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Rosemary Weathers Burnham is founder and president of Rose Communications, an agency in Northern Kentucky that provides strategic public relations and marketing communications. Its clients include large corporations, private businesses, non profits and government agencies. She has more than 25 years of regional, national and international experience in communications and public relations. Rosemary was editorial page editor, columnist and reporter for The Kentucky/Cincinnati Post for 14 years. For her work, she was honored with the Kentucky Public Health Association Sara C. Stice Award, American Cancer Society Spirit of Hope Award and the Kentucky Press Association Community Service Award, among others. She was also a commentator on KET, a PBS affiliate. As executive advisor, director of communications and senior health policy specialist for the Kentucky Department of Insurance, Rosemary conducted statewide public forums on health insurance reforms and directed consumer education on insurance issues. She was involved in writing legislation on health insurance passed by the Kentucky General Assembly. As director of public relations for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Rosemary directed all public relations nationally and internationally, including for the orchestra’s tours to Europe and Asia, national TV shows on PBS and a national recording contract. Rosemary has served on the boards of the Kentucky Humanities Council, Women’s Crisis Center, Pro Seniors, Mental Health Association of Northern Kentucky, St. Elizabeth Medical Center Foundation and Thomas More College Foundation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Thomas More College. Rosemary lives on a farm in Boone County, Ky., with her husband, Robert Burnham, professor emeritus of architecture at the University of Cincinnati. They have three sons, the youngest a junior in college.