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2010 PR People Awards:PR Professional of the Year – Academic

November 30th, 2010 by

Claire Holmes Associate Vice Chancellor, University Communications, University of California, Berkeley Talk about crisis management. In the face of a $40 million budget cut in May, Claire Holmes spearheaded a campaign aimed at continuing to… Continued

2010 15-to-Watch (Agency): Katie Reardon

November 30th, 2010 by

Katie Reardon Senior Associate, Widmeyer Communications In her nearly three years with Widmeyer, Katie Reardon has plied her skills in broad range of disciplines, including straightforward media relations, aggressive social media management, branding and promoting… Continued

2010 PR People Awards: Brand Marketer of the Year

November 30th, 2010 by

Huma Gruaz CEO & President, Alpaytac As founder of the five-year-old Alpaytac, Huma Gruaz has proven her ability to engineer multi-faceted, integrated and strategic campaigns for clients time and time again. In spearheading the campaign… Continued

2010 PR Hall of Fame: D’Arcy Rudnay

November 30th, 2010 by

D’Arcy Rudnay, SVP, Corporate Communications, Comcast Corporation D’Arcy Rudnay is one of the top female executives at Comcast, where she is the company’s primary spokesperson and is responsible for Comcast’s reputation management. Rudnay leads strategic… Continued

2010 15-to-Watch (Agency): Mary Kathryn Covert

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Mary Kathryn Covert, Assistant Vice President, Financial Dynamics International Limited Straight out of college, Mary Kathryn Covert worked her way up from intern to a full-time position in the Coca-Cola Company’s Issues Management division. Covert… Continued

2010 15-to-Watch (Corporate/Nonprofit): Ashley Pettit

November 30th, 2010 by

Ashley Pettit Public Relations Specialist, Southwest Airlines Company Ashley Pettit specializes in going beyond the buzz to measure the impact of the Southwest Airlines communication team’s efforts, giving concrete evidence on how the communication function… Continued

2010 PR People Awards: PR Professional of the Year-Corporate

November 30th, 2010 by

Winner: Chris Fuller Director of PR & Emerging Media, Pizza Hut How do you top off a large, everything pizza with extra cheese? Chris Fuller succeeded in doing just that in 2010 with a menu of… Continued

2010 15-to-Watch (Agency): Bradley Portnoy

November 30th, 2010 by

Bradley Portnoy Senior Digital Strategist, Powell Tate/Weber Shandwick While still a student at Brown University, Bradley Portnoy was hired as an intern by the Obama presidential campaign digital team to build and drive traffic to… Continued

2010 PR People Awards: Account Director/Supervisor of the Year

November 30th, 2010 by

Winner: Maria Reitan Senior Principal, Director of Practice Group Development and Chair of Lifestyle Marketing, Carmichael Lynch Spong Over the past seven years at Carmichael Lynch Spong, Maria Reitan has led accounts for some of the… Continued

2010 PR Hall of Fame: Andy Polansky

November 30th, 2010 by

Andy Polansky, President, Weber Shandwick In rising from the ranks of local journalist to the leader of one of the most influential PR agencies in the world, Andy Polansky has consistently exhibited personal traits that… Continued