I needed a clone yesterday.
PR News honored me as one of the new inductees into its Hall of Fame during a luncheon in Washington, D.C. However, long ago I accepted an invitation to speak at PR Day at the University of Alabama. I opted to fulfill the prior commitment since such volunteer work is largely responsible for the PR News recognition. My 30 seconds of “acceptance” remarks from the luncheon appear here.
Congratulations to the other honorees:
- Harris Diamond, Worldwide CEO, Weber Shandwick
- Matt Gonring, Consultant, Gagen MacDonald
- Laura Kane, Second VP, External Relations, Aflac
- Linda Rutherford, VP, Communications/Strategic Outreach, Southwest Airlines
PR Day in Tuscaloosa drew several hundred students, who talked with PR professionals in one-on-one sessions and in lecture hall settings. Many Alabama alumnae participated in the program at the university that has one of the largest PR enrollments in the U.S. Full text of my speech is available by clicking here.
Special thanks to Matt Stearns from Ketchum’s Washginton office for accepting the Hall of Fame Award on my behalf, and many thanks to PR News and the University of Alabama for their efforts to recognize and celebrate the importance of PR.