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PRSA Statement On Harold Burson

Jan. 10, 2020

Harold Burson was a pioneer of the public relations industry whose legacy will continue to influence the communications profession long into the future. He was a man of tremendous ambition and achieved unprecedented success throughout his celebrated career. As a longtime member of PRSA and a member of the College of Fellows 1989 inaugural class, Harold was a treasured, generous role model and mentor who helped shape countless generations of students and communications practitioners. His passing is a tremendous loss and our heart goes out to his family and to the many people whose lives he touched. He will be missed very much.

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Karen Mateo  
Chief Communications Officer
(212) 460-1454

Rod Granger  
Director, Content and Integrated Communications
(212) 460-0307