FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mark Mohammadpour, APR
PRSA Portland Metro Chapter
(360) 609-1077, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathryn Hubbell Named PRSA’s William W. Marsh Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Portland, Ore., August 29, 2014 – Kathryn D. Hubbell, APR, M.S., Fellow PRSA, is the recipient of the 2014 William W. Marsh Lifetime Achievement award for her work in advancing the field of public relations. The annual award is presented by the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Portland Metro Chapter.
Hubbell will be honored at the PRSA Spotlight Awards, held on Oct. 16 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at LeftBank Annex, 101 N. Weidler St., Portland, Ore. Information and registration are available at www.prsa-portland.org/our-events/spotlight-awards.
The award is presented to a chapter member who has advanced the field of public relations, accomplished landmark professional achievements, and furthered the mission of PRSA and the Portland Metro Chapter. The chapter’s Awards of Distinction Committee reviews nominations for the William W. Marsh Lifetime Achievement Award based on the award criteria and guidelines. Information about the Marsh award is available at www.prsa-portland.org/our-events/awards-of-distinction.
In her 30+ years in public relations, Hubbell worked with environmental firms, various industries, performing arts, small business, health care and tourism, and led pro bono efforts to educate and support U.S. military enlistees on mandated vaccines in ways that empowered military men and women about health risks. Currently, she is an independent public relations consultant, running Adscripts, Inc. Public Relations Consulting and Training, and teaching public relations both online and on campus at Marylhurst University outside of Portland.
“I am so grateful on two levels,” Hubbell said. “Recognition from my peers, the people whose excellence I try to emulate each day, means so much – more than words can express. And I am very grateful to walk in the footsteps of William Marsh, strengthening and expanding the program he started at Marylhurst University.”
Kathryn D. Hubbell, APR, M.S., Fellow PRSA
Kathryn D. Hubbell, APR, M.S., Fellow PRSA, holds a degree in journalism with a focus in public relations from the University of Oregon, is accredited in public relations through the Public Relations Society of America and holds a Master’s in Communications Management from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in New York. Stories she has written for her clients have appeared in local, national and international publications and broadcast outlets, and she has won awards for her work in advertising as well as for her work in public relations.
Hubbell was the original founder of the Missoula Businesswomen’s Network in 1984, an organization still going strong with approximately 300 members; and she founded the Montana Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. She served as 2001 Chair of PRSA’s North Pacific District, encompassing eight western states; and from 2008 through 2009 served on the national PRSA Board of Directors.
At Marylhurst, she teaches classes in public relations principles, beginning and advanced writing, research, social media, video production, law and ethics, crisis communications and case studies and analysis.
William W. Marsh: “The Dean of Public Relations in Oregon.”
The William W. Marsh Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest honor presented by PRSA’s Portland Metro Chapter. For nearly four decades, William W. Marsh was a towering figure in public relations in Oregon. A charter member of the Portland Metro Chapter, Marsh served as president in 1963. After 28 years in the profession, Marsh joined Marylhurst University, where he taught from 1986 to 1993, establishing a public relations certificate program.
William W. Marsh Award Honorees:
2014 – Kathy Hubbell, APR, Fellow PRSA
2013 – Darcie Meihoff, APR
2012 – Michael J. Riley, APR, PRC
2011 – Tom Unger, APR, ABC, Fellow PRSA
2010 – Lisa Donoughe
2009 – Dianne Danowski Smith, APR, Fellow PRSA
2008 – Gail Dundas, APR
2007 – Martha Crawford Richmond, APR
2006 – Timm Locke, APR
2005 – Doug Babb
2004 – Olga Haley, APR
2003 – Mara Woloshin, APR, Fellow PRSA
2002 – Carol Dillin, APR
2001 – Patty Farrell, APR
2000 – Chuck Williams, APR
1999 – Pat McCormick
1998 – Lucy Martin, APR
1997 – Vicky Hastings, APR
1996 – Brian Bell, APR
1995 – Sharon Van Sickle, APR
1994 – Mary Ann Lockwood
1993 – Barbara Peeples, APR
1992 – Rolf Glerum, APR
1991 – Liz Cawood, APR
1990 – Vernor Schenck, APR
1989 – Barbara Stallcup Miller, APR
1988 – Jean Bradley, APR
1987 – Ron Schmidt
1986 – William W. Marsh, APR
About PRSA’s Portland Metro Chapter:
Serving 240 public relations professionals in Oregon and Southwest Washington, the chapter supports lifelong professional development and honors excellence in public relations.
More than one-fifth of Portland Metro Chapter members have earned Accreditation in Public Relations (APR), the profession’s only national post-graduate certification program. Six chapter members have been elected to the PRSA College of Fellows, considered the pinnacle of a professional career.
The Portland Metro Chapter is led by an all-volunteer board of professionals from across the region. Signature events include the annual Spotlight Awards, honoring excellence in public relations, and the Communicators Conference, held in partnership with the Oregon-Columbia chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators.
The Portland Metro Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is one of 111 PRSA chapters across the country. Information about the chapter is available at www.prsa-portland.org.