PRSA has named four senior-level PR professionals as 2009 recipients of the Society's prestigious national awards.
The 2009 award recepients, recognized for their career achievements and contributions to the PR profession are:
o Gold Anvil Award — Michael Herman, APR, S.A.G.E., Fellow PRSA, chief executive officer, Communication Sciences International, LLC., Raleigh, N.C.
The Gold Anvil is the Society's highest individual honor and is presented to a PR practitioner whose accomplishments have made a major contribution to the practice of public relations.
o Atlas Award for Lifetime Achievement in International Public Relations — Michael Morley, president of Morley Corporate Consulting Ltd., New York.
This award recognizes a PR practitioner who has made extraordinary contribution to the practice and profession of public relations on a global scale.
o Outstanding Educator Award — Steve Iseman, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA, professor of Communication Arts/Public Relations and director of the Public Relations Program at Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio.
This award honors a PRSA member who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of PR education through university training.
o Jackson Jackson and Wagner Behavioral Science Prize (sponsored by the PRSA Foundation) — Louis Williams, APR, chairman of The Lou Williams Companies, Inc., Chicago.
This award recognizes individual behavioral science researchers whose scholarly work enhances the understanding of the concepts and theories that contribute to the effectiveness of PR practice.