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Submitted by Sandra Arnette, APR, Communications Chair

Bonnie K Heneson professional photo to USE

Honored for Longstanding Commitment to Business In the Baltimore-Washington Region, Philanthropic Efforts

With over 30 years of proven public relations experience and a commitment to give back to the community, Bonnie K. Heneson has been selected as the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient by the Public Relations Society of America Maryland Chapter (PRSA-MD). Heneson will be honored at the association’s Best in Maryland gala on December 4 at the Hilton Baltimore overlooking Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

“Bonnie is the driving force behind Bonnie Heneson Communications (BHC),” said BHC Executive Vice President Kyri Jacobs. “Her energy, enthusiasm and altruistic spirit are boundless. And, her go-getter attitude was certainly the impetus more than 20 years ago for starting her own business, which today has grown to a thriving full-service communications agency.

“But, her involvement does not stop in the board room,” Jacobs added. “Donating time, efforts and talents to worthwhile causes is something that Bonnie is also personally passionate about and has translated into her business and her employees.”

PRSA-MD’s Lifetime Achievement Award honors a public relations professional whose career spans 15 years or more and who has exhibited extraordinary achievements, demonstrated outstanding leadership in the field of public relations and upholds the PRSA Code of Ethics.

Heneson leads a full-service agency providing marketing and communications services to a wide spectrum of businesses and organizations throughout the Baltimore-Washington corridor as well as national and international organizations. Her clients have ranged from health systems, hospitals, nursing homes and physician practices to schools and universities, nonprofit organizations, religious communities and professional service companies. The key to her longevity in this industry is ensuring she is meeting, if not exceeding, client needs and instilling in her employees the importance of quality integrated marketing and communications.

Join us as we honor Ms. Heneson at the 2014 Best in Maryland Gala. We will also honor the Educator of the Year and Partner of Distinction, reveal the New PR Professional of the Year, and present awards for excellence in public relations campaigns. The evening will include a keynote address from Terence O’Hara, vice president of communications for UnitedHealthcare Medicare and Retirement.

For more information on the Gala including all our nominees, click here!

–Industry News