The Phoenix Award recognizes a CEO, business leader or community leader outside of the public relations, marketing and advertising industries for supporting and elevating the best practices of public relations.

Characteristics and qualities must include:

  • Understanding of public relations
  • Support of public relations in business and the community
  • Incorporation of the best practices of public relations within the organization
  • Community service
  • Community outreach
  • Community involvement

 

 

The 2016 Phoenix Award Receipient is:

Mary Beth Reisinger, Chief Administrative Officer at AAA Arizona

Past award recipients include:

  • 2015:¬†Patrick Banger, Town Manager for Gilbert, Arizona
  • 2014: Kimber Lanning, Founder, Local First Arizona
  • 2013: Derrick Hall, CEO & President, Arizona Diamondbacks
  • 2012: Phil Pangrazio, Arizona Bridge to Independent Living
  • 2009: Diane Brossart, Valley Forward Association
  • 2007: David McIntyre, President & CEO, TriWest Healthcare
  • 1995: Frank Fairbanks, City Manager, City of Phoenix
  • 1994: John Antioco, President & CEO, Circle K Corporation
  • 1993: Del & Jewell Lewis, Owners, KTVK TV 3
  • 1992: Ron Bergamo, Vice President & General Manager, KSAZ TV 10
  • 1991: Jerry Colangelo, President & CEO, Phoenix Suns
  • 1990: Ed Beauvais, Chairman & CEO, America West Airlines
  • 1989: O. Mark Demichele, President & CEO, Arizona Public Service
  • 1988: Dr. Timothy Dyer, Superintendent, Phoenix Unified School District
  • 1987: Gene E. Rice, President & Chairman, MeraBank
  • 1986: Lou Grubb, President, Lou Grubb Chevrolet
  • 1985: Robert Gosnell, President, Gosnell Development Corp.
  • 1984: Jack Pfister, General Manager, Salt River Project
  • 1983: Don Cline, Arizona Vice President, Mountain Bell
  • 1982: Ed Carson, President, First Interstate Bank of America

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