The next individual award given out tonight was the Doris Fleischman Award.
The Doris Fleischman Award honors unrecognized contributions an individual FPRA member has made to the public relations profession and/or to FPRA. In essence, this is an “unsung hero” award intended to reward that individual who consistently provides support and assistance to the Association.
The award was established to honor the achievements and contributions of Doris Fleischman, business partner and wife of Edward L. Bernays, the “father” of public relations. It honors those FPRA members who, like Ms. Fleischman, make contributions to the field of public relations through consistent, tireless efforts. It is meant to honor a member for his/her “behind the scenes” work and FPRA volunteer efforts that go unnoticed by chapter members and are not recognized by other awards programs.
Drum roll, please… the recipient of the 2010 Doris Fleischman Award is:
Rachel Smith, APR, CPRC
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Florida Department of Education
Send Rachel a congratulatory email at Rachel.Smith@vr.fldoe.org