PR People

2010 15-to-Watch (Corporate/Nonprofit): Jessica Laiti

November 30th, 2010 by

Jessica Laiti Corporate Responsibility Specialist, Cox Enterprises Jessica Laiti holds more board and committee appointments than many top-level executives. As the head of Cox Enterprises’ partnership with Habitat for Humanity, Laiti coordinates every aspect of… Continued

2010 PR People Awards: Public Affairs Professional of the Year

November 30th, 2010 by

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… Continued

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

November 30th, 2010 by

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… Continued

2010 PR Hall of Fame: Lou Rena Hammond

November 30th, 2010 by

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,… Continued

2010 PR People Awards: Speechwriters of the Year

November 30th, 2010 by

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… Continued

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

November 30th, 2010 by

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.… Continued

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

November 30th, 2010 by

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… Continued

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

November 30th, 2010 by

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… Continued

2010 PR Hall of Fame: Diane Gage Lofgren

November 30th, 2010 by

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,… Continued

2010 PR People Awards: Intern of the Year

November 30th, 2010 by

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… Continued