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Paul M. Lund Public Service Award

Named in honor of the late Paul M. Lund, vice president of public relations and employee communications of AT&T in the early 1970's, Mr. Lund was not only an accomplished leader in public relations, but was also a leader in every community of which he was a part. His extraordinary contributions to public service throughout his professional lifetime remain a legacy. The Paul M. Lund Public Service Award is given to a PRSA member whose participation as a volunteer in important public activities has increased the common good and reflected credit on the society.

Nomination Procedures
Complete the online nomination form, which will ask for the following information:

  • A two-page summary of the nominee's qualifications that addresses the judging criteria.
  • Three seconding letters that address the judging criteria. Note that one of the three seconding letters must be from the highest ranking officer of a unit of PRSA, such as a Chapter, Section or District.
  • The nominee’s professional bio.
  • A list of PRSA activities and awards. Include chapter, district, section, national service and offices held, and awards received from PRSA.
  • A list of other activities and awards. Include leadership positions held in organizations other than PRSA, and awards received.
  • List public service awards the nominee has received.
  • The nominee’s headshot.

Judging Criteria
Personal involvement: List the organization(s) in which the nominee has been voluntarily involved, as well as positions held, and scope of activity. These activities must not be solely on behalf of a client or employer but may be supported by the nominee’s employer or client. They may involve service to one or to many groups. The nomination must explain if the nominee’s company provides financial support to the organizations in which the nominee is involved, how the support is provided, and if the nominee’s involvement is voluntary.

Impact of involvement: List the organization(s) in which the nominee has been voluntarily involved, as well as positions held, and scope of activity. These activities must not be solely on behalf of a client or employer but may be supported by the nominee’s employer or client. They may involve service to one or to many groups. The nomination must explain if the nominee’s company provides financial support to the organizations in which the nominee is involved, how the support is provided, and if the nominee’s involvement is voluntary.

Judging Procedures
All entries are reviewed and scored by PRSA’s Honors & Awards Committee according to the judging criteria and then approved by PRSA’s Board of Directors. The winner will be notified in late summer and invited to accept the award at PRSA’s International Conference.

NOTE: The nomination deadline is July 20, 2015.

To avoid a conflict of interest, the PRSA Chair is not eligible to receive an individual award during his or her term of office and for two years thereafter. Officers and members of the National PRSA Board of Directors and the National Honors & Awards Committee are not eligible to receive an Individual Award.

Previous Recipients

2014 - Steve Turnbo, APR, Fellow PRSA
2013 - Carol A. Scott, APR, Fellow PRSA
2012 - Bari R. Love
2011 - No Award
2010 - No Award
2009 - No Award
2008 - Ellen Weaver Hartman, APR, Fellow PRSA
2007 - Jill Allread, APR
2006 - Dr. Carol Ann Hackley, APR, Fellow PRSA
2005 - Rene A. Henry, Fellow PRSA
2004 - Herbert R. Brown
2003 - Mary Vail
2002 - Patrice Tanaka
2001 - Joseph A. Vecchione, APR, Fellow PRSA
2000 - Scott Shirai, APR, Fellow PRSA
1999 - Judith Bogart, APR, Fellow PRSA
1998 - James B. Strenski, APR, Fellow PRSA
1997 - Stanton H. Hudson, Jr., APR, Fellow PRSA
1996 - Jeffrey P. Lawlor
1995 - John F. Budd, Jr., APR, Fellow PRSA
1994 - Frank X. Long, APR, Fellow PRSA
1993 - Ruth Kassewitz, APR, Fellow PRSA
1992 - E. Roxie Howlett, APR, Fellow PRSA
1991 - Jerry L. Bryan, ABC, CBC, APR, Fellow PRSA
1990 - Morris V. Rosenbloom, APR
1989 - Betsy Ann Plank, APR, Fellow PRSA
1988 - Hank Moore, APR, Fellow PRSA
1987 - Herbert B. Bain, APR, Fellow PRSA
1986 - Donald G. Padilla
1985 - Robert L. Edwards, APR
1984 - No Award
1982 - William W. Marsh, APR
1982 - William E. Ramsey, APR
1981 - Joseph Roos, APR, Fellow PRSA
1980 - Loyd L. Turner
1979 - Richard E. Hodges Jr., APR, Fellow PRSA
1978 - Benjamin Barkin, APR
1977 - William J. Gaskill, APR
1976 - Warren A. Logelin, APR

 

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