Chapter Recognition Awards

Each year, PRSA Tampa Bay recognizes members who have made remarkable achievements in public relations and management practices, advancing the profession, meeting the needs of the community and strengthening our chapter.
Volunteer Awards 2015

Award Descriptions:

Deanne D. Roberts Excellence in Community Relations Award
This category recognizes a chapter member or local agency who has given pro-bono public relations support to one or more community organization throughout his or her professional career

Excellence in Chapter Service Award
This award is presented to a chapter member who has been with the chapter for more than one year and has made outstanding contributions to chapter management and member programming.

Michael B. Manning Leadership Award
This award is presented to a chapter member who has demonstrated exceptional leadership within the chapter. 

Sue Ellen Richardson “Rookie of the Year” Award
This award recognizes a chapter member who has been with the chapter for two years or less and has demonstrated the commitment to be involved and to make a difference in member programming.

Tampa Bay Chapter Life Achievement Award
This category honors a senior chapter member who has committed his or her professional career to public relations and has achieved numerous accolades in public relations management, community relations and overall PRSA service.

Tampa Bay Chapter President’s Award
This award recognizes up to four chapter members who have gone above and beyond for the good of the chapter. Please provide full details of the project that individual completed.


2018 Award Recipients:

Deanne D. Roberts Excellence in Community Relations Award
Lissette Campos
ABC Action News, WFTS-TV

Excellence in Chapter Service Award
Bart Graham, Sr. 
Member/Volunteers Chair

Michael B. Manning Leadership Award
Crystal Lauderdale
Digital Communications Chair

Sue Ellen Richardson “Rookie of the Year” Award
Elizabeth Taylor
Programs Chair

Tampa Bay Chapter Life Achievement Award
Kirk Hazlett, APR, Fellow PRSA
Ethics Officer and Students Co-Chair

Tampa Bay Chapter President’s Award Recipients
Leslie Allen
PRestige Awards Co-Chair

Carrieann Adkins
Website Chair

Joshua Carrasco, APR
Sponsorship Chair

Mary Haban, APR
Past Presidents Council Chair

To see a list of previous winners, please click here.