PRSA MARYLAND’S 2017 BEST IN MARYLAND GALA
WHAT MAKES A WINNER “BEST IN MARYLAND?”
BEST (ADJ): OF THE MOST EXCELLENT OR DESIRABLE TYPE OR QUALITY.
BEST IN MARYLAND WINNER (NOUN):
A SUPERIOR PR PROFESSIONAL THAT NAILED IT!
Join us as we celebrate another successful year in Maryland PR and Communications. We’ll present awards in 27 categories. Plus we will honor the following individuals and teams with our professional awards. Our grand finale is the reveal of the BEST IN SHOW!
Lifetime Achievement – Daniel Dunne, APR
Paul E. Welsh Award – Nancy Sherman
Educator of the Year – Dana Vickers Shelley, Morgan State University
PR Team of the Year – Maryland Auto Insurance Marketing and Communications Team
Rising Star – Molly Dressel
Partner of Distinction – Coyle Studios
We are looking forward to an evening of merriment and hope you will join us for dinner, drinks and an overall great celebration.
Featuring our Master of Ceremonies …
Chief, Media Relations Section
Baltimore Police Department
The 2016 “Best In Maryland” Gala was a great way to combine our communication team’s holiday celebration with Baltimore’ s premier annual recognition of communication professionals. This event also provided an opportunity to hear a special keynote address that was a perfect complement to the awards program and recognitions.
Dan Dunne, Erickson Living
Our favorite part of last year’s Gala was definitely meeting new people at our table. It’s so fun to sit next to people you’ve never met before and learn about them and what they do.
Kelsey Pospisil O’Planick, News Generation, Inc.
Our favorite part of the Best in Maryland gala was the camaraderie we were able to share with our friends in the PR community. The genuine excitement in the room for each winner and nominee was a reminder of the support that we’re lucky to have in PRSA-MD.
Kendall Bair, Vitamin
I have two favorite parts of last year’s “Best in Maryland” Gala. I enjoyed the cocktail/networking time before dinner – it’s nice to get together with old colleagues and fellow PR pros. I also enjoyed the presentation from the head of National Geographic. It was inspiring to see their content strategy and how it continues to evolve with the growing impact of social media
Caitlin Wolf, Planit
My favorite part of last year’s “Best in Maryland” gala was networking with so many great professionals.
Claudia Ciolfi, Chesapeake Employers Insurance
My favorite part is networking with colleagues and friends and also meeting new people!
Dorothy Fuchs, Purple Dot PR
The festive atmosphere! The celebratory feel! The networking!
Lisa Brusio Coster, Coster Communications
- Members/Finalists: $115
- Individual Tickets for Non-members – $150
- Students: $100
- VIP TABLE – $1,250. Includes priority location, special signage, two bottles of wine & dinner for eight (8).
*There will be a raffle for a Basket of Goodies compliments of Dorothy Fuchs, Purple Dot Public Relations. Proceeds will go to the Kathleen Kelly Undergraduate Scholarship. Be sure to bring cash.