PRSA Houston Legacy Award

The prestigious annual Legacy Award recognizes a distinguished professional for outstanding lifetime achievement in the field of public relations.

Candidates for the Legacy Award must be a current or former Houston chapter member and have at least 25 years of experience in public relations. Chapter members are encouraged to nominate a colleague, mentor or role model who meet these criteria. The award may be given posthumously. The winner is honored at the annual PRSA Houston Excalibur for Excellence Awards Gala.

Submission Guidelines

Nominations should demonstrate the candidate's leadership and expertise in the field of public relations. Entries should include a brief summary of the nominee and will be judged on the following:

  • Outstanding service to his/her company, community, organization or educational institution
  • Outstanding service to PRSA Houston

  • Honors, awards & recognition, and Accreditation

  • Advancing the body of knowledge and public image of the profession through teaching, writing, speaking, mentoring, and/or PRSA volunteer/leadership positions

 

Legacy Award Winners

  • 1998 James W. Hart (verified)

  • 2000 Ralph Frede, APR, Fellow PRSA (deceased Jan. 4, 2005)

  • 2001 Tom Stewart, APR, Fellow PRSA

  • 2002 Sabra Gill, APR, Fellow PRSA (deceased March 2009)

  • 2003 Gayle McNutt, APR, Fellow PRSA

  • 2004 Will Osterloh, APR, Fellow PRSA (deceased April 7, 2005)

  • 2005 Guy Brown, APR

  • 2006 Graham Painter, APR

  • 2007 Dr. Robert Heath, APR

  • 2008 Phillip Taggart, APR

  • 2009 Julie Fix, APR, Fellow PRSA

  • 2010 Kris Taylor, APR

  • 2011 Dr. Barbara Langham, APR

  • 2012 George Nelson, APR

  • 2013 Ben Wheatley, ABC, APR

  • 2014 Judi Martin, APR

  • 2015 Margot Dimond, APR

  • 2016 Deborah Buks, APR

  • 2017 Phil Morabito

 

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