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Ex-PRSA Chief Counters Coffee Cancer Warning Ruling

Mon, Apr. 2, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Bill MurrayFormer Public Relations Society of America CEO Bill Murray is leading pushback against a California judge’s preliminary decision that requires coffee shops to post warnings about possible links between coffee drinking and cancer.

RF Alum to Helm New England Aquarium

Thu, Mar. 29, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Vikki SpruillVikki Spruill, one-time senior VP at Ruder Finn, will become CEO of the New England Aquarium, a major marine animal conservation, research and education center, on July 30.

Museum of PR to Explore Values-Based PR

Fri, Mar. 23, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Pr MuseumThe Museum of PR will explore the role that values play in PR decision-making in an April 11 panel that will include Arthur Page president Roger Bolton, Weber Shandwick chairman Jack Leslie and former GE chief communications officer Joyce Herneghan.

Page Center Rolls out Larry Foster Awards

Wed, Feb. 21, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Larry FosterThe Arthur W. Page Center will honor Bill George, Gwen Ifill and John Onoda with its Larry Foster Awards at a ceremony to be held at New York City’s Grand Hyatt Hotel tonight.

IABC Teams with PRCA

Wed, Feb. 7, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Alex MaloufThe International Assn. of Business Communicators and the UK’s PRCA have signed an agreement to work together across the EMENA region.

King Cruises to CLIA

Fri, Dec. 8, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Megan Barber KingMegan King, who spent the 13 years at Porter Novelli, has joined Cruise Lines International Assn., as senior VP strategic communications & research.

Pay and Prestige for Women in PR Still Lags, Study Says

Fri, Nov. 17, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Global Women in PRA new study reveals that while women represent two-thirds of the global PR industry, 78 percent of CEOs in the top 30 PR agencies worldwide are men and they also occupy 62 percent of seats at the PR boardroom table.

Beer Wholesalers Tap Duo

Wed, Aug. 23, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

National Beer Wholesalers AssociationThe National Beer Wholesalers Assn., which represents more than 3,000 independent beer distributors, has recruited Eric Bunning and Amanda DeBard for communications posts.

ICMA Issues RFP for PR, Media Relations

Wed, Aug. 2, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Intl County Management AssociationThe International County Management Assn. wants to hire a PR firm to help position the DC-based group as the leader for best practices in local government management.

EPA Vet Jones Joins Chemicals Trade Group

Mon, Jun. 19, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Jim JonesJim Jones, a former Environmental Protection Agency assistant administrator, has joined the Consumer Specialty Products Assn, as executive VP-strategic alliances & industry relations.

Teach for America Looks for PR Pro

Fri, Jun. 16, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Teach for AmericaTeach for America is looking to recruit a VP-national communications and engagement executive to craft a communications strategy and serve as the national voice of the non-profit group.

American Women in PR Stresses 'Professionalism'

Tue, Jun. 13, 2017

By Jane Landers

Talia Beckett DavisAmerican Women in PR, launching its New York chapter June 9 at the Novotel Times Square, said it will stress that PR is “a profession” and not “an industry.”