The Watt Huntley Award for Lifetime Achievement is the highest honor given by the Raleigh Public Relations Society. It is presented to an individual who has made lasting and meaningful contributions to the field of public relations over the course of a career.
The award is given in memory of the late Watt Huntley, who served as public relations chief at Carolina Power & Light in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Huntley also served as president of the Raleigh Public Relations Society.
The Watt Huntley Award for Lifetime Achievement is presented at the annual Raleigh Public Relations Society Banquet.
We are now accepting nominations. Submissions will close on Sunday, September 1.
In crafting your entry (2-page summary), please address the following four categories specifically: professional success, industry participation, community impact and mentorship.
Please email our RPRS Awards Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org to nominate an individual.
Past Winners of the Watt Huntley Award for Lifetime Achievement
2017Susan Friday LambNorth Carolina Museum of History
|2018||Rick French||French | West | Vaughan|
|2014||Teresa Damiano||Raleigh-Durham International Airport|
|2013||Roger Friedensen||APR, Forge Communications|
|2012||Queenie Byars||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|2010||Robert Larson||North Carolina State University|
|2009||Ray Hornak||APR, The Catevo Group|
|2008||Dr. Mitch Javidi||President and CEO, The Catevo Group|
|2007||Dr. Melissa Johnson||North Carolina State University|
|2005||Ron Smith||APR, S&A Cherokee|
|2004||Michael Herman||APR, The Catevo Group|
|2003||Steve Meehan||Capstrat founder|
|2002||Sherry O’Neal||N.C. State College of Design|
|2001||Jeannie Morelock||Meredith College|