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PR People Awards: PR Professional of the Year: Corporate

Winner: Chris LaPlaca, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, ESPN As ESPN’s senior vice president, corporate communications, Chris LaPlaca is responsible for the company’s worldwide internal, public and media relations strategies, including oversight of consumer, corporate … | MORE »

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2014 PR People Awards: PR Professional of the Year: Agency

Co-Winner: Christopher Penn, Vice President of Marketing Technologies, SHIFT Communications Christopher Penn is a veteran in the communication and technology industries with more than 15 years of experience guiding companies through the muddy waters of … | MORE »

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2014 PR People Awards: Media Relations Professional of the Year

Winner: Ronna Waldman, Health and Wellbeing Media Specialist, Marina Maher Communications In 2014, Ronna Waldman expanded the universe of traditional, digital and social media coverage beyond what anyone thought was possible for client P&G as … | MORE »

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2014 PR People Awards: MARCOM Professional of the Year

Winner: MaryBeth Vrees, Director of Customer Communications and Marketing, Pepco Holdings, Inc. MaryBeth Vrees co-led the major corporate reputation turnaround for Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI) with innovative strategies recognized nationally. As director of customer communications … | MORE »

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2014 PR People Awards: Internal Communicator of the Year

Winner: Debbie Helvig, Employee Engagement and Communications Executive, Bank of America Debbie Helvig leads enterprise communications and employee engagement for Bank of America. This includes oversight of company-wide internal communications; employee channels, including an intranet … | MORE »

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2014 PR People Awards: Event Marketer of the Year

Winner: Dan Hewitt, Vice President of Media Relations and Event Management, The Entertainment Software Association Dan Hewitt led the comprehensive, seamless approach to planning and promoting all aspects of the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), … | MORE »

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2014 PR People Awards: Digital Communications Leader of the Year

Winner: Danny Olson, Vice President, Consumer Marketing, Weber Shandwick Danny Olson embodies the 21st century PR/marketing professional. He’s a seasoned veteran of the industry who is just as comfortable chatting up CCOs as he is … | MORE »

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2014 PR People Awards: Crisis Manager of the Year

Winner: Cari Brunelle, Partner, Hellerman Baretz Communications Cari Brunelle’s integrity comes through fully in the pressure cooker of high-stakes, crisis situations. It is then, faced with difficult choices, that clients (and their advisers) can be … | MORE »

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2014 PR People Awards: Corporate Social Responsibility Leader

Winner: Ichiro Kawasaki, Associate Director, Leadership Communications/Corporate Responsibility Communications, KPMG US Ichiro Kawasaki has made a significant impact on KPMG’s visibility relative to the firm’s corporate responsibility efforts. As an associate director in KPMG’s corporate … | MORE »

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2014 PR People Awards: Brand Marketer of the Year

Winner: Andrew Bowins, Senior Vice President, Corporate & Digital Communications, MasterCard Andrew Bowins believes we are at the dawn of the Golden Age of PR but only if practitioners steer clear of content pollution. He … | MORE »

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