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2012 PR People Awards: PR Profesional of the Year — Corporate 

November 29th, 2012 by

Winner: Jon Harris Chief Communications Officer, Hillshire Brands In January 2012, when the Sara Lee Corporation separated into two publicly held companies, Jon Harris and his team at Hillshire Brands provided a cohesive message to… Continued

2012 Rising Stars of PR: Marianne Ortiz

November 29th, 2012 by

Marianne Ortiz Senior Account Manager, Profiles Over the past two years, Marianne Ortiz has risen from account executive to a senior manager at Profiles. Ortiz has generated and obtained media coverage for clients through the implementation… Continued

2012 Rising Stars of PR: Meredith Z. Avakian-Hardaway

November 29th, 2012 by

  Meredith Z. Avakian-Hardaway Public Affairs Specialist, DuPont Meredith Z. Avakian-Hardaway not only makes contributions daily in her role as the public affairs specialist at E.I. DuPont de Nemours (DuPont), she dedicates her time in the… Continued

2012 Rising Stars of PR: James O’Malley

November 29th, 2012 by

James O’Malley Manager, Analytics Group, Porter Novelli    Five years may not seem like a long career, but when the area of focus is social media analytics, not too many have been doing it longer than James… Continued

2012 PR People Awards: Digital Communications Leader of the Year

November 29th, 2012 by

Winner: Evan Kraus Executive Vice President, APCO Worldwide Although his particular area of specialty is clearly in the online space, Evan Kraus is a truly gifted corporate reputation strategist. He has led corporate reputation campaigns… Continued

2012 Rising Stars of PR: James Kelly

November 29th, 2012 by

James Kelly Manager of Business Communications, NASCAR James “Nick” Kelly is one of the driving forces behind strategic communications for NASCAR’s automotive and licensing businesses, which are accountable for approximately $30 million in annual revenue. Kelly… Continued

2012 PR People Awards: PR Team Leader of the Year

November 29th, 2012 by

Winner: Matt Motley Senior Vice President, Weber Shandwick Matt Motley’s superior relationships with clients led to the development and execution of several innovative campaigns in 2011. Under Motley’s leadership, RadioShack’s Trade & Save program, which… Continued

2011 PR News Hall of Fame: Melissa Waggener Zorkin

November 30th, 2011 by

CEO, President & Founder, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide In 1983, Waggener Zorkin formed an agency with business partner Pam Edstrom. Today, Waggener Edstrom has grown to more than 800 employees, a fact that Waggener Zorkin takes… Continued

2011 15-to-Watch: Olga Karagiannis

November 30th, 2011 by

Olga is the "voice of Hologic" for the local and trade press editors, senior leadership, luminaries, writers, customers, employees and investors.  She was a key player in the creation of the Hologic4Women Ning network, the… Continued

2011 15-to-Watch: Brad Chase

November 30th, 2011 by

Brad Chase is no stranger to leadership roles. Prior to becoming a partner at Capitol Media Partners in 2011, he oversaw all internal and external communications for DaVita, a Fortune 500 company with a market… Continued