First PRSA-NCC Sponsor Spotlight Shines in Crystal Penn from the U.S. Navy Memorial

Every month or so, we are going to highlight a chapter sponsor so you can learn more about them, and possibly connect with them as they have done so much to support our chapter. We want to thank Crystal R. Penn, Director of Events, US Navy Memorial, for being the first to be spotlighted. Here is the skinny:

Q: Tell us more about the US Navy Memorial and your role there:
Answer: The US Navy Memorial has been open for over 25 years in the Penn Quarter section of downtown D.C. The Memorial is a museum dedicated to people in the Military. This year we are celebrating “Year of the Coast Guard.” Each year the exhibit changes to honor a different part of our military branches. The Memorial also host over 600 events yearly including retirements, cocktail receptions, luncheons, conferences and movie screenings to name a few.

Q: How long has US Navy Memorial been involved with PRSA-NCC?
Answer: The US Navy Memorial has partnered with PRSA-NCC for several years now. We host many of their meetings on site at our location in our movie theater that seats 242 people. We have also hosted some workshops and smaller meetings in our conference room that seats about 30 people.

Q: Is there anything you want to tell our members about the US Navy Memorial that we may not know?
Answer: Every summer the Memorial holds free concerts on the plaza every Tuesday after Memorial Day till Labor Day at 7:30 p.m. Different sections of the Navy Band come out and perform.

Q: What do you like best about working with PRSA-NCC so far?
Answer: I like the networking opportunity and getting a chance to meet new people and see what other companies in the area have to offer.

Q: How can our members learn more, get more information about what US Navy Memorial has to offer?
Answer: Members can learn more about the Navy Memorial by checking out our website at If anyone is interested in hosting an event they can contact me directly at (202) 380-0716 or

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