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Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015
Contact: Jessica Sacco
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John Guilfoil Named National Public Affairs Professional of the Year
WASHINGTON, D.C. — John Guilfoil Public Relations is pleased to announce that its principal owner, John Guilfoil, was named Public Affairs Professional of the Year by PR News during a noontime event Wednesday at the National Press Club.
PR News honored the top professionals in Public Relations at its 2015 PR People Awards luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 9. The event recognized individuals who make communications matter in the marketplace everyday.
As Public Affairs Professional of the Year, John was recognized for his leadership in bringing a “corporate approach” to public affairs and police, fire, and government communications. He has also successfully spearheaded communications for advocacy initiatives including the Gloucester ANGEL Initiative and the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.).
“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by PR News in front of my peers,” Guilfoil said. “I was proud to accept this award in front of three groups of people who have had a major influence in my life and career: Some of my clients, my staff, and my parents. This company would not be successful without the faith and trust shown in us by police and fire chiefs, town and city managers, and business leaders who understand the importance of gaining public trust through effective dissemination of timely and truthful information. I share this award with each of them.”
PR News also recognized up-and-coming public relations professionals with its Rising PR Stars 30 & Under, honored the Top Places to Work in PR, and inducted a round of PR professionals into its Hall of Fame.
To view PR News’ gallery of the event, click here.
About PR News
The PR News Group at Access Intelligence, LLC is a daily intellectual hub that serves the communications and marketing community at corporations, agencies and nonprofits. The PR News group focuses on honing and growing PR practitioners’ skills in social media, crisis management, digital PR, measurement, employee relations, media training, CSR and writing through its flagship newsletter, webinars, conferences, awards programs, workshops and guidebooks. With the launch of its weekly newsletter over 70 years ago, PR News has remained dedicated to supporting the growth of communicators all while keeping them abreast of the latest news affecting the industry.
About John Guilfoil Public Relations LLC
With the philosophy that every police and fire department and government agency deserves effective communications and public relations on the same scale as major corporations, John Guilfoil Public Relations produces clear, concise content for our clients and responds to major news incidents for more than 100 police and fire departments in five states. The company is located in Georgetown, Mass. and was founded by John Guilfoil, a former Boston Globe metro reporter who served as deputy press secretary for the late Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino during the end of his historic run as Boston’s longest-serving mayor.