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Palm Beach Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America Honored Individuals and Contest Award Winners at Palm Awards Celebration Luncheon

PRSA Palm Beach Palm Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 28, 2019) – The Public Relations Society of America Palm Beach Chapter hosted its annual Palm Awards Celebration Luncheon on February 28 to honor public relations and marketing practitioners in the region for excellence in campaigns, tactics and other professional accomplishments.

The awards celebration, held at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport in West Palm Beach and attended by more than 100 people, honored organizations and individuals for excellence in the field of public relations – including individuals honored from the profession and community for their service, newly accredited public relations practitioners and winners of the Palm Awards Communications Contest. Winners of the Communications Contest winners were selected by an independent panel of judges from the PRSA New Orleans Chapter.

The luncheon also included a riveting keynote by Anthony Farina, Chief Communications Officer and Vice President of Corporate Affairs for CSL Limited — the world’s fifth largest biotech company based in Australia with offices in Boca Raton. Farina shared his insights on how to build a brand from anonymous to acclaimed.

The following lists all 2019 Palm Awards Communications Contest recipients by category:

Individual Award Recipients

  • Stellar Palm Award (for outstanding contributions to the community using ethical public relations practices and principles): Mami Hampton-Kisner — Kisner is the first lady of the Historic Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in West Palm Beach and serves on numerous advisory boards throughout the county. After 30-years in Aviation PR, Kisner is a Diversity & Inclusion consultant for West Palm real estate developers. She has an impressive background in supporting civil rights and local charities.

 

  • PRSA Palm Beach Hall of Fame: Joseph Abreu, APR — Abreu serves as Communications Manager for the Clerk of the Circuit Court of St. Lucie County while also being a dynamic leader in the Public Relations Society of America, from local to national levels.

 

  • Shining Star Award: Rebecca Peeling, APR, MS — Peeling is Associate V.P. for University Relations & Marketing at Palm Beach Atlantic University. The award for achievement in public relations recognizes a Palm Beach Chapter member with 10 or more years of experience who has demonstrated significant leadership and made contributions to the profession of public relations through work experience and Chapter involvement.

 

  • Rising Star Award: Hannah Deadman-Arnst — Deadman-Arnst ran media relations at Loggerhead Marinelife Center and now serves as PR & Social Media Specialist at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. She is a dynamic young professional who has a promising future in the profession.

 

Communications Contest Winners

  • Community Relations: The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties

 

  • Public Service: The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties

 

  • Internal Communications Campaign: Labor Finders International

 

  • Marketing to the Consumer: Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

 

  • Marketing to Businesses: Galanaugh & Company

 

  • Crisis Communications: City of Port St. Lucie

 

  • Social Responsibility Campaign: The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties

 

  • Multicultural Campaign: The Constitutional Tax Collector of Palm Beach County

 

  • Public Affairs/Government Relations: St. Lucie County, City of Port St. Lucie and the City of Fort Pierce

 

  • Special Events and Observances (One Day): Palm Tran

 

  • Special Events and Observances (Two or More Days): The Constitutional Tax Collector of Palm Beach County
  • Media Relations: DEVENEY

 

  • Annual Reports: City of Port St. Lucie

 

  • Newsletter: The Constitutional Tax Collector of Palm Beach County

 

  • Writing: Palm Tran

 

  • Brochures: The Firefly Group

 

  • Videos/Webcasts: The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties

 

  • Social Media: Diocese of Palm Beach

 

  • Blogs: Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

 

Dominating the first-place awards for communications excellence were: The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, City of Port St. Lucie Communications Department, The Constitutional Tax Collector of Palm Beach County, Palm Tran, and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

The following practitioners were celebrated for achieving Accreditation by the Public Relations Society of America, an achievement that denotes a knowledgeable, proven and ethical professional:

  • Corrie Keller, APR
  • Monica Lewman-Garcia, APR
  • Amy Murphy, APR

 

Event sponsors included: DEVENEY, Business Wire and INNOV8. And was supported by The Interactive Imprint, Multi-Media Works, The Palm Beacher and Jupiter Magazine.

About PRSA Palm Beach
The Palm Beach chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) has more than 100 members—all professional practitioners working in agencies, government, corporations, nonprofits, and independently. The organization advances continuing education and ethical practices. PRSA Palm Beach is a 501(c)6 organization. For more information, visit prsapalmbeach.org

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