Awards

2014 PR People Awards: PR Team Leader

December 9th, 2014 by

Winner: Allison Falkenberry, Vice President of Brand & Corporate Communications, Rodale Inc. In her role as vice president of brand and corporate communications, Allison Falkenberry leads a team that develops the strategy and execution of… Continued

2014 PR People Awards: PR Professional of Year: Nonprofit/Association

December 9th, 2014 by

Winner: Lauren Lawson-Zilai,  Director of Public Relations and National Spokesperson, Goodwill Industries International Lauren Lawson-Zilai designs and directs the public relations strategy for Goodwill Industries International, a leading nonprofit provider of job training programs and… Continued

PR People Awards: PR Professional of the Year: Corporate

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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… Continued

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

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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… Continued

2014 PR People Awards: Media Relations Professional of the Year

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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… Continued

2014 PR People Awards: MARCOM Professional of the Year

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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… Continued

2014 PR People Awards: Internal Communicator of the Year

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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… Continued

2014 PR People Awards: Event Marketer of the Year

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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),… Continued

2014 PR People Awards: Digital Communications Leader of the Year

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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… Continued

2014 PR People Awards: Crisis Manager of the Year

December 9th, 2014 by

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… Continued