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2016 PR People Award Winners Take Stage at PR News’ Winter Awards Luncheon

December 6th, 2016 by

The dedicated PR and communications professionals behind the best PR and marketing campaigns of the past year were honored on Dec. 6, 2016, at PR News’ Winter Awards luncheon, held at the historic National Press Club in Washington, D.C. At the luncheon PR News announced the winners of its 2016 PR People Awards in categories that included Brand Marketer of the Year, Spokesperson of the Year, Social Media Professional of the Year, Intern of the Year and Public Affairs Professional of the Year, among others.

2016 PR People Awards: Account Director or Supervisor of the Year

December 6th, 2016 by

Winner: Pouneh Lechner, Account Supervisor, Sterling Communications Pouneh Lechner treats her work as the account supervisor for Greenwave Systems’ account like a personal mission. Highlighting her achievements over the past year is like laying out… Continued

2016 PR People Awards: Community Relations Professional of the Year

December 6th, 2016 by

Winner: Jenna Thomas, Senior Director of PR and Social Media Marketing, Nebo Agency An innovator in the truest sense, Jenna Thomas is dragging PR out of the world of boilerplate, cookie-cutter press releases and irrelevant… Continued

2016 PR People Awards: Brand Marketer of the Year

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Winner: Janice Kapner, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, T-Mobile When it comes to brand communications in wireless—one of the nation’s most competitive industries—Janice Kapner is an unparalleled leader and innovator. Since arriving at T-Mobile in… Continued

2016 PR People Awards: Crisis Manager of the Year

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Winner: John Guilfoil, Principal, John Guilfoil Public Relations John Guilfoil has worked on notable campaigns that have effectively led clients through crisis situations and proven his ability as an effective crisis communicator. When the sexual… Continued

2016 PR People Awards: Digital Communications Leader of the Year

December 6th, 2016 by

Winner: Mollie Surratt, Senior Director of Public Relations, Social Media & Content Marketing, Mohawk Flooring Mollie Surratt is a pioneer in the practice of strategic public relations in the flooring industry and a leader in… Continued

2016 PR People Awards: Intern of the Year

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Winner: Jazmin Beltran, Cognito Jazmin Beltran joined Cognito as an intern in the spring of 2016. Previously she planned events for her on-campus organization, Eller Hispanic Honorary, in order to promote diversity and recognition for… Continued

2016 PR People Awards: Financial Communications Professional of the Year

December 6th, 2016 by

Winner: Laureen Ellison, VP, Head of Marketing & Communications, Pepperjam On Nov. 2, 2015, Laureen Ellison sequenced seven press releases in five minutes that announced the sale of eBay Enterprise, and the simultaneous creation of… Continued

2016 PR People Awards: Internal Communicator of the Year

December 6th, 2016 by

Winner: Sean Jamieson, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communication, Bank of America Sean Jamieson took the lead on two important projects designed to make Bank of America (BOA) simpler, safer and more straightforward. The first focused… Continued

2016 PR People Awards: Measurement Expert of the Year

December 6th, 2016 by

Winner: Angela Sinickas, CEO, Sinickas Communications, Inc. Angela Sinickas has been called a pioneer, guru, maven and even a diva of measurement. Her work in 32 countries has led to an international reputation for thought-leadership,… Continued