PRNEWS Announces the 2019 PR People Awards Finalists & Rising PR Stars

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Winners will be unveiled December 12 during the Awards Luncheon at the Georgetown Marriott in Washington, D.C.

PRNEWS will bring together hundreds of the communications industry’s leading professionals at the PR People Awards Luncheon on December 12 at the Georgetown Marriott in Washington, D.C. The awards luncheon will feature a ceremony unveiling the PR People award winners and honoring the Rising PR Stars. A keynote presentation will be delivered from Carrie Kerpen, CEO and co-founder of Likeable Media, a digital agency named Crain’s 6th Best Place to Work in NYC and author of “Work-It: Secrets for Success from the Boldest Women in Business.

The PR People Awards is an international competition that recognizes the top talent whose work is making an impact. The selected finalists represent the innovative, risk-taking and strategic communicators setting the benchmark of excellence in the communications arena. View the 2019 PR People Finalists.

The Rising PR Stars is a category within the PR People Awards, which honors young professionals 30 and under who have proven their success in different areas of public relations and continue to shine bright on their teams. View the 2019 Rising PR Stars.

PRNEWS will also dedicate time during the ceremony to induct three game-changing industry leaders: Katina Arnold, Vice President of Corporate Communications as ESPN, Errol Cockfield, SVP of Communications at MSNBC and James Mahoney, Global Corporate Communications and Public Policy Executive at Bank of America. These individuals serve as sources of inspiration within and beyond the workplace and help to redefine and expand the roles communicators play. View the 2019 inductees.

Luncheon tickets, individual and team tables, are now available. The Platinum Package includes VIP seating with a table for ten in the front of the room for the whole team to enjoy all the action up close, two bottles of champagne, a full-page program ad and more:

The PR People Awards Luncheon is sponsored by Aflac.

For registration questions regarding the PR People Awards Luncheon, contact Mary-Lou French at For awards dinner gala sponsorship inquiries, contact Mike Coon at

The PRNEWS Group is a go-to source that serves the communications and marketing community at corporations, agencies and nonprofits. For more information, visit

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