National Capital Chapter

Chapter Leadership Awards

Recognizing Outstanding Chapter Volunteers and Leaders

Outstanding volunteers keep PRSA NCC vibrant, make our programming possible, and contribute to the overall success of our chapter. Each year, chapter leadership recognizes members for their demonstrated commitment to the chapter and the profession, through their tireless and results-driven effort, ideas and follow-through.

We also recognize outstanding student leadership through our PRSSA Student Service Award, presented to an outstanding college senior who has demonstrated significant leadership and dedicated service within a local PRSSA Chapter.

Platinum Award

Volunteers who have offered extraordinary contributions to the chapter over multiple years of service

  • Susan Apgood
  • Mike Fulton
  • Lauren Lawson-Zilai
  • Christie Phillips, APR
  • Danny Selnick
  • Susan Whyte Simon, APR, Fellow PRSA
  • Robert Udowitz
  • Samantha Villegas, APR

 

Diamond Award

Volunteers who offered the most extraordinary contributions to the chapter during a single year.

  • Susan Apgood (2011)
  • Robert V. Bryant, APR (2003)
  • Henry H. Chamberlain, APR, CAE (1999)
  • Ivonne Couret (2010)
  • Joseph Dawson (2020)
  • Jeff Ghannam (2012)
  • Alan Goldstein (1998)
  • Paul Hanley (2006)
  • Stacy Hope (2018)
  • Amy J. Hurd, APR (2002)
  • Shannon Joyce (2009)
  • Robert Krueger (2016)
  • Lauren Lawson-Zilai (2014)
  • Brendon Miller (2019)
  • Pam Mooring, APR (2013)
  • Jay Morris (2015)
  • John Nash, APR (1997)
  • Patricia Nicastri (2019)
  • William Outlaw (2001)
  • J. Scott Punk, APR (2004)
  • Mike Rothenberg, APR (2000)
  • Tracy A. Schario (2005)
  • Michael C. Sheward, APR (2010)
  • Robert Udowitz (2007, 2008)
  • Meredith Williams, MPH (2020)

 

Senior Professionals Award

A volunteer with more than 25 years of communications experience who contributed significantly to the chapter during a single year.

  • Barbara Burfeind, APR+M, Fellow PRSA (2020)
  • Laura Bynum (2014)
  • Pete Cousté (2018)
  • Bonnie Piper (2015)
  • John Scally, APR (2016)
  • Danny Selnick (2017)
  • Susan Whyte Simon (2019)
  • Robert Udowitz (2013)

 

New Professional Award

A volunteer with less than 10 years of communications experience who contributed significantly to the chapter during a single year.

  • Brendan Bailes (2017)
  • Allie Erenbaum (2018)
  • Courtney Fowler (2020)
  • Bradley Ingram (2019)
  • Kelsey Pospisil (2015)
  • Anup Samanta (2013)
  • Jasmine Smith (2014)
  • Rhianna Taniguchi (2020)
  • Katelynn Wiggins (2015)

 

Rising Star Award

A volunteer who first became an active volunteer and demonstrated excellent service during a single year.

  • Rachel Ghadiali (2015)
  • Myles Goldman (2020)
  • Kristin Gregory (2018)
  • Lisa Joahil (2017)
  • Molly Kubic (2019)
  • Suzanne Lundin-Ross, APR (2016)
  • Rasheeda Mitchell (2014)
  • Eric Young (2019)

 

PRSSA Service Award

An outstanding college senior who has demonstrated significant leadership and dedicated service within a local PRSSA Chapter.

  • Gillian Casey (2018)
  • Jenna DePellegrini (2020)
  • Madden McDonagh (2017)
  • Brandon Oliver (2019)

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