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Congratulations to PRSA Houston's 2011 Excalibur Award Winners

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PRSA Houston Congratulates
2011 Excalibur Award Winners
Congratulations to all of the 2011 Excalibur Awards for Excellence winners. See the complete list of winners.

PRSA Houston President Michelle McCormick congratulates Bob Hale, president and chief executive officer of the Houston Association of Realtors®, who was honored as CEO Communicator of the Year by the chapter.  

If you were unable to join us last Thursday for the 2011 Excalibur Awards Gala presented by Business Wire Houston, here were some of the highlights:
  • LyondellBasell took home the biggest prize of the evening—the Grand Excalibur Award—for their Chemical Plant Building Implosion entry in the Issues Management category.

  • Mary Benton from KPRC Channel 2 hosted a crowd of more than 230 guests, a 36.9 percent increase over the previous year, to a program full of laughter, awards and special memories.

  • The Public Relations Foundation of Houston raised more than $5,000 to benefit its scholarship program.

  • Dr. Barbara Langham, APR received the Legacy Award.

  • Bob Hale, President and CEO, Houston Association of REALTORS©, reminded the crowd during his CEO Communicator of the Year acceptance speech about the importance of having a talented communications team.

  • PR Professional of the Year went to Brad Leone of Fifth Ring which also took home the Mid-Size Agency of the Year Award

  • For the second year in a row, the Young PR Professional of the Year was won by a Hill & Knowlton employee, Erin Dillard.

  • FKM won the most awards at the Gala and even took home two special awards for PR Agency of the Year and Large Agency of the Year. Additionally, Laureen Lucas received an honorable mention in the Young PR Professional of the Year Award.

  • The Harris County Flood Control District won the Government Relations Team of the year.

Share your Gala memories  on PRSA Houston’s Facebook page.

Gala Photos
Thanks to Shelly Chetty and SPCcreative Photography for the wonderful Gala photographs.

View more Excalibur Awards Gala photos.

Order prints or download images from SPCcreative before July 15, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Public Relations Foundation of Houston. 

PR Foundation Auction Success
The Public Relations Foundation of Houston raised more than $5,000 to benefit its scholarship program.

Certificate Reorders
We are using a special paper this year to print the award certificates, and you will not be able to make copies or scan the originals.

Click here to order reprints by September 1

Unclaimed Award Entries and Binders should be picked up no later than October 5. Please contact Paula Ruth to make arrangements.

A Round of Thanks
Special thanks to this year’s Excalibur Committee for making the event a success!

  • Tricia Bentley, Harris County Flood Control District
  • Justin Concepcion, City of Houston Mayor’s Office
  • Ania Czarnecka, Magnolia Sky Communications
  • Ed Davis, United Way of Greater Houston
  • Kristi Krupala, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Meagan Stangle-Guidry, Hopkins and Associates

PRSA Houston and the Excalibur Committee would like to once again thank all of our wonderful sponsors and those who purchased tables:

Presenting Sponsor

Reception Sponsor

Champagne Sponsor

Public Relations Professional of the Year Sponsor

 In-Kind Sponsors



(Media Partner)    

(Dessert Sponsor)

 (Print Sponsor)

Touch of Elegance

(Photography Sponsor)




Table Sponsors

Box Office Stars


Up and Comers


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