College of Fellows
The PRSA College of Fellows, celebrating its 30th Anniversary, is the gold standard of the world’s largest association of PR professionals. It is an active, honorary organization comprised of more than 350 senior practitioners and educators, each of whom has left a significant footprint on the public relations profession. A rigorous peer review process has singled out these professionals to be among the ‘best of the best.’ Election to the College is considered the pinnacle of one’s professional’s career.
30th Anniversary Induction Ceremony and Dinner
The College is honored to welcome its newest members, who will receive their College of Fellows medallions at the annual ceremony and dinner October 19 in San Diego. Register now (link) and help celebrate their achievements as well as the 30th anniversary of the College.
The Class of 2019:
Stephen Michael Brown, APR, Fellow PRSA, President, Cookerly PR; Atlanta, Georgia
Gail Dundas, APR, Fellow PRSA, Principal, CommSeas Strategic Communications; Warrenton, Oregon
Jennifer Young Dzwonar, APR, Fellow PRSA, Partner, Borshoff; Indianapolis, Indiana
Jessica M. Graham, APR, Fellow PRSA, President, Fionix Consulting LLC; Charlotte, North Carolina
Rebecca Huckaby, APR, Fellow PRSA, Vice President of Public Relations, Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority; Knoxville, Tennessee
Kenneth Hagihara, APR, Fellow PRSA, President, Integrity Public Relations, Inc.; Mission Viejo, California
Thomas J. Jollie, APR, Fellow PRSA, Senior Vice President, Padilla; Minneapolis, Minnesota
Paul G. Omodt, APR, Fellow PRSA, Owner & Principal, Omodt & Associates Critical Communications LLC; St. Louis Park, Minnesota
Echelle Jobe Rutschman, APR, Fellow PRSA, Senior Director of Communications, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Memphis, Tennessee
William Swanger, APR, Fellow PRSA, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communication & Public Relations, Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries and Diakon Child, Family & Community Ministries; Middletown, Pennsylvania
Janet E. Swiecichowski, APR, Fellow PRSA, Vice President, CEL Marketing|PR|Design; Minneapolis, Minnesota
Do you know of someone in the PRSA College of Fellows who has mentored and guided individuals or groups to aspire higher and advance their careers? Did this Fellow provide guidance and wisdom that had a measurable outcome or significant, life-changing impact on mentees? Does this Fellow consistently rise above and beyond in the development of future industry leaders, new pros and PRSSA members? Please consider recognizing their commitment to serve with a Sage Award nomination. Deadline is Aug. 15, 2019.
- Register for the Induction Ceremony and Dinner
- Induction Ceremony and Dinner Sponsorship Information
- Sage Award nomination form: Deadline is Aug. 15, 2019
- Connect with your colleagues within myPRSA (login required)
- Officers and Committee Chairs: Connect with your area of interest
- Enjoy photos from previous Induction Ceremonies and Dinners
- The 4-Minute Fellow presentation: A concise presentation prepared to allow members of the College of Fellows to briefly explain the College and its purpose, and to remind PRSA members to learn more, consider applying and/or plan to apply as a continuation of PRSA involvement.
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