PRSA announces that it has elected 11 PRSA members to be inducted into its prestigious College of Fellows. The 2009 Fellows candidates will be honored Nov. 7 during a ceremony at PRSA’s 2009 International Conference in San Diego.
This year’s group of candidates is composed of senior practitioners and educators who have demonstrated strong dedication and have made significant contributions to the PR profession.
The College of Fellows was founded in 1990 as a way to recognize individuals who have demonstrated superior capabilities as PR practitioners or educators. According to PRSA Bylaws, College of Fellows candidates must have at least 20 years of experience in public relations and exhibit exceptional personal and professional qualities while advancing the state of the profession.
“Being inducted into the PRSA College of Fellows is one of the profession’s highest individual honors,” said Michael Herman, APR, Fellow PRSA, and 2009 chair of the College of Fellows, in a release. “It is with great pride that we recognize the lifetime career work and leadership of outstanding professionals who have significantly advanced our profession.”
The 2009 College of Fellows inductees are:
o Richard Batyko, APR, Fellow PRSA, vice president for regional marketing, Greater Cleveland Partnership, Cleveland.
o John Deveney, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA, president, Deveney Communication, New Orleans.
o Anne Dubois, APR, Fellow PRSA, managing partner, Dubois Betourné & Associates, LLC, Palm Coast, Fla.
o Lynne Timpani Friedmann, APR, Fellow PRSA, consultant, Friedmann Communications, Solana Beach, Calif.
o Allen Kirk Hazlett, APR, Fellow PRSA, assistant professor, communication/coordinator of the public relations concentration, Curry College, Milton, Mass.
o Margaret Ann Hennen, APR, Fellow PRSA, communications and PR counselor, St. Paul, Minn.
o Stephen Johnstone, APR, Fellow PRSA, executive vice president, The Falk Group, Milwaukee, Wisc.
o Paul Kincaid, APR, Fellow PRSA, chief of staff and assistant to the president for university relations, Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo.
o Nance Larsen, APR, Fellow PRSA, vice president of marketing, US Travel, Anchorage, Alaska.
o Diane Gage Lofgren, APR, Fellow PRSA, senior vice president, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, Oakland, Calif.
o Sandra Longcrier, APR, Fellow PRSA, community affairs manager, OGE Energy Corporation, Norman, Okla.