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PRSA Colorado Weekly Newsletter

November 11, 2015

In This Issue
  1. PR Boost Preview
  2. Denver PR Pro becomes Chair-Elect
  3. College of Fellows Inducted
  4. #PRSAIcon
  5. 2016 Special Awards
  6. FREE Integrated Marketing
  7. 2015 Holiday Party
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Public Relations Manager at Hope House of Colorado
Danielle Montoya
Kelly Nash
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PR Boost Preview
By: Kaitlyn Viater, Linhart PR

PR Boost is my favorite PRSA (Public Relations Society of America) Colorado event of the year. It gives local nonprofits the opportunity to pick the brains of Denver’s experienced PR pros to gain learnings and insights that will positively – and immediately – impact their organizations’ communications efforts.

On the flip side, PRSA Colorado members with 5+ years of experience benefit from spending a morning donating their counsel and advice to the organizations who work so hard to make our community a better place.

Read the entire blog here

Longtime Member Becomes Chair-Elect of Public Relations Society of America

For the second time in less than a decade, a Denver-area public relations professional is in line to lead the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
Jane Dvorak, APR, Fellow PRSA, president of JKD & Company, Inc. of Lakewood, was elected Saturday to be PRSA’s chair-elect in 2016, placing her in line to become chair of PRSA in 2017.
Jeff Julin, APR, Fellow PRSA, a co-founder of Denver’s MGA Communications, chaired PRSA in 2008.
With more than 22,000 members, PRSA is the world’s largest and foremost organization of public relations professionals.
Learn more about Dvorak’s news here.
PRSA Colorado member inducted into the College of Fellows

PRSA Colorado member Sara Spaulding, APR, Fellow PRSA, market development manager of Century Link Colorado was formally inducted into the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) College of Fellows November 7 in Atlanta, Ga.

Earlier in the year, Spaulding and 14 members of the Public Relations Society of America were approved by the Board of Directors for acceptance into the organization’s prestigious College of Fellows.
Founded in 1989, the College of Fellows is a community of less than 350 senior PRSA members who have successfully advanced the public relations profession and distinguished themselves through their leadership in the public relations industry. In order qualify for admittance into the College of Fellows, the public relations practitioner or educator must have at least 20 years of experience, hold the Accredited in Public Relations (APR) credential and have demonstrated exceptional capability and accomplishment in the practice or teaching of public relations. College of Fellows members also must exhibit personal and professional qualities that make them role models for other practitioners or educators. Less than two percent of PRSA members are accepted into the College of Fellows.
A selection committee, consisting of current College of Fellows members, solicited and reviewed applications and recommended this year’s group of candidates to the PRSA 2015 National Board of Directors.

Learn more here.
What's Buzzin' at #PRSAICON?

This past week, public relations professionals from all over the world flocked to Atlanta for the 2015 Public Relations Society of America’s International Conference. Among PRSA Colorado members, six PRSA Colorado board members were also in attendance – see what they had to say about the Conference below.
Elizabeth Jumel APR, Fellow PRSA - @JumelPR

Stacey Sepp - @xstaticstacey  
Sara Spaulding, APR, Fellow PRSA - @MTNGirlSBS Sara Thornton - @SarahTPR  
Jane Dvorak, APR, Fellow PRSA - @JKDJane
  • Attendees come from around the world...PR Rocks worldwide! What an amazing profession! #prsaicon

2016 Special Awards

We know that the end of the year can be a little crazy but the Special Awards call for entries are coming up– due at 4 p.m. on Jan. 29, 2016. Now is the time to nominate your special clients, colleagues and comrades who continue to be outstanding PR professionals for one of the following Special Awards:
  • Swede Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Joe Fuentes Rookie of the Year Award
  • Chapter Service Award
  • PR Person of the Year Award
  • Business Person of the Year
  • Mentor of the Year Award
  • Public Relations Team of the Year Award
Visit for more information about the nomination criteria and entry form, or for specific questions, contact Claudia Morlan at, Jill Buck at, or the PRSA Colorado Office at
FREE Integrated Marketing Training With Membership

Broaden your skill set with access to an extensive library of live and on-demand professional development webinars — one of PRSA's premier member benefits.
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 Save the Date: PRSA Colorado's Holiday Party is on Friday, Dec. 11

You've worked hard all year and now it’s time to enjoy feasting and fun. In addition to Maggiano's delicious home-style banquet of Italian delights, we'll have networking games and gifting. Stay tuned for more information about this party coming soon.
Date: Friday, December 11, 2015
Time: 11:45 a.m.
Location: Maggiano's Little Italy
                500 16th Street
                Denver, CO 80202
Cost: Early registration is $35 for students and members, $45 for nonmembers until Nov. 20.
For more information and to register, click here.
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