Our annual Evening of Honors, at which the Ernest R. McDowell Award for Excellence in Public Relations is presented. The award, which recognizes an individual for sustained excellence in the field of public relations – both in the profession itself and the community-at-large – was established in memory of Ernest R. McDowell, the late senior vice president of Marketing and Corporate Relations for Capital Health System, now UPMC Pinnacle Health System. This long-standing tradition began in 1991 and has continued every year since.
The Pennsylvania Public Relations Society (PPRS) is proud to announce this year’s recipient of the Ernest R. McDowell Award for Excellence in Public Relations: Roger Baumgarten, principal of Baumgarten Public Relations LLC and owner of Roger That Photography. Roger is a 35-year veteran of public relations and crisis communications—as a practitioner and trainer—and an accomplished professional photographer, in multiple genres, for businesses, associations, nonprofits, individuals/families, school districts, performing artists, and presidential candidates. Read the full release.
If you are interested in speaking during the event to make remarks in celebration of our winner, please email Katelyn McNally at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know you’d like to speak about Roger’s accomplishments.
Event Date/Time: Thursday, November 12, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Deadline to Register: Wednesday, November 11
- Members – Free
- Non-Members – $20
- Students: $15
*Dial-in information will be sent after you register. The meetings will be recorded and sent to those who register and are unable to attend during that time.