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On November 30 at the Awards luncheon at The National Press Club in D.C., PR News saluted the winners and honorable mentions of the PR People Awards, 15-to-Watch list of up-and-coming stars in PR and the Top Places to Work in PR. This must-attend event honored the outstanding PR professionals and organizations across all areas of PR.  View Honorees!

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The luncheon took place on November 30 after the morning PR News Media Relations 2.0 Workshop and a day prior to the Facebook Conference on December 1. All three events were held at the National Press Club, in Washington, D.C.

Hotel Room Block:
PR News arranged a room block at The Willard Washington, D.C., for
$329 a night.

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Luncheon Registration:
Nov. 30

 

Per Person$475
Table of 10$4,750

 

Luncheon Package Options with Media Relations Workshop and/or Facebook Conference:
Nov. 30 & Dec. 1

 Per Person Group
(2 or more)
Luncheon & Media Relations Workshop $725 $699
Luncheon & Facebook Conference $1,270 $1,120
Luncheon, Workshop & Conference $1,650 $1,550

 

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PR News' PR People Awards
PR News’ 15-to-Watch
Top Places to Work in PR

PR News' PR People Awards Finalists

Hall of Fame

  • John Deveney - Deveney Communications
  • Richard Edelman - Edelman
  • Roger Frizzell - PG&E 
  • Mary Henige - General Motors
  • Dave Senay - Fleishman-Hillard
  • Melissa Waggener Zorkin - Waggener Edstrom Worldwide

 

Account Director/Supervisor of Year

  • Kelly Cacioppo - Marina Maher Communications
  • Jamie Castaldo - Hunter PR
  • Julie Harkavy Fisher - Weber Shandwick
  • Pattie Sullivan - Euro RSCG Worldwide PR

 

Agency Account Manager of the Year

  • Mark Martin - Waggener Edstrom Worldwide
  • Emily Schwartz - GolinHarris
  • Jody Sunna - Euro RSCG Worldwide PR
  • Emilie Valle - Cone Inc.

 

Blogger of the Year

  • Steve Cody - Peppercom
  • Janet Helm - Weber Shandwick
  • Ken Makovsky - Makovsky + Company
  • Steve Rubel - Edelman
  • Careen Winters - MWW Group

 

Brand Marketer of the Year

  • Leslie Campisi - Affect Strategies
  • Nicole Esposito - Full Picture
  • Michael Manzo - Openet Telecom
  • Ambre Morley - Novo Nordisk

 

Corporate Social Responsibility Leader

  • Paul Massey - Weber Shandwick
  • Marilee McInnis - Southwest Airlines
  • Patrice Smith - Kaiser Permanente
  • Kim Zimmer - Goodwill Industries International Inc.

 

Crisis Manager of Year

  • Jill Allread - Public Communications Inc.
  • Dallas Lawrence - Burson-Marsteller
  • Dan Macuga - USANA Health Sciences
  • Cindy Sanders - WellPoint
  • Chris Vary - Weber Shandwick

 

Digital Communications Leader of Year

  • Jeff Beringer - GolinHarris
  • Sam Ford - Peppercom
  • Jared Hendler - MWW Group
  • Sarah Hofstetter - 360i
  • Evan Kraus - APCO Worldwide
  • Chris Perry - Weber Shandwick
  • Holly Potter - Kaiser Permanente

 

Investor Relations/Financial Communications Exec of Year

  • Barb Iverson - Weber Shandwick
  • Keith Mabee - Dix & Eaton

 

Media Relations Professional of Year

  • Danielle Cass - Kaiser Permanente
  • Alison Croyle -  JetBlue Airways
  • Kristy Finch - Alpaytac
  • Erin Howard - Peppercom
  • Barry Nelson - John Deere
  • Mandy Treeby - Tide Brand, Procter & Gamble

 

PR Professional of the Year – Agency

  • Ann Barlow - Peppercom
  • Sandra Fathi - Affect Strategies
  • Huma Gruaz - Alpaytac
  • Kathleen Henson - Henson Consulting
  • Ed James - Gibson Guitars
  • Grete Lavrenz - Carmichael Lynch Spong
  • Marian Salzman - Euro RSCG Worldwide PR

 

PR Professional of the Year – Corporate

  • Heather Mitchell - Unilever
  • Debra Lynn Ross - APP Pharmaceuticals
  • Matthew Samson - Huntington National Bank
  • Kim Titus - Samsung

 

PR Team Leader

  • Kristin Binns - WellPoint
  • Kris Garvey - Weber Shandwick
  • Amber Meredith - Marina Maher Communications
  • Ana Nennig - Euro RSCG Worldwide PR
  • Jody Venturoni - Weber Shandwick
  • Brett White - MWW Group

 

Public Affairs Professional of Year

  • Mike Hotra - APCO Worldwide
  • Karen Oliver - Porter Novelli
  • Suzanne Zurn - Waggener Edstrom Worldwide

 

Publicist of the Year:

  • Joseph Cohen - MWW Group
  • Jessica Kleiman - Hearst Magazines
  • Stan Rosenfield - Stan Rosenfield & Associates
  • Phil Zimmerman - Jeopardy!/CBS Television Distribution

 

Social Media Professional of Year

  • Bonin Bough -  PepsiCo
  • Stacy DeBroff - Mom Central
  • Meredith Chapman - University of Delaware
  • Vince Golla - Kaiser Permanente
  • Tim Haran - USANA Health Sciences
  • Ashley Howland - Baylor Health Care System
  • Greg Swan - Weber Shandwick

 

PR News' 15-to-Watch in PR 2011

Corporate and Nonprofit:

  • Caitlin Andrews, Policy Resolution Group at Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
  • Erin-Marie Beals, EMD Serono Inc.
  • Esteban Contreras, Samsung Electronics America
  • Jennifer Ecclestone, General Motors
  • Olga Karagiannis, Hologic
  • Jacalyn Lee, XO Group Inc.
  • Anna Lingeris, The Hershey Company
  • Karen Nichols, DIAGEO
  • Ashley Roth, Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board
  • Elizabeth Rowland, Pinnacle Foods
  • Amy Savicky-Injaian, Wells Fargo & Company
  • Jaime Soper, PepsiCo
  • Sarah Swensson, Orange County Transportation Authority
  • Michael Trupo, United States Department of Labor
  • Julia Zamorska, iolo technologies

 

Agency:

  • Lauren Begley, Peppercom
  • Dawn Brun, Porter Novelli Atlanta
  • Nell Callahan, SKDKnickerbocker
  • Brad Chase, Capitol Media Partners
  • Brian Conway, Weber Shandwick Dallas
  • Lauran Driver, WCG
  • Kelly Hamor, Weber Shandwick Seattle
  • Kelly Kalmar, Euro RSCG Worldwide PR
  • Ryan Kuresman, APCO Worldwide
  • Elizabeth Osborn, Hager Sharp
  • Caitrin O'Sullivan, Burson-Marsteller
  • Sarah Pfeiffer, Marina Maher Communications
  • David J. Semanoff, Quinn & Co. Public Relations
  • Radha Ahlstrom-Vij, Gutenberg Communications
  • Jamie Watt Arnold, Profiles Inc.

 

 

PR News' Top Places to Work in PR 2011

Corporations:

  • Discovery Communications
  • USANA Health Sciences 
  • EMD Serono
  • International Paper 
  • Northwestern Mutual 

Nonprofits:

  • AICPA (American Institute of CPAs)
  • American Heart Association
  • charity: water
  • National Education Association
  • The Methodist Hospital System 

Agencies:

  • Affect Strategies
  • Coyne Public Relations
  • Flowers Communications Group 
  • Ketchum
  • Linhart Public Relations
  • Marina Maher Communications
  • Ogilvy PR Worldwide
  • The OutCast Agency
  • SpeakerBox Communications
  • Waggener Edstrom Worldwide

 

Luncheon Registration:
Nov. 30

 

Per Person$475
Table of 10$4,750

 

Luncheon Package Options with Media Relations Workshop and/or Facebook Conference:
Nov. 30 & Dec. 1

 Per Person Group
(2 or more)
Luncheon & Media Relations Workshop $725 $699
Luncheon & Facebook Conference $1,270 $1,120
Luncheon, Workshop & Conference $1,650 $1,550

 

 

Awards Luncheon Location:
National Press Club
529 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20045
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Hotel Room Block-Rate Ends Nov. 8:
PR News has arranged a room block at The Willard Washington, DC, for $329 a night.
Go here to book your room, using code: MOJ.

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