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PR News celebrated the winners and honorable mentions of its 2013 PR People Awards at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 10, 2013. We were also proud to induct the newest honorees into our Hall of Fame: Harold Burson, Ellen East, Ray Kotcher, Jack Martin, Howard J. Rubenstein and Gary Sheffer. Also honored at the luncheon were the 2013 People to Watch—Rising PR Stars 30 and Under.

Click on Hall of Fame inductees to see profiles
Click on PR People Award categories to see profiles of winners

 

 

2013 PR People Awards
Winners and Honorable Mentions,
and Hall of Fame Inductees

Account Director/Supervisor of Year

Winner: Joanna Cochran, WCG

Honorable Mentions:

  • Ilina Dimitrova, Sage Communications
  • Lesley Sillaman, Havas PR

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Agency Leader of the Year

Winner: Michael Kempner, MWW

Honorable Mentions:

  • Fred Cook, Golin Harris
  • Kathleen Henson, Henson Consulting
  • Marina Maher, Marina Maher Communications
  • Andy Polansky, Weber Shandwick

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Brand Marketer of the Year

Winner: Marilyn Fancher, APCO Worldwide

Honorable Mentions:

  • Chris Hook, AMD

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Community Relations/Event Marketer

Winner: Renee Harper, Havas PR

Honorable Mentions:

  • Angie Miller, The James Agency

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Digital Communicator of the Year

Winner: Tim Baker, MWW

Honorable Mentions:

  • Brett Holland, Pepco Holdings
  • Timothy Hopkins, International Association of Fire Chiefs
  • Jean Medina, Airlines for America
  • Anastasia Khoo, Human Rights Campaign

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Image Turnaround Leader

Winner: Katherine McLane and Rae Bazzarre, LIVESTRONG Foundation

Honorable Mentions:

  • Christina Pretto, AIG

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Intern of the Year

Winner: Dan Turk, BWK New York

Honorable Mentions:

  • Nicole Shimer, Havas PR
  • Malena Silva, Waggener Edstrom

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Media Relations Professional of the Year

Winner: Myra Oppel, Pepco Holdings, Inc.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Rhea Davis, Fifth Ring
  • Chris Hook, AMD
  • Aaron Wessels, Point-Bl_nk Communications

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PR Professional of the Year: Agency

Winner: Jody Sunna, Havas PR

Honorable Mentions:

  • Craig Alperowitz, WCG
  • Ed Davis, Fifth Ring
  • Nelson Fernandez, APCO Worldwide

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PR Professional of Year: Corporate

Winner: Chris Hook, AMD

Honorable Mentions:

  • Scott Gilmore, Muller Quaker Dairy – PepsiCo
  • Stephen McGettrick, EMD Serono

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PR Professional of the Year: Nonprofit/Association

Winner: Fred Sainz, Human Rights Campaign

Honorable Mentions:

  • Julie Hamm, Henson Consulting
  • Chuck Weber, American Pain Society

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PR Team Leader

Winner: Shannon Eis, MWW

Honorable Mentions:

  • John Casey, Havas PR
  • Ashley Collins, USANA Health Sciences
  • Chris Hook, AMD
  • Laura Monica, Pepco Holdings, Inc.
  • Michael Waldron, NextEra Energy

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Public Affairs Professional of Year

Winner: Patrick Riccards, Collaborative Communications Group

Honorable Mentions:

  • Charles Territo, American Traffic Solutions
  • Michael Waldron, NextEra Energy

Social Media Professional of Year

Winner: Greg Swan, Weber Shandwick

Honorable Mentions:

  • Apryl DeLancey, BLAZE PR
  • Christopher Penn, Shift Communications

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