Honoring Two of Pikes Peak PRSA’s Best
It was great to see so many of you at our Holiday Mixer earlier this month! In case you missed it, we honored Mark Murphy, APR, with our 2019 Pinnacle Award for lifetime achievement in the field of public relations. In his role as Customer and Workforce Communications Manager at Colorado Springs Utilities, Mark has long exhibited what it means to be a PR professional, serving as a role model and mentor to many. Congratulations, Mark!
A Huge Thanks to Fred Morgan
On behalf of the Pikes Peak PRSA Board of Directors and members, we salute Fred Morgan, APR, Fellow PRSA, for his years of board service to our PR community.
Fred joined our chapter shortly after moving here from New Mexico in the mid-1990s and served in a number of roles including President, APR Chair, Treasurer and Community Outreach. He’s been instrumental in building the Pikes Peak Communications Network to enhance coordination among Pikes Peak-area public information officers and will continue his work with this group in 2020.
Take a moment to watch this video JP Arnold put together to honor Fred.
*** The Fred Morgan New PR Professional Scholarship ***
We are still taking applications for the Fred Morgan Scholarship! This is the third year of this very successful scholarship. Our two previous Fred Morgan Scholars have shown great leadership on our board and our team has benefitted from their help and advice.
Click here to apply or visit www.prsacoloradosprings.org/scholarship for this free one-year PRSA membership and join our 2020 Board of Directors! What a wonderful PR gift and a fantastic way to start 2020!
Looking Ahead to 2020
It’s official: here’s your Pikes Peak PRSA 2020 Board of Directors!
President/Assembly Delegate: Allison Cortez, Director for Communication, Academy District 20
President-Elect/Advocacy: Andy Sinclair, Communications Advisor at Penrose St-Francis Health Services, Centura Health
Vice President/Programs: Elyse Jones, Community Partnership Coordinator, Pikes Peak Library District
Treasurer: Janet Stevens, APR, Retired
Secretary: Michaela Collins, Public Relations Specialist, Academy District 20
Past President/Ethics: Andrew Montgomery, APR, Manager of Organizational Development and Communications, Focus on the Family
Membership: Andrea Mensink, Communications Coordinator, Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC
Community Outreach: Christy McGee, APR, Director of Communications, Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8
Communications: Carolyn Stephen, Communications Specialist, Widefield School District 3
Awards: Erin Garcia, Utilities Communication Specialist, City of Fountain
Accreditation: JP Arnold, APR, Marketing and Business Development Manager, Bridgers & Paxton
Thanks to each of you for being a part of the Pikes Peak PRSA. It’s been an honor to serve as your President in 2019, and I can’t wait to see you all in the new year!