PRSA ImPRessions Awards

November 15, 2018

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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Vue 17
1034 S. Brentwood Blvd 17th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63117
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You’re invited to the First Annual PRSA St. Louis ImPRessions Awards

Hosted by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) St. Louis Chapter, this is an opportunity to celebrate our chapter’s 60+ year legacy and build community between our current membership and former PRSA presidents and leadership.

Our past presidents and PRSA Board will help select two prestigious awards including the President’s Award (non-PR professional) and the PR Rising Star Award (PRSSA student), both from the St. Louis Region. These awards will be announced at the ImPRessions Awards, emceed by Rene Knott from KSDK Channel 5.

PRSA President’s Award: Non-PR Professional
The PRSA President’s Award is the highest honor the PRSA St. Louis Chapter can award a non-public relations professional. It honors a passionate and ethical St. Louisan who utilizes PR techniques to influence, engage and build relationships with key audiences in the St. Louis Metro Region and beyond. Nominations and the winner will be selected by the PRSA St. Louis Chapter’s past presidents.  

PRSA Rising Star Award: PRSSA Student
The PRSA Rising Star Award will be awarded to a PRSSA student in the St. Louis region who’s achieved early career successes, demonstrates outstanding leadership potential, possesses an enthusiasm for the future of public relations and is actively involved in the St. Louis community. The PRSA St. Louis Board will accept nominations from PRSSA Chapter Advisers who recognize exceptional students that meet this criteria. The current PRSA St. Louis board members will select the winner.

Attire: Business Formal

Keynote Speaker: Tara Raeber Vail

Tara Raeber Vail is a marketing and communications leader for Ascension, the nation’s leading Catholic healthcare system – driving research-based strategic marketing, consumer brand engagement and business development. She is focused on the intersection of consumer experience, reputation and relationship building.

Recently named among 2017 Top Women in PR by PR News, Tara has nearly 20 years of marketing, communications and public affairs experience from some of the top global agencies, patient advocacy and nonprofit organizations as well as government and politics.

Prior to Ascension, Tara was a vice president at leading public relations firm Ketchum, where she led award winning campaigns for clients in healthcare, public affairs and corporate communications. In that role, she worked to build awareness for healthcare policies and issues, product launches and consumer campaigns, advance legislation and policy initiatives, and manage marketing and communications strategy for major clients.

Her work in over the past 20 years has earned her numerous awards, most notably — more than 10 Public Relations Society of America Silver Anvils, a Global SABRE Award and a Cannes PR Lion. She is a St. Louis-area native and has a journalism degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

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$60.00 PRSA Member

$80.00 Non-Member

$100.00 PRSA Member + Guest

$50.00 Additional Guest (PRSA Member Only)

$130.00 Non-Member + Guest

$30.00 Full-Time Student

$50.00 Full-Time Student + Guest

$500.00 Table