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PRSA PRestige Awards

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In 2015, The PRSA Tampa Bay Chapter launched its PRestige Awards to feature the best of the best in communications strategies. On October 23, 2015 more than 60 people helped to honor awardees at the Tampa Westshore Marriot.

The PRestige Awards recognized 14 award winners for outstanding public relations programs and tactics in the Tampa Bay area and beyond. The event also recognized seven volunteers who make an impact in our chapter and community. Find out more about Chapter Recognition Awardees.

Six of PRSA Tampa Bay members were recognized for recieving their accreditation in public relations (APR). They join the ranks with more than 65 accredited chapter members. They received APR pins and a $100 reimbursement check from toward their testing fee.
Bethwatts,angelawalters,lesleyvalentin,jessicasummers,paulamacdonald,BobbyEagleBobby Eagle, APR
Paula MacDonald, APR
Jessica Summers, APR
Lesley Valentin, APR
Angela Walters, APR
Elizabeth Watts, APR

Please join us in congratulating our 2015 PRestige Award winners:
PUBLIC RELATIONS TACTICS
Audio-Visual Productions
Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Springs Team Video
Michele Sager, Alex Gazio and Robyn Felix

Magazines/Periodicals
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 RELATIONS PROGRAMS
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

A special thanks to...
Keynote speaker and emcee Preston Rudie, Communications Director for US Representative David Jolly
Penny from MammaRazzi Foto
Bobbi Lindaman Lucky Lindy Designs
Southwest Florida Managment District
Invitation Consultants Inc.

Questions about the PRestige Awards? E-mail awards@prsatampabay.org.

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