Henderson Cox LLC is a Washington, DC, based PR and Event Management firm that offers a full array of customized services for corporate clients including conference/event management, social marketing, program development, and speaker management. Henderson Cox partners have over 30 years of combined experience working with business leaders/CEOs, senior government officials, and media. We have premier partnerships in the hotel, travel, and entertainment industries and are dedicated to consistently delivering the “Best Of”.
Erica Smedley Cox, Partner
After graduating with a degree in political science from Towson University, Erica worked for a non-profit association as Meetings and Exhibition Manager. Seeking an environment with more international exposure, Erica accepted a position as Education Associate for the World Presidents Organization (WPO), quickly being promoted to Education Manager. While working with high-profile speakers and planning world-class educational events for global business leaders, Erica became a sought-after expert in program development, diplomatic protocol, public relations and advance/security detail management.
During eight years with the organization, Erica worked closely with her WPO counterpart, Heather E. Henderson. In 2008, after successfully collaborating on an event for a private client, they decided to combine their talents and energy to start their own public relations/event management firm.
Erica remains active in association management, heading up the education department of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). She is the busy mother of three, who stays focused and involved in public relations and politics through her activities with Henderson Cox LLC.
Heather E. Henderson, Partner Emeritus
Heather moved to Washington, DC after graduating from the University of Michigan with a degree in History and minor in Mathematics (a combination that makes for great cocktail conversation). She began her career working for a start-up membership organization of CEOs, diving right in by planning all aspects of their first Annual Conference.
Building on this experience, Heather was hired as the Event Manager for the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization (now EO) before developing extensive international experience during her nine years with the World Presidents’ Organization (WPO), ultimately being promoted to Senior Manager for International Events.
At WPO, she not only became a specialist in event operations and management, but often worked closely with Erica Smedley Cox, who she discovered was the Right half of her Left brain. After leaving WPO in 2008, they created Henderson Cox LLC, a company that combined the best of their abilities and interests.