Andy Polansky
Andy Polansky

Weber Shandwick executive chairman Andy Polansky will receive the 2019 IPR Alexander Hamilton Medal for Lifetime Achievement at the IPR Annual Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner on Nov. 19 at New York City’s Roosevelt Hotel.

In addition to receiving the award, which is named in honor of the strategies employed by Hamilton to gain support for the adoption of the U.S. Constitution, Polansky will also address the audience at the event.

The IPR presents the award annually to recognize individuals who have made major contributions to the practice of public relations, including the effective use of research, over the course of their careers. Harold Burson, Al Golin and Besty Plank are among the past recipients.

Gail Heimann, president and CEO of Weber Shandwick, said Polansky has provided leadership that “not only shaped the modern global communications agency of today, but that has demonstrated, beyond doubt, that relentlessly focusing on people is what matters most.”

Tickets to the event are available for $500 each, with tables of 10 going for $5,000 and premium tables of 10 available for $10,000. For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here.