2017 Gold Pick Special Award Winners

    We are excited to announce the 2017 Gold Pick Special Award winners nominated by industry peers and awarded to outstanding professionals in the field of public relations. PRSA Colorado annually honors the achievements of individuals and organizations in public relations through recognition of best practices and high ethical standards among leaders and peers in the industry.

    We are pleased to recognize the following outstanding professionals and their achievements:

    Swede Johnson Lifetime Achievement

    Amy Johnson, APR, Amy Johnson Public Relations

    Public Relations Person of the Year

    Catherine B. Lucas, APR, Metropolitan State University of Denver

    Business Person of the Year

    Tami Door, Downtown Denver Partnership

    Joe Fuentes Rookie of the Year

    Catie Mayer, B Public Relations

    Chapter Service

    Michelle Ellis, Ellis Communications Marketing

    Mentor of the Year

    Kimberly Stern, Colorado State University

    Public Relations Team of the Year

    Ball Corporation Communications Team

    The Special Award winners, as well as Gold and Silver Pick award winners, will be recognized at the Gold Pick Awards ceremony scheduled for Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House in Denver. Registration is open now at

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