Kraus Named `PR Professional of the Year’

After tallying the faxes, e-mails and voicemail votes that came our way, we're delighted to announce that Margery Kraus, president and CEO of APCO Associates Inc., was voted PR NEWS's 1997 PR Professional of the Year. Kraus left a career in education and fundraising for the nonprofit Close Up Foundation when she was recruited by the law firm Arnold & Porter to start APCO in Washington, D.C., in 1984. APCO, a firm concentrating in public affairs, government relations, strategic communications and international business, is a member of the Grey Advertising family of companies. We caught up with Kraus by phone last week while she was traveling in Asia.