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In Memoriam: 2013 Remembrances in the PRSA Community

December 31, 2013

Arthur Yann, APR
Arthur Yann, APR

Many influential and inspirational members of PRSA were lost in 2013. As the year draws to a close, we want to take this opportunity to pause and remember some of the practitioners who graced us with their dedication to the profession, support of PRSA, unyielding professionalism and personality over the years.

Andy Cooper, co-founder, CooperKatz

Ray Alan Crockett, APR, Fellow PRSA, director of public affairs and communications for Coca-Cola North America

Daniel J. Edelman, APR, Fellow PRSA, founder, Edelman Public Relations Worldwide

John W. “Jack” Felton, APR, Fellow PRSA, two-time PRSA president

Lawrence G. Foster, former Johnson & Johnson Corporate Vice President of Public Relations

Donald (Don) Kirchoffner, APR, Fellow PRSA, past member of the Public Relations Society of America’s Board of Directors

Robert “Bob” Miller
, editorial director at M. Silver Associates

Wes Pederson, longtime PRSA member, communications director at the Public Affairs Council

James K. VanLeuven, APR, prominent public relations educator

Frank W. Wylie, APR, Fellow PRSA, past PRSA president, 1982 Gold Anvil recipient

Arthur Yann, APR, vice president of public relations, PRSA

If a member of your local public relations community passed away in 2013, then please send information to John Elsasser


Blake Lewis, APR, Fellow PRSA says:

Amazing group of professionals and colleagues who will continue to impact us in many ways, well into the future.

January 1, 2014

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