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2010 PR People Awards: Public Affairs Professional of the Year

Winner: Marguerite Tortorello SVP, Public Affairs, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America Marguerite Tortorello leads advocacy initiatives and reputation management at PCI through traditional and social media, grassroots efforts and strategic positioning. Her recent efforts have … | MORE »

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2010 15-to-Watch (Agency): Taline Kundakji

Taline Kundakji Vice President, Marina Maher Communications A high-performing, high-achieving and high-energy PR professional, this year Taline Kundakji was promoted to the role of vice president after joining Marina Maher Communications in September 2008. For … | MORE »

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2010 PR Hall of Fame: Lou Rena Hammond

Lou Rena Hammond, Chairman/Founder, Lou Hammond & Associates Lou Rena Hammond has transformed a three-employee, three-client company into an award-winning, independent marketing communications agency with 40 employees and more than 40 prestigious travel, home decor, … | MORE »

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2010 PR People Awards: Speechwriters of the Year

Co-Winner: Steve Soltis Director, Leadership Communications, The Coca-Cola Company A caffeinated Coke may be necessary to fuel Steve Soltis’ prolific speechwriting; he wrote more than 95 speeches in 2009 for Coca-Cola chairman Muhtar Kent, including key … | MORE »

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2010 15-to-Watch (Corporate/Nonprofit): Amanda Hebert

Amanda Hebert Publicist, Corporate Communications, Scholastic Inc. Since joining Scholastic in 2008, Amanda Hebert’s talent for coming up with innovative ideas and creating compelling stories has made her an asset to the corporate communications team. … | MORE »

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2010 PR People Awards: Measurement Expert/PR Analyst of the Year

Winner: Tim Marklein Executive VP, Measurement & Strategy, Weber Shandwick San Francisco When Tim Marklein noticed clients and agency colleagues drowning in data as they sought to measure communications programs, he decided to throw them a … | MORE »

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2010 15-to-Watch (Agency): Patrick Kerley

Patrick Kerley Senior Digital Strategist, Levick Strategic Communications As a senior staffer on the late Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens’ communications team, Patrick Kerley developed and implemented online strategies aimed at containing reputational damage and growing … | MORE »

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2010 PR Hall of Fame: Diane Gage Lofgren

Diane Gage Lofgren, SVP, Brand Strategy, Communications and Public Relations, Kaiser Permanente Through academic, professional, industry and community successes, Diane Gage Lofgren embodies a rare combination of inspired strategist and engaged leader. At Kaiser Permanente, … | MORE »

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2010 PR People Awards: Intern of the Year

Winner: Helen Havlak Euro RSCG Worldwide In the course of her internship with Euro RSCG Worldwide PR’s Newsengine U, Helen Havlak distinguished herself above and beyond the normal requirements of her position. She demonstrated a broad … | MORE »

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2010 15-to-Watch (Corporate/Nonprofit): Kristy Guerra

Kristy Guerra Communications Specialist, Bausch + Lomb Kristy Guerra started as a college intern at Bausch + Lomb and now serves a critical role on its global corporate communications team. She is the content owner … | MORE »

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