Nancy L. Farwell Of Haddonfield, NJ, passed away Nov. 4, 2018, age 74 yrs. Beloved daughter of the Late Warrren and Mary (Zaniboni) Farwell. Sister to Beverly A. Woulfe of Pennsburg, PA, brother, Richard of Hanover MA. and step sister Judy Cook of Albuquerque, NM. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and her beloved cat Charlie.
Nancy worked for more than 15 years at Anne Klein Communications Group (AKCG) in Mount Laurel,NJ, where she served as senior vice president and chief operating officer.
Farwell joined AKCG in the spring of 1990 as vice president. Prior to joining the PR firm, she had more than 20 years of experience including corporate and marketing communications, media and employee relations, financial communications, crisis communications, strategic planning, spokesperson training, advertising and sales promotion.
Farwell operated her own public relations counseling firm for three years. Previously, Farwell served five years as assistant vice president of communications for Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company,Philadelphia. Before that, she spent nine years with Colonial Penn Group, Phila., as manager of public and press relations and director of employee relations. Earlier in her career, Farwell worked for Hawthorne Advertising, a Colonial Penn subsidiary. Because of her expertise in employee communications, she worked on agency programs for Rhone-Poulenc, Allied Signal and Rohm & Haas. Her extensive experience in community relations helped clients such as New Jersey-American Water and Lonza, Inc.
She received many honors and awards including Gold Quill Awards from the International Association of Business Communicators, Pepperpot Awards from the Philadelphia chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), including a Best of Show for AKCG client Lonza in 1990, plus several awards of Excellence from the Art Directors Club of Philadelphia. Farwell was named a Super Communicator of the 80s by the Philadelphia Chapter of Women in Communications. She was instrumental in helping AKCG receive a PRSA Silver Anvil Award of Merit.
As a volunteer, Farwell served on the board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Philadelphia and was active in the Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Farwell was a member of Philadelphia’s Forum of Executive Women and was named to the Pennsylvania Honor Roll of Women for distinguished community service. She also was a member of the Public Relations Society of America and the Philadelphia Public Relations Association.
Relatives and friends are invited to the Graveside Services Saturday Nov. 10th at 12:45 PM at Locustwood Mem. Pk. 1500 Marlton Pk. Rt. 70,Cherry Hill,NJ. Contributions in her memory may be made to www.ASPCA.org