PRSA Portland Metro Chapter

Olga M. Haley Mentorship Award

Honoring the legacy of Olga M. Haley

Olga M. Haley, APR

Olga M. Haley, APR

This award reflects our chapter’s dedication to supporting members at every stage of their careers and lives. A legendary figure in Portland public relations, Haley’s background included leadership roles at Gerber and Leopold Ketel, where she spent most of her career before forming her own firm, Power Public Relations. A longtime member of the PRSA Portland Metro Chapter, Haley served as president in 2003. Throughout her career, she was committed to supporting PRSA and the public relations profession, serving as a mentor to countless chapter members. She was widely respected not only by her clients, colleagues and fellow chapter members, but also by Portland’s journalism community.

Haley passed away in March of 2014 at the age of 69, leaving behind an unparalleled legacy of mentorship, excellence and professionalism.

Award of Distinction: Mentorship Nomination Form

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Olga M. Haley Mentorship Award 2015 honoree: Tom Unger, APR, ABC, CTM, Fellow PRSA

Tom Unger

Honorees

Award Criteria

  1. Eligible individuals must be: 1) a Portland Metro Chapter member currently working as a practitioner as defined by PRSA, 2) a Portland Metro Chapter member serving as a collegiate instructor/professor, or 3) a Portland Metro Chapter member (current or past) retired from practice.
  2. Please note, mentorship takes many forms and is not limited to the traditional mentee/mentor relationship; therefore, candidates guiding the next generation but not formally involved in the Portland Metro Chapter mentor network are also eligible.
  3. How does the candidate demonstrate exemplary service in public relations mentoring?