Keynote Speaker
Emily Lenzner
VP, Global
Atlantic Media

PR News will celebrate the first class of honorees for the Diversity in PR Awards program at a luncheon on March 15, 2016 from 12 to 2:30 p.m. at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C. These are the organizations that took chances, made incredible strides and understand the power of diversity in communications—join us in celebrating them.

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PR News will honor the finalists for the Nonprofit PR and CSR Awards alongside the Diversity Awards honorees at the Spring Awards Luncheon. View the complete list of Nonprofit finalists online now, as well as the finalists for the CSR Awards.

The luncheon will also feature a keynote presentation from Emily Lenzner, VP, global communications for Atlantic Media and one of PR News' 2016 Top Women in PR. In her  presentation, “The Spirit of Generosity: When PR Gets Personal," Lenzner will explore how PR pros' innate skills and experience can make a difference in people’s lives. She will also talk about her experience representing the families of Americans held hostage in Syria.

12 - 2:30 p.m.
The National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW #1300, 
Washington, D.C. 20045

Traveling to D.C. for the luncheon? Here is a list of hotels near the National Press Club.

Don't forget to reserve your congratulatory ad in the Spring Luncheon Event Program Guide! For more information regarding placing an ad, please contact Account Executive Lindsay Silverberg at

Thanks to Our Sponsors:

 3BL Media      Aflac Logo-MASTER

To sponsor this event, contact Lindsay Silverberg at

Per Person Rate Early Bird rate (ends Feb. 26): Regular Rate:
Awards Luncheon Only $499 $499
Awards Luncheon & Business Leadership Boot Camp
$1,469 $1,569
Group Rate Early Bird Rate (Ends Feb. 26) Regular Rate:
Awards Luncheon & Business Leadership Boot Camp $1,419 $1,519
Awards Luncheon Table of Ten (Priority Seating)
$4,999 $4,999

Questions? Contact Rachel Scharmann at

PR News will hold a PR Business Leadership Boot Camp, which will take place the day before the Spring Awards Luncheon on March 14, 2016. This full-day, interactive event will give you an understanding of the business management techniques necessary to make your PR efforts a successful venture. Two-day packages are available for this event along with the Spring Awards Luncheon.

Why Should I Book a Table?

By reserving a table at PR News' Spring Awards Luncheon, you will ensure that your team will be able to sit together as we celebrate the honorees with priority seating at the front of the room. Seating at the luncheon is first come, first serve only without table reservations, so by securing a table your team will bypass the line and snag one of the best seats in the house. With a table sponsorship, you'll receive priority seating, as well as added exposure with your company's logo in the event program guide. For questions on booking a table, contact Jessica Placencia at

PR News' Diversity in PR Awards Honorees

Organizations of Year

  • Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
  • C+C
  • Concepts, Inc.
  • Consumer Reports
  • Covered California
  • Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
  • Etched Communication
  • Food Lion
  • Hill+Knowlton Strategies
  • Institute for Multicultural Counseling and Education Services
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
  • MillerCoors
  • The California Endowment
  • The Entertainment Software Association
  • The LAGRANT Foundation
  • Weber Shandwick
  • White Martins

Individuals of the Year

  • Catherine Hernandez-Blades, Aflac
  • Jan Jones Blackhurst, Caesars Entertainment
  • Elena Chavez, Consumer Reports
  • Donna Allen, VisitNorfolk
  • Gail L. Moaney, APR, Finn Partners
  • Angela Carrasco, Havas PR North America
  • Rebecca Ballard, Hill+Knowlton Strategies
  • Ronald W. Wong, Imprenta Communications Groups
  • Kelli Watson, MillerCoors
  • Judith Harrison, Weber Shandwick

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