fund.

Joe Cohen and Jessica Lascar, both of the MWW Group.

PR man Alan Fox and Kerri Parrott of Burrelle's.

"I'm going to bug you 'til you're silent," threatened cohostess Laurel Touby, joined on stage by cohost Peter Himler, managing director at Burson-Marsteller and president of the Publicity Club of New York.

Freelance writer Agnes Birnbaum.

Hitachi's Naomi Isogai, freelancer Alicia Dopico, and Jennifer Chu of Goldman Sachs.

PR sisters: Alina Hauptman, beauty publicist, and Lara Hauptman, marketing and publicity for BMW of Manhattan.


Photographs by Jesse Oxfeld.

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