PRSA Greater Cleveland recognizes excellence in public relations through several awards programs held each year. Award winners demonstrate leadership in the public relations field and contribute to advancing the profession in Northeast Ohio. PRSA Greater Cleveland recognizes local excellence in the public relations field through the following annual awards:


Cleveland Rocks Awards, acknowledging outstanding public relations programs incorporating sound research, planning, execution and evaluation. More information on this year’s event are available here.


Mark Your Calendars and join us for the PRSA Cleveland’s 2018 Hill, Lighthouse  & Young Awards Presentation:

The John W. Hill Award

Is presented each year to the chief executive of a Greater Cleveland area organization who provides outstanding leadership and support for internal and external communications.

2018 Recipient: David Gilbert, President & CEO of Destination Cleveland, and President & CEO The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission

The Lighthouse Award

Is presented each year to recognize the career accomplishments and community service of a senior public relations professional who is a member of Greater Cleveland PRSA.

2018 Recipient: Barbara Paynter, APR Fellow PRSA, President Paynter Communications, Honoring Past President of both PRSA Cleveland and PRSA Akron Chapters

The Davis Young Award for Exceptional Mentors

Is presented each year to recognize a professional who excels in mentoring students and young professionals through hands-on instruction and support.

2018 Recipient: Julie A. Miller, APR Associate Professor, Director of the Public Relations Program, Baldwin Wallace University

Join all our recipients, along with our program’s emcee, Richard Batyko, APR Fellow PRSA, and 2018 PRSA National Board Member

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Union Club

1211 Euclid Avenue

11:30 Registration/Noon Luncheon/Program to follow

PRSA Cleveland members (or students) – $35
Non-members – $45

Valet parking available ($12)

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Public Relations Society of America, Greater Cleveland Chapter