PRSA Pittsburgh announced the Individual Renaissance Award winners for the 2009 Renaissance Awards. Renaissance Awards is an annual event that recognizes local professionals and corporations for excellence in public relations.
Finalists for the Individual Renaissance Awards need to demonstrate leadership skills and to have a potpourri of community activities, accomplishments and contributions to the profession. Awards include the Renaissance Hall of Fame, the Renaissance Communicator of the Year and the Renaissance Rising Star Awards, and the winners are:
- Renaissance Rising Star Award – Kristan Allen, Ketchum, Jennifer Schmitt, Pipitone Group
- Renaissance Communicator of the Year Award – Dave Egan, Reed Smith, Dr. Neil Capretto, Gateway Rehab
- Renaissance CEO Communicator of the Year Award – Randy Dearth, LANXESS Corporation
- Renaissance Hall of Fame Award – Kelly Skoloda, Ketchum
In addition to distributing Individual Renaissance Awards, the ceremony also recognizes the year’s best public relations tactics and campaigns as judged by a panel from PRSA Los Angeles.