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Linda Pavlik

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Linda PavlikLinda Pavlik has amassed more than 30 years as a communications specialist. Pavlik established Pavlik and Associates on February 1, 1983, specializing in media relations, public policy development, and creating synergisms among entities in the public and private sectors. Consensus building and research facilitation is among her strengths.

In 2001, she established a strong professional presence in Austin, TX that provides public affairs consulting for companies and public entities on a state-wide basis. In 2005, Pavlik began consulting on complicated energy and environmental matters.

Prior to forming her own company, Pavlik was vice president/general manager of another Texas-based public relations/advertising company. She established the first Fort Worth/Tarrant County news bureau for the Dallas Times Herald with the responsibility for news gathering for round-the-clock cycles of the major regional daily.

Pavlik's other newspaper experience includes five years at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram where she was a political writer and investigative reporter. Star-Telegram editors nominated her for the Pulitzer Prize two consecutive years, and she won numerous state and national awards for investigative reporting and public service in journalism. She was also owner/publisher of a community newspaper for three years.

In October 2006, Pavlik was honored as a Distinguished Alumna of the University of Oklahoma’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Active in numerous civic and professional activities, she was named Outstanding Woman in the Workplace by Fort Worth's Commission on the Status of Women in 1996 and one of Tarrant County's Most Influential Businesswomen by The Business Press in 1997 and 1998. She was the recipient of the 1999 Juneteenth Freedom Seeker's Award and the YWCA's 1998 Leadership Award. She was a founding director of Hearing Health Institute, a former director and secretary of the North Texas Area March of Dimes and a director of the Central Area Council and the North Area Council of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. As vice president of the Tarrant County Hospital District's board of managers, Pavlik led a successful effort to establish the county's first satellite pediatric clinic. She has held volunteer posts as a chairman of the Fort Worth Neighborhood Watch Program, a director of the Adolescent Pregnancy Advisory Committee for the Fort Worth Independent School District, a director of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tarrant County, a director of the Cassata Learning Center, a director of the Tarrant County Criminal Restitution Program Advisory Council, a member of the Public Responsibility Committee of the Fort Worth State School and member of the Financial Advisory Board for Youth as Resources (YAR).

Pavlik is a past president of the Board of Directors of Communities In Schools and is a past president of the YWCA of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, a past corresponding secretary of the Sickle Cell Disease Association, a past president of the League of Women Voters of Tarrant County, a past president of the Fort Worth Senior Citizens Fair, Inc., a former director of the Altrusa Club of Fort Worth, a past president and second vice president of the Fort Worth chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, a charter member of the Fort Worth chapter of Public Relations Society of America and a past secretary of the Texas Association of Business, Tarrant County.

There is literally no community service organization or effort with which she has not been involved in either a leadership or support role over the past several decades. Her commitment to the community and the North Texas region as a whole provides her unsurpassed opportunities to link people and businesses together and to help them communicate in mutually beneficial ways.