Edward L. Bernays Award

The annual Bernays Award is the highest honor bestowed by MPRC to a single practitioner. An honorary member of MPRC until his death, Edward Bernays is recognized as the "father of public relations" for a lifetime of work integral to the recognition of public relations as a profession with scientific grounding. 

In his spirit, this award recognizes a public relations professional who has exhibited extraordinary achievement and outstanding leadership in the public relations profession, along with community service and unmatched professional integrity and ethical behavior in their practice of public relations.


PAST WINNERS

2016 - John Lamb, APR
2015 - Linda Varrell, APR
2014 - No submissions received
2013 - No submissions received
2012 - Susan Tompkins
2011 - Nancy Marshall
2010 - Jon Paradis
2009 - John Diamond
2008 - Russ Donahue
2007 - Wayne Clark
2006 - Dan Marois
2005 - Midge Vreeland, APR
2004 - Michael Bourque, APR
2003 - Tony Payne
2002 - Kathleen Duris Tarbox, APR
2001 - Linda Frechette
2000 - Judy Katzel, APR
1999 - Stephen H. McCausland
1998 - Mark Ishkanian, APR
1997 - Dick Dyer, APR
1996 - Meredith Strang Burgess
1995 - Deborah Hammond
1994 - Susan Swain
1993 - Edward O'Meara
1992 - Leslie Gall
1991 - Shelley Dunn
1990 - Robert Caswell
1988 - Dan Davidson, APR
1987 - Chip Carey
1986 - James Harnar, APR
1985 - John McCatherin
1984 - Bill Harkins & Kate Perry
1983 - Ron Palmquist