Announcing the 2016 Ace Awards Finalists

Check out this year’s class of top-notch agencies, in-house teams and individual communications professionals.

The best public relations campaigns are nothing without strong teams behind them. Ragan & PR Daily’s Awards programs typically recognize the communications campaigns and initiatives created by internal and external communicators around the world. Ragan & PR Daily’s 2016 Ace Awards will honor the communications professionals, in-house teams and agencies behind the most impressive work of the year.

These practitioners are the most talented in media relations, internal communications, health care communications and so much more. They’ve shared examples of their most successful campaigns and displayed creativity, ingenuity and dedication.

Our judges reviewed more than 50 entries to find the top performers of 2016. Next, the judges will review this pool of finalists to name the 2016 category winners of Ragan & PR Daily’s Ace Awards. The Special Edition will be released in early May.

The Ragan staff congratulates all our finalists and wishes you the best of luck in the final round of judging!


Media Relations Professional

Kara Stephens, Pascale Communications

Mukesh Kharbanda, Fuzion PR Pvt. Ltd.

Nonprofit Communicator

Heather Morgan, Children’s Home Society of Florida

Meghan Gerardo, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

Noreen Braman, New Jersey Lawyers Assistance Program

Andy Nilsen, Save the Children Myanmar

Public Relations Professional

Megan Driscoll, EvolveMKD

Catherine Hernandez-Blades, Aflac

Tamara Moore, The Reis Group

Jim Schwartz, Takeda

Patrick Flook, Diageo

Social Media Strategist

Casie Shimansky, Cisco

Laura Wyant, Pascale Communications

Megan Bogus, Susan Davis International

Bia Bernum, Mansfield University Dept. of Communication

Industry Newcomer

Mindy Mizell, American Red Cross

Melissa Harris, M Harris LLC

Lauren Sarno, Elizabeth Arden

Jazmine Woodberry, Longboard Asset Management

Jen Ribble, Return Path

Industry Veteran

Georgette Pascale, Pascale Communications

Connie Burke, General Motors


Internal Communications Team



FirstEnergy Corp.

Public Relations Team

Harman International


Small Communications Team

National Insurance Crime Bureau

Synapse Group, Inc.


Brinkman Partners

Scandinave Spa Whistler

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association

24K Creative


B-to-B/Business Services Agency

Greentarget Global Group LLC



Health Care Agency


Pascale Communications, LLC

Small Agency

Bellmont Partners

Young & Associates

Landis Communications Inc.

Fineman PR


Castillo & Ruig Communications

The Narrative Group

En Route

Specialty Agency


Sydney Reising Creative

Grey Matter Marketing

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