By Chris Kemper
As chair of the 2015 Werner-VonderHaar-Bogart (WVB) selection committee, I am honored and delighted to announce that Rob Pasquinucci, APR, is the recipient of the 2015 Werner-VonderHaar-Bogart Award. Please join me in offering hearty congratulations to Rob on this outstanding and well-deserved achievement!
The WVB is the highest honor the Cincinnati PRSA Chapter can bestow upon a member.It's named after William Werner, Edward VonderHaar and Judith Bogart, three public-relations titans who served as presidents of the Cincinnati Chapter and later served as PRSA national presidents.
Rob is the 33rd inductee to this prestigious group of dedicated professionals whose achievements in public relations are marked by so much more than an award on a shelf. And like the previous 32 recipients, Rob has dedicated time, talent and passion to serving our Chapter, our profession, the Cincinnati community and PRSA.
Rob has been a member of the Cincinnati Chapter of PRSA since 1998. In 2008, Rob served as chapter president. During his term, he helped modernize chapter programming and communications to offer new options for member engagement. The chapter reaped the rewards of his work as membership grew during his term. He continues to be engaged in the chapter today as a blogger on CincinnatiPRSA.org.
Outside of PRSA, Rob has served as president and board member of the Hyde Park Neighborhood Council, a volunteer adviser for Phi Delta Theta fraternity, coached Little League basketball and offered pro-bono communication counsel to a variety of local organizations.
Congratulations, Rob. We look forward to celebrating you at the 2015 Blacksmith Awards on Thursday, Nov. 19!