Sherri Burr has been awarded New Mexico Press Women’s highest honor as recipient of the 2020 Communicator of Achievement award. Sherri survived a turbulent childhood to attend Mount Holyoke College, Princeton University, and Yale Law School. Elected President of New Mexico Press Women in 2018, she has led the organization through the pandemic, and was unanimously re-elected last year. After celebrating NMPW’s70th Anniversary in 2019, Burr had to cancel the 2020 conference and spearhead changes to the bylaws to permit online meetings and voting. Burr is a communicator of extraordinary depth, having been a law professor for close to 30 years, a columnist for The Albuquerque Tribune, and the author of over two dozen award-winning books and hundreds of articles. She also produced a television show and spearheaded the launch of a not-for-profit art gallery. In 2015, she received a Monticello Fellowship to work on Complicated Lives: Free Blacks in Virginia, 1619-1865, which, after being published in 2019, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in History. Sherri currently serves on the Authors Guild Foundation Board; the foundation educates and advocates for the rights of all authors.