PRSA Colorado Recognizes Outstanding Public Relations Programs, Professionals at 2017 Gold Pick Awards

83 Gold and Silver Picks, 10 Special Awards Presented

DENVER--()--The Colorado Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America recognized the 2017 Gold and Silver Pick winners at its annual awards ceremony on May 4. The awards honor the achievements of individuals and organizations for best practices and high ethical standards in public relations.

“Colorado’s public relations professionals continue to develop ingenious communications strategies and ideas that help their companies and clients succeed in today’s fast-paced and increasingly complex business world,” said Renee A. Robinson, APR, PRSA Colorado Chapter president. “Congratulations to all of our award winners, who truly represent the best of the best in our dynamic PR community.”

The awards were presented by Robinson and Emmy Award winning FOX31 on-air personalities Kathie J. and Ken Clark, who emceed the event. Sponsors included Linhart Public Relations, WildRock Public Relations & Marketing, Philosophy Communication, and FUN Productions Inc.

Special Award Winners

  • Swede Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award: Amy Johnson, APR Constructive Public Relations
  • Public Relations Person of the Year: Catherine B. Lucas, APR, Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Business Person of the Year: Tami Door, Downtown Denver Partnership
  • Joe Fuentes Rookie of the Year: Catie Mayer, B Public Relations
  • Mentor of the Year Award: Kimberly Stern, Colorado State University
  • Chapter Service Award: Michelle Ellis, Ellis Communications Marketing
  • Public Relations Team of the Year: Ball Corporation Communications Team

Grand Gold Pick Winner: Philosophy Communication: Colorado Proud “Follow Your Fruits & Veggies” Journey

Small Practice Award Winner: Xstatic Public Relations: CFA Institute MemberNation to Societies Worldwide

Nonprofit Award: Fyn Public Relations: “Building Realities for Children’s Future Brick by Brick”

Gold (50) and Silver (33) Pick Winners:

B Public Relations – 3
Ball Corporation
Blake Communications
CIG - 12
City of Boulder – 2
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks – 2
City of Commerce City – 2
Colorado State University – 6
Community First Foundation – 3
Cutter Communications
Denver Art Museum
Donor Alliance
Feed Media
Fyn Public Relations – 4
GKC PR – 3
Johns Manville
Kaiser Permanente – 3
Level 3 Communications
Linhart Public Relations – 6
Lola Red
M&C Communications – 2
Peri Marketing & Public Relations, Inc.
Philosophy Communication – 7
The Colorado Tourism Office – 2
Webb Strategic Communications – 8
Weber Shandwick
WildRock Public Relations & Marketing – 6
Xstatic Public Relations

About PRSA Colorado

The Public Relations Society of America ( is the nation’s largest association for the professional practice of public relations. The Colorado Chapter ( is consistently one of the largest chapters in the country. The chapter provides timely and profession-specific educational programs, information and networking opportunities to all of its members, which include professionals at all levels working at corporations, local and national public relations agencies government offices, universities, nonprofits, and independent PR practitioners.


PRSA Colorado
Claudia Morlan, 832-725-6884


PRSA Colorado
Claudia Morlan, 832-725-6884