PR News recognized several members of Kaiser Permanente’s public relations team at the PR People Awards within the ceremony held yesterday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. where more than 100 PR professionals came to attend this yearly event. Senior vice president Diane Gage Lofgren was inducted into the PR News Hall of Fame, and national media and public relations consultant Laura Dunn was included on the “15-to-Watch” list acknowledging the youngest and most promising talents in the industry.
Holly Potter, vice president of public relations, was a finalist for Digital Communications Leader of the Year, and Patrice Smith, director of stakeholder management, was a finalist for Nonprofit PR Professional of the Year.
“At Kaiser Permanente, delivering world-class communications that promote our brand is our top priority. Our team of public relations professionals continues to raise the bar on what is possible,” said Gage Lofgren. “We are extremely gratified by these honors and to have our work recognized by our peers.”
The winners of the PR News PR People and 15-to-Watch Awards recognitions set the benchmark for excellence across all areas of PR. The awards attract hundreds of entries each year and spotlight the top talent of the PR world.
“Success in public relations is dependent upon people, their creativity, and the ability to adapt to an ever-changing media and social landscape,” said Potter. “Kaiser Permanente employs an extended team of exceptional people, and I am proud to work with them each day.”
This year, Kaiser Permanente was also named a Best Place to Work in PR, a 2010 Digital PR Team of the Year and Nonprofit PR Team of the Year by PR News.