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Monday, October 17, 2016

National Black Public Relations Society Honors PR Excellence on Friday, 10/28 at Its #PowerPR Playing to Win! Conference in Chicago


Los Angeles, CA — The National Black Public Relations Society (NBPRS) Inc. is honoring leaders in PR excellence as a part of its 2016 #PowerPR Playing to Win! National Conference, which convenes October 27 and 28 in Chicago.

The 2016 Network Awards Luncheon honoring professionals exhibiting excellence in the industry by advancing diversity and empowering our communities will take place 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. on Friday, October 28 at the Mid America Club, Aon, 200 East Randolph Drive, 80th Floor, Aon Center.

The luncheon is open to the public. Admission to the Friday luncheon is $65 per person. There are a limited number of VIP/Sponsor tables available for $1,250.00 and reserved VIP seats at $125.00. Go to http://nbprs2016.eventbrite.com to purchase your tickets.

“I am so proud to announce the winners of this year’s awards,” said NBPRS President Neil Foote. “These individuals represent so many of the values that this organization stands for. They are passionate and dedicated. They are inspiring. They are true role models for everyone.”

The 2016 Network Awards Luncheon honorees include:

* The Pat Tobin Lifetime Achievement Award:
– Pat Harris, global chief diversity officer and vice president of global community engagement, McDonald’s Corporation

* Mover & Shaker Award:
– Angela Ingram, Senior Vice President, Communications, Chicago Region, iHeartMedia Markets Group
– Merry Green, President of MGPG Events, Inc. and the Creator & Founder of “The Black Women’s Expo”
– Diane Latiker, Founder/President, Kids Off The Block

* Ofield Dukes Educators Award:
– David Brown, assistant professor, Temple University and faculty adviser, NBPRS student chapter


NBPRS, Inc., the foremost organization for image-makers and brand strategists, is holding this two-day conference, that features a keynote by April D. Ryan, veteran White House Correspondent and author of The Presidency in Black & White: My Up-Close View of Three Presidents and Race in America, a general session with Fred Cook, CEO of Golin and author of Improvise – Unconventional Career Advice from an Unlikely CEO and workshops with public relations experts from AT&T, Burson-Marsteller, Edelman, Ketchum, Vox Global and Walmart. Special sessions will include insights of recruiters targeting entry-level, mid-career and senior level. Master Classes will offer strategies and case studies on sports and entertainment, social media and global public relations. Additionally, there will be high-energy Playing to Win sessions on crisis communications, the job search and entrepreneurship.

Sponsors for this year’s conference are: Edelman, Walmart, Vox Global, Bloom, Gross & Associates, Burson-Marsteller, BusinessWire, Flowers Communications Group, Christian Hendricks, Golin, Medill School of Journalism, BlackPR.com and Savoy Magazine.


About the National Black Public Relations Society, Inc.
Since its founding in 1998, the National Black Public Relations Society, Inc. has served as an advocate for black professionals in the public relations, media relations, corporate communications, investor relations, government affairs, community relations and related fields. Run by professionals for professionals, NBPRS addresses the diverse needs of its members through programs and partnerships that provide cultural and competitive advantages. NBPRS has chapters in the major media markets and offers peer-to-peer support, mentorship, networking, job opportunities, internships, and career advancement strategies for professionals engaged in corporate, government, agency, non-profit, and private practice. For more information, visit www.nbprs.org. Follow them on Twitter @nbprs.


Deborah Hyman