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PR News Announces Winners of 2014 PR People Awards

PR News celebrated the winners and honorable mentions of its 2014 PR People Awards at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 9, 2014. | MORE »

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2014 PR People Awards: PR Student of the Year

Winner: Laura Plumb, Drake University Laura Plumb, a student at Drake University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications, has not waited for the launch of her post-collegiate, professional career to become a PR leader. As … | MORE »

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2014 PR People Awards: Publicist of the Year

Winner: Adrenna Alkhas, Marketing and Communications Director, Stanislaus County Fair Half a century ago, county fair organizers could count on the warming feel of a yearly ritual to draw huge, happy crowds and sponsors. In … | MORE »

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2014 PR People Awards: Spokesperson of the Year

Winner: David Daigle, Associate Director for Communications, Public Health Preparedness and Response, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dave Daigle is a nationally recognized expert on crisis and emergency risk communications. In 2014, Daigle … | MORE »

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2014 PR People Awards: Social Media Professional of the Year

Winner: Tim Haran, Director of Social Media, USANA Health Sciences The vast majority of Tim Haran’s social media content isn’t assigned, and two-thirds are the direct result of his enterprising nature. Haran has helped build … | MORE »

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2014 PR People Awards: Public Affairs/Government Communicator of the Year

Winner: Tim Ryan, General Manager at Sawyer Miller Weber Shandwick Across the Weber Shandwick network, Tim Ryan is the go-to expert when it comes to campaigns designed to help consumers make informed healthcare choices. He … | MORE »

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2014 PR People Awards: PR Team Leader

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 … | MORE »

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

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 … | MORE »

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PR People Awards: PR Professional of the Year: Corporate

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 … | MORE »

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

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 … | MORE »

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