Awards

2016 Rising PR Stars: Payal Patel, Public Relations Specialist, Navy Pier, Inc.

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The public relations representative for Navy Pier, Payal Patel has led the PR efforts on nearly a dozen major-scale events at the Pier, including its marquee events Winter WonderFest, New Year’s Eve, Neighborhoods of the… Continued

2016 Rising PR Stars: Natalie Poston, Account Supervisor, H+K Strategies

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Natalie Poston is both a consensus builder and the glue that binds the Chicago consumer marketing team at H+K Strategies. She captains her teams and assigns tasks that illustrate a clear vision for the company’s… Continued

2016 Rising PR Stars: Valerie Pritchard, Senior Digital Strategist, Makovsky

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Valerie Pritchard shines as a creative, collaborative, organized and social media-savvy advisor. She approaches problems strategically and handles difficult situations with professionalism and a positive attitude. Pritchard’s advice has improved her firm’s Twitter, Facebook and… Continued

2016 Digital PR Awards: Joe Reed, Digital Content Producer, Weber Shandwick

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At only 26, Joe Reed is a dynamic storyteller, producer, videographer and creative—one whose work has received a Grand CLIO, been shortlisted by the Cannes Lions, and scored honors from Digiday and the TELLYs. Reed… Continued

2016 Rising PR Stars: Rachel Racoosin, Senior Digital Strategist, LEVICK

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Rachel Racoosin is a strong advocate for integrating technology in the workplace. She has become a trusted advisor to LEVICK clients and agency partners, providing leadership and support throughout a campaign’s strategy and execution phases.… Continued

2016 Rising PR Stars: Chelsea Ruka, Account Executive, MSLGROUP

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Chelsea Ruka is a remarkable talent whose junior title, account executive, belies her talent, experience and achievements. She’s on a path straight to the top of the industry. Ruka is remarkably polished, productive and very… Continued

2016 Rising PR Stars: Allison Schneider, Director of Communications, Locust Street Group

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Allison Schneider is Locust Street Group’s (LSG) director of communications, a top member of the communications practice. Her expertise and instincts have quickly made her invaluable at LSG. She has been instrumental in providing crisis… Continued

2016 Rising PR Stars: Lina Skandalakis, Senior Account Strategist, Everywhere Agency

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Lina Skandalakis is a leader in the field of social media PR, as well as influencer marketing. She’s the senior account strategist at Everywhere Agency, a leading social media and influencer marketing firm that works… Continued

2016 Rising PR Stars: Andrew Stoltzfus, Senior Client Executive, Voce Communications/Porter Novelli

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Andrew Stoltzfus is an exemplary team member at Voce Communications/Porter Novelli. He has significant experience in traditional PR, crisis communications digital/social marketing and analytics, which he applies across every account he works with. Stoltzfus is… Continued

2016 Rising PR Stars: Caitlin Teahan, Senior Account Executive, WE Communications

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Caitlin Teahan is a force of nature. Her presence was felt from the moment she joined WE Communications a year ago. In one year, she’s managed to become a trusted advisor to teams across the agency,… Continued