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

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 … | MORE »

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2010 PR Hall of Fame: Andy Polansky

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 … | MORE »

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2010 15-to-Watch (Agency): Laura Clementi

Laura Clementi Senior Associate, Carmichael Lynch Spong After graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota, Laura Clementi joined Carmichael Lynch Spong as an intern. She received a promotion in less than two years and … | MORE »

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2010 15-to-Watch (Corporate/Nonprofit): Melissa Perlman

Melissa Perlman Manager, Public Relations, Office Depot No one embodies Office Depot’s Taking Care of Business maxim more than Melissa Perlman. As part of Office Depot’s corporate dedication to environmental sustainability, Perlman produced several campaigns … | MORE »

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2010 PR People Awards: PR Blogger of the Year

Winner: Tim Haran Manager of Social Media Content, USANA Since launching USANA Health Sciences’ blog www.whatsupusana.com in December 2008, Tim Haran has continually found ways to tie in new and dynamic content that captivates readers’ interest … | MORE »

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2010 15-to-Watch (Agency): Jillian Kwolek

Jillian Kwolek Vice President, Home & Lifestyle, DeVries Public Relations Despite having only been with DeVries for two years, Jillian Kwolek has been on the fast track, earning two promotions with the company. She has … | MORE »

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2010 PR Hall of Fame: Jay M. Jaffe

Jay M. Jaffe, President & CEO, Jaffe PR Jay Jaffe is a visionary and a leader with a keen ability to identify industry trends before they even begin. His company, Jaffe PR, specializes in public … | MORE »

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2010 15-to-Watch (Agency): Amy Burke Friedman

Amy Burke Friedman Vice President, Profiles Inc. Since joining Profiles in 2003 as a junior account executive, Amy Burke Friedman has risen to vice president of the company. In April 2009 she led the account … | MORE »

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

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 … | MORE »

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2010 PR People Awards: Public Affairs Professional of the Year

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 … | MORE »

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