The Werner-VonderHaar-Bogart (WVB) Award is the highest honor that the Cincinnati PRSA Chapter can bestow upon a member. It is given to a member to recognize service to the Chapter, the community, the profession and the Society.
The award is named after William Werner, Edward VonderHaar and Judith Bogart, three public relations leaders who served as presidents of the Cincinnati chapter and later served as PRSA national presidents.
Judges look for candidates who have demonstrated service to the chapter, the community, the society and the profession. Award recipients have demonstrated achievement in at least three of the four service areas.
Do you have the next name to add to our WVB recipient list? Chapter members are invited to see the award criteria, selection guidelines and process, and submit a nomination on our WVB nomination page.
Carrie Phillippi, APR, is the 2016 recipient of the Werner-VonderHaar-Bogart Award. Congratulations on this outstanding and well-deserved achievement! Carrie was celebrated at the 2016 Blacksmith Awards on November 17.
Click here to learn more about Carrie, and the accomplishments that led to her selection as the 2016 WVB award recipient.
2016 - Carrie Phillippi, APR
2015 - Rob Pasquinucci, APR
2014 - Chris Kemper, APR
2013 - Debbie Copeland-Bloom, APR
2012 – Gail Myers, APR
2011 - Jackie Reau
2008 - Kevin Dugan, APR
2006 - Mike Boehmer, APR
2005 - Debra DeCourcy, APR
2002 - Peter Hollister, APR, Fellow PRSA
2001 - Rick Miller, APR
2000 - Patricia Trubow, APR, Fellow PRSA
1999 - Elizabeth Charlton, APR
1998 - Linnea Lose, APR
1997 - Claudia McKee
1996 - Lauren Green-Caldwell, APR
1995 - Tom Schick, APR, Fellow PRSA
1994 - Lauralee Sawyer
1991 - William Brewer, APR
1990 - Rick Pender, APR, Fellow PRSA
1989 - Daniel Ransohoff
1988 - Claudia Harrod, APR
1987 - Lyla Haggard
1986 - Lee Oberlag, APR
1985 - Elizabeth Stilz Mills
1984 - Pat KellIson
1983 - Mary Bates
1981 - Betty Blake
1980 - Ted Bushelman
1979 - Ronald Lustick, APR
1978 - Daniel Pinger, APR, Fellow PRSA
1977 - Charles Carey, APR
1976 - Judith Bogart, APR, Fellow PRSA
1975 - Bruce Stoecklin, APR
1974 - Robert Stewart, APR