Luncheon

Get to know this year’s PR People winners and Rising PR Stars honorees.

On December 4, PR News celebrated the professionals making an impact in the communications field at the PR People Awards Luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.

Attendees heard from Cheryl Wood, an international motivational speaker, best-selling author and leadership coach who is committed to stretching individuals to play outside of their comfort zone, take bigger risks, and raise the bar on their own expectations for success. Cheryl spoke on how professional communicators can expand their leadership skill set, helping them be better power sources for their employees and colleagues. She offered actionable tips for staying motivated in a fast-paced digital world, as well as sharing how storytellers can get out of their comfort zones to ensure inspiration strikes as soon as they kick off their next campaign.

Get to know this year’s PR People winners and Rising PR Stars honorees who represent those teams that have set industry benchmarks for excellence across all areas of PR.

Sponsor:Crisp

Keynote Speaker

Cheryl Wood

Cheryl Wood

Author of Success Tips for Speakers

PR People Awards Winners

Account Director or Supervisor of the Year

Honorable Mention

Account Director or Supervisor of the Year

Honorable Mention
  • Vicarious PRMichael Brown
Winner

Agency Account Manager of the Year

Honorable Mentions

Agency Account Manager of the Year

Honorable Mentions
  • Agency Ten22Jess Clifton
  • Sage CommunicationsAnia Treszczotko
Winner

Community Relations Professional of the Year

Honorable Mentions

Community Relations Professional of the Year

Honorable Mentions
  • Valley Forge Tourism & Convention BoardEdward Harris
  • Resolute Forest ProductsGeorjann Morriseau
  • Bank of AmericaKate Murphy
Winner

Crisis Manager of the Year

Honorable Mentions

Crisis Manager of the Year

Honorable Mentions
  • CitrixJamie Buranich
  • Minnesota Department of CorrectionsSarah Fitzgerald
  • SPM CommunicationsKristen Kauffman
Winner

Government Communicator of the Year

Honorable Mentions

Government Communicator of the Year

Honorable Mentions
  • Macon-Bibb CountyChris Floore
  • John Guilfoil Public RelationsJohn Guilfoil
Winner

Internal Communicator of the Year

Honorable Mentions

Internal Communicator of the Year

Honorable Mentions
  • CiscoKelly Lang
  • CiscoMaria Abyeta Moreta
Winner

Intern of the Year

Honorable Mentions

Intern of the Year

Honorable Mentions
  • The NewseumEllen Converse
  • VestedAshley Shahid
Winner

Marketer of the Year

Honorable Mentions

Marketer of the Year

Honorable Mentions
  • VestedMarian Daniells
  • PAN CommunicationsMark Nardone
  • PeratonMelody Pleasure
  • Bank of AmericaJillian Sullivan
  • Caldwell Trust CompanySheryl Vieira
Winner

Measurement Expert of the Year

Honorable Mention

Measurement Expert of the Year

Honorable Mention
  • Bank of AmericaTracy Bell
Winner

Media Relations Professional of the Year

Honorable Mentions

Media Relations Professional of the Year

Honorable Mentions
  • KPMGWilliam Borden
  • Bank of America Merrill LynchVictoria Garrod
  • SpectrumRachel Newman
  • Havas PRSuJin Oh
  • Valley Forge Tourism & Convention BoardRachel Riley
  • BosparCurtis Sparrer
Winner

PR Professional of the Year: Agency

Honorable Mentions

PR Professional of the Year: Agency

Honorable Mentions
  • PAN CommunicationsLisa Astor
  • Vested Ventures, a unit of VestedEric Hazard
  • Hill+Knowlton StrategiesLarry Krutchik
  • Havas PRCourtney Myers
  • Durée & Company, Inc.Durée Ross
  • Merritt GroupMichelle Schafer
Winner

PR Professional of the Year: Agency

Honorable Mentions

PR Professional of the Year: Agency

Honorable Mentions
  • PAN CommunicationsLisa Astor
  • Vested Ventures, a unit of VestedEric Hazard
  • Hill+Knowlton StrategiesLarry Krutchik
  • Havas PRCourtney Myers
  • Durée & Company, Inc.Durée Ross
  • Merritt GroupMichelle Schafer
Winner

PR Professional of the Year: Corporate

Honorable Mentions

PR Professional of the Year: Corporate

Honorable Mentions
  • MTV, VH1 and LogoLiza Burnett Fefferman
  • Verizon ConnectKrys Grondorf
  • T-MobileClint Patterson
  • LyondellBasellMichael "Mike" Waldron
Winner

PR Professional of the Year: Nonprofit/Association

Honorable Mentions

PR Professional of the Year: Nonprofit/Association

Honorable Mentions
  • The ALS AssociationBrian Frederick
  • CNIBMatisse Hamel-Nelis
Winner

PR Student of the Year

Honorable Mention
  • Drake University School of Journalism and Mass CommunicationKatrina Sletten
Winner

PR Team Leader

Honorable Mentions

PR Team Leader

Honorable Mentions
  • MTV, VH1 and LogoLiza Burnett Fefferman
  • PeratonMatthew McQueen
  • Bank of AmericaSelena Morris
  • Havas PRCourtney Myers
Winner

Publicist/Spokesperson of the Year

Honorable Mentions

Publicist/Spokesperson of the Year

Honorable Mentions
  • Berk CommunicationsRon Berkowitz
  • MPH, enBloom Media, LLCAlisa Hughley
  • MMS Holdings Inc.Donald McLean
  • BosparCurtis Sparrer
Winner

Social Media Professional of the Year

Honorable Mentions

Social Media Professional of the Year

Honorable Mentions
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of ChicagoJulianne Bardele
  • VestedIbby Hussain
  • Volunteers of AmericaRyan Matheson
  • Bank of AmericaChris Smith
Winner

Volunteer of the Year

Honorable Mention

Volunteer of the Year

Honorable Mention
  • SpectrumMarissa Spivak
Winner

Rising Star Honorees

Awards Packages

Additional Awards

  • Additional Awards

    $299
    • Order additional awards for your team, clients or office display.
    • Winners, honorees and honorable mentions are availble for purchse and can be customized.
    • Winner awards will be satuettes and honorable mentions will be plaques.

Awards Celebration Package

  • Celebration Package

    $2999
    • Two extra awards for your team (winner or honorable mention)
    • The awards program logo to share on the company website, LinkedIn and email signatures
    • Framed Awards Luncheon group photo
    • Congratulatory balloons sent to your office

Questions

Submission Questions

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Mary-Lou French
Awards Coordinator, PR News
mfrench@accessintel.com

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