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Excalibur Awards for Excellence 2012

PRSA Houston's 27th Annual Excalibur Awards honored outstanding public relations professionals, programs and tactics.  Winners were showcased at the 2012 Awards presentation and dinner, June 28, at the Crystal Ballroom. Gold, Silver and Bronze Excalibur Awards were  presented to talented PR professionals.

Congratulations to all of the winners, including Grand Excalibur Winner LyondellBasell,


Legacy Award Winner George Nelson, APR, and CEO Communicator of the Year Mayor Annise Parker.  For a complete list of winners, click here.

Photos from the event were posted by in-kind sponsor Robert Allred Photography.

Thank you to the Excalibur Committee for a wonderful event!  Special thanks go to the chairs: Rhea Davis and Kristen Meyer (Awards) and to Ann Herlocher (Event).

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About the Legacy Award Winner

George Nelson, APR, former president of PRSA Houston, is the 2012 Legacy Award winner.  George, who is also known as George Barnette, has been a reporter, adjunct faculty instructor, public relations agency owner (Brown Nelson Public Relations) and a FEMA public information officer with many years of community service as well.  As a mentor to many individuals who are still active in PRSA Houston, George is also known as a co-chair of the Southwest Communicators Conference & Exhibition, a program and professional development chair who originated the idea of special interest groups and a builder of relationships.  He even served as an officer on the Southwest District of PRSA and tried to make it an information-sharing body, long before emails or the internet existed.


Silent Auction

A silent auction was held during the Excalibur Awards Gala and benefits the Public Relations Foundation of Houston. If you are purchased an item, but did not pick it up, please contact Justin Concepcion .


Thank you to our Sponsors and Table Buyers:


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2012 Excalibur Young Professional of the Year Sponsor:


2012 Excalibur Awards Sponsors:






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