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.

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