Previous PRestige Award Winners

In 2015, The PRSA Tampa Bay Chapter launched its PRestige Awards Program. The PRestige Awards recognize outstanding public relations programs and tactics by Tampa Bay area practitioners and organizations.


Audio-Visual Productions
Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Springs Team Video
Michele Sager, Alex Gazio and Robyn Felix

Moffitt Cancer Center’s Moffitt Momentum® Magazine
Cathy Clark

Media Relations
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt Hits Grand Slam with Media Placement
Kate Barth

Social Media
Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Restoring our Springs! Campaign
Michele Sager, Robyn Felix and Allen Yarbrough

Public Affairs/Government Relations
Moffitt Cancer Center’s Moffitt Day 2015
Kimberly Polacek, APR

Public Service
Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District, Waterman Broadcasting and the Weatherbug Weather System
Carla Ulakovic-Brantley

Consumer Initiatives, Products and Services
Visit Sarasota County’s Where Artistic Expression and Inspiration Meet Campaign
Lynn Hobeck Bates, APR

B-to-B Initiatives, Products and Services
Syniverse, CCgroup and SEEC Developing a research-driven campaign to secure global sales opportunities
Jessica Summers, APR

Reputation/Brand Management
LDWWgroup and the Carnival Corporation Orchestrating the Comeback of the World’s Largest Cruise Company
Mike Flanagan

Global Communications
Tech Data Corporation’s 40th Anniversary Campaign
Amanda Lee

Internal Communications
Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District Health and Wellness Program
Carla Ulakovic-Brantley

Special Events – One Day
Axia Public Relations’ Dave and Buster’s Grand Opening, Panama City Beach
Michelle Heatherly, Darby Underwood & the Axia PR Team

Issues Management
Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Southern Water Use Caution Area (SWUCA) Stakeholder Workgroups
The SWUCA Team

Community Relations
City of Largo Mixed Recycling Program
Marissa Segundo, APR