National Capital Chapter

Nominations Now Open for The National Capital Public Relations Hall Of Fame

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 17, 2019)The Public Relations Society of America’s National Capital Chapter (PRSA-NCC) announced today that nominations are now open for its National Capital Public Relations Hall of Fame award. Inductees will be honored at PRSA-NCC’s Annual Thoth Awards Luncheon on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 11:30 – 1:30 p.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The deadline for nominations is midnight on Friday, July 26, 2019. The Nomination form is available at the PRSA-NCC website.

PRSA-NCC founded the National Capital Public Relations Hall of Fame in 1999 by inducting 50 leaders with significant accomplishments in the public relations field as part of the chapter’s 50th Anniversary celebration. The original inductees included a diverse group of communicators from the national capital area, from agency heads, White House and Capitol Hill press secretaries, Pentagon spokespeople, business leaders, government officials, international experts, social activists, labor leaders, professors and educators. Last year, Washington D.C. agency leads and global communications pioneers Martha Boudreau and Pattie Yu were inducted.

The criteria and eligibility requirements for the induction into the Hall of Fame include: 30 or more years of distinguished accomplishments, visionary leadership, contributions to the profession through industry member associations, board leadership, mentoring and developing others, and commitment of time and talent to their local public relations community with an intent to inspire the next generation of public relations professionals to excel.

Nominees exemplify the true characteristics of a leader in public relations – someone who had led teams and contributed significantly to the growth of his or her company or organization, and someone who has the perseverance to face any challenge and can strategically link a program to lasting results. They are role models for contributions to the profession, have led innovative and cutting-edge campaigns on behalf of their clients, and have had an enduring impact on the PR sector. Nominees have also received acknowledgment or previous awards for their contributions to the public relations field.

Nominees must have worked in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area for at least 10 years. Nominees can either be currently employed or retired, and they do need to be a member of PRSA-NCC. To view the list of Hall of Fame members, visit:

Nominations must include (1) PDF resume (up to two pages) and (2) PDF recommendations (up to two pages) from two references beyond the nominator for consideration.

Lauren Lawson-Zilai, PRSA-NCC Vice President and Hall of Fame Chair


About PRSA’s National Capital Chapter
The National Capital Chapter of PRSA (PRSA-NCC) is a professional public relations association of approximately 1,100 members in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region. PRSA-NCC provides professional development programs, accreditation instruction, networking and contributions to a local nonprofit. PRSA-NCC also promotes public relations education through five area Public Relations Society of America student chapters. For more information, please visit or call (703) 691-9212. Connect with us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @PRSA_NCC with #PRSANCC and #thoth2019.