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2011 15-to-Watch: Kelly Kalmar

When Kelly Kalmar wasn’t volunteering to help the city of Pittsburgh win the bid to be the 2012 host city of the One Young World global youth leadership summit, a Euro RSCG initiative, she was … | MORE »

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2011 PR People Awards – Publicist of the Year

Winner: Phil Zimmerman Senior Publicist, Jeopardy!/CBS Television Distribution Answer: This man vs. machine TV event became one of Jeopardy!’s most publicized events in its 27-year history. Question: What is Jeopardy! The IBM Challenge. Phil Zimmerman’s … | MORE »

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2011 PR News Hall of Fame: Mary Henige

Director, Social Media & Digital Communications, General Motors To say that Mary Henige has seen it all at General Motors would not be an overstatement. It’s been 25 years since Henige began her career as … | MORE »

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2011 15-to-Watch: Esteban Contreras

Samsung’s social media manager since January 2010, Esteban Contreras leads strategy and management of the brand’s social platforms. Contreras maintains his own informative blog—estebancontreras.com—featuring interviews social media heavy hitters like CitiBank’s Frank Eliason and Buddy … | MORE »

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2011 15-to-Watch: Dawn Brun

29-year-old Dawn Brun took client HP’s Innovation Summit to heart by developing a “custom cupcake experience” that allowed attendees to personalize cupcakes online, and then receive those personalized cupcakes with packaged QR codes showing how … | MORE »

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2010 15-to-Watch (Corporate/Nonprofit): Megan Wright

Megan Wright Communications Representative, Oncor Electric Delivery Handling everything from on-camera crisis communications to conceiving and implementing high-profile, massive budget projects for a utility provider to 7 million people, Megan Wright is a pioneer in … | MORE »

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2010 PR People Awards: Lemonade Maker

Winner: David Siroty VP of North American Communications, Coldwell Banker It’s been a challenging year for many real estate professionals, but David Siroty has made lemonade from lemons with a campaign to reframe the discussion of … | MORE »

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2010 15-to-Watch (Corporate/Nonprofit): Laura Dunn

Laura Dunn Communications Consultant, Kaiser Permanente In only two years with Kaiser Permanente, Laura Dunn’s responsibilities have expanded from handling media relations to managing public relations in a much broader sense. She has helped spearhead … | MORE »

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2010 PR People Awards: Investor Relations Professionals of the Year

Co-Winner: Claire Koeneman President of MWW Group’s Financial Relations Board Claire Koeneman’s ability to analyze macro-economic trends months and even years in advance has helped both clients and her charges prepare for bull and bear markets alike. … | MORE »

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2010 15-to-Watch (Agency): Garland Harwood

Garland Harwood Account Director, Technology, Weber Shandwick When he pitches the media, Garland Harwood draws from his experience of working his way through college as a bill collector and from the influence of his grandmother, … | MORE »

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