Join us on December 9 for PR News' PR People Awards Luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. where we will showcase top talent, the passionate professionals and budding PR leaders who day in and day out are making communications matter in the marketplace. PR News' PR People Awards Luncheon will celebrate all of these individuals who set benchmarks of excellence in public relations.

The luncheon will also celebrate the honorees for the Rising PR Stars 30 & Under Awards, as well as the list of Top Places to Work in PR for 2015.

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PR People Hall of Fame Inductees:

urlKaren van Bergen
Porter Novelli
Margery Kraus

APCO Worldwide
Chris LaPlaca

Bob Pearson

W20 Group

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20045

PR People Awards


Awards Luncheon (Individual)


Awards Luncheon Table of 10 - SOLD OUT $5999

Awards Luncheon Vendor Rate (Individual)


Extend your stay in the nation's capital by also registering for PR News' Boot Camp: Google for Communicators on December 10 and the annual Media Relations Next Practices Conference on December 11. These two events will also take place at the National Press Club in D.C.

If you have any questions about the luncheon please contact Mary-Lou French at [email protected]; 301-354-1851.

Don't forget to reserve your congratulatory ad in the PR People Awards Luncheon Event Program Guide! Join PR News for this must-attend PR event! Space is limited, so register yourself and your team today!

Why Should I Book a Table? - SOLD OUT

By reserving a table at PR News' PR People, Rising PR Stars & Top Places to Work Awards Luncheon, you will ensure that your team will be able to sit together as the award winners are unveiled with priority seating at the front of the room. Seating at the luncheon is first come, first serve only without table reservations, so by securing a table your team will bypass the line and snag one of the best seats in the house. Reserve your table of 10 today!

PR People Awards Finalists

Account Director or Supervisor of the Year

  • Ray De Lorenzi, CLS Strategies
  • Megan Feffer, Spectrum
  • Lauren Musiol, GYMR Public Relations

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Agency Account Manager of the Year

  • Candice Eng, INK PR
  • Daniel Gregory, Susan Davis International

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Community Relations Professional of the Year

  • Brian Graves, Sr., Community Unit School District 308
  • Gina West, Fannie Mae

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Crisis Manager of the Year

  • Karen Doyne, Burson-Marsteller
  • Yasmine Esparza, Newlink Group
  • Jerry Nappi, Entergy Wholesale Commodities
  • Jamie Schumacher, JMS Public Relations

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Digital Communications Leader of the Year

  • Reed Albers, Entertainment Software Association
  • Brian Donahue, Craft Media/Digital
  • Stephanie McCratic, Acorn: An Influence Company
  • John Mclnerney, Ruder Finn

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Event Marketer of the Year

  • Andrew R. Campanella, National School Choice Week

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Financial Communications Professional of the Year

  • Ryan Barr, Burson-Marsteller
  • Jerry Dubrowski, Bank of America

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Government Communicator of the Year

  • Adriena Daunt, Tourism New Zealand
  • Shoshona "Shoni" Pilip-Florea, US Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region


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Intern of the Year

  • Austin Courtney, Susan Davis International

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Internal Communicator of the Year

  • Amy Haran, USANA Health Sciences

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Marketer of the Year

  • Anastasia Khoo, Human Rights Campaign
  • Kimm Lincoln, Nebo Agency

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Media Relations Professional of the Year

  • Sol Colom, Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic
  • Angie Larsen, USANA Health Sciences
  • Sam Moore, SSM Health Media
  • Jon Sullivan, Aflac

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Professional of the Year/Agency

  • Spencer Baretz, Hellerman Baretz Communications
  • Victoria Baxter, Weber Shandwick
  • Rebecca Honeyman, Hotwire PR
  • Ilissa Miller, iMiller Public Relations

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PR Professional of the Year/Corporate

  • Trisha Cardoso, Showtime Networks Inc.
  • Patricia Garofalo Fernandez, General Electric

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PR Professional of the Year/Nonprofit

  • Christine Nyirjesy Bragale, Mercy Corps
  • Patrick R. Riccards, Woodrow Wilson Foundation
  • Bridget Weston Pollack, SCORE

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PR Team Leader

  • Catherine Blades, Aflac
  • Tim Johnson, UPRAISE Marketing + Public Relations

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Public Affairs Professional of the Year

  • John Guilfoil, John Guilfoil Public Relations

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Publicist of the Year

  • Anna Treiber, Henson Consulting, Inc.

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Social Media Professional of the Year

  • Kelly Mahoney, CompTIA

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Spokesperson of the Year

  • Jerry Nappi, Entergy Wholesale Commodities

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