2016 PR Rising Stars Awards

PR News honored the most promising young leaders of PR at its 2016 Rising PR Stars 30 & Under awards luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on December 6, 2016. The event recognized the passionate young professionals who are making communications matter in the marketplace, every single day. Also recognized were the 2016 PR People Awards winners, the 2016 Diversity & Inclusion Awards honorees and the Top Places to Work in PR in 2016.

PR News Rising PR Stars 30 & Under 2016 Award Winners

PR News PR People Awards 2016
Winners and Honorable Mentions

Agency


Anne Baker

InkHouse Media & Marketing


Riva Budowsky

Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide


Margaret Clevenger

ScoutComms, Inc.


Chelsea Curley

John Guilfoil Public Relations LLC


Sasha Dookhoo

PAN Communications

Kimberly Dreisinger

The Bulleit Group


Amy Ferraro

Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide


Kate Goulding

Qorvis MSLGROUP

Matt Hensler

Blast Marketing & PR


Tim Hogan

CLS Strategies


Bailey Jacobs

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation


Janine Kamwene

APCO Worldwide


Eric Kokonas

Dittoe Public Relations


Laura Krebs Miller

Cashman and Associates

Joanna Leis

Finn Partners


Adriana Lopez

The Axis Agency

Michael Moroney

Story Partners




Amanda Passage

Lambert, Edwards & Associates


Natalie Poston

H+K Strategies


Joe Reed

Weber Shandwick


Jessica Sacco

John Guilfoil Public Relations LLC


Allison Schneider

Locust Street Group

Lina Skandalakis

Everywhere Agency


Gillian Small

Gillian Small Public Relations

Andrew Stoltzfus

Voce Communications/Porter Novelli


Caitlin Teahan

WE Communications

Dara Toulch

Ballantines PR


Tara Valenza

Bullfrog + Baum

Mollie Wagoner

Live Wire Media Relations, LLC

Corporation/Nonprofit



Gina Chinino

Cushman & Wakefield



Kathryn Deardorff

VISIT Milwaukee

Cait DeBaun

U.S. Travel Association


Sarah Erdman

U.S. Travel Association


LaToya Evans

Bank of America

Bridget Forney

Kiddie Academy


Amy Garvey

United Way of New York City

Jamie Glushon

Laurel & Wolf


T. Andrew Huddleston

International Union, UAW

Claire Hunter

Allstate Insurance Company


Grace Jones

Dayton Children's

Sarah McBride

Human Rights Campaign


Danielle Meister-Cohen

Samsung Electronics North America

Lliam Morrison

Frontier Communications


Bridget O'Neill

Elizabeth Arden


Madison Parks

Marriott International

Payal Patel

Navy Pier, Inc.


Dinorah Pena

Sundial Brands


Jessica Schaefer

Point72 Asset Management

Kelsey Scram

Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO)


Ryann Tanap

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness

Meg Taylor

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America



Katherine Wong

The Weather Company, an IBM Business


Jessica Zetzman

Case Foundation