Jon Pushkin is celebrating Pushkin Public Relations‘ 15th anniversary by funding a PRSA Colorado scholarship to help young professionals get started in their careers. The $1,500 donation will help young professionals attend PRSA Colorado programs and become more active members of the chapter.
“We believe that integrity and a thirst for learning are fundamental to building solid reputations and successful careers,” said Pushkin. “Over the past 15 years, we’ve helped dozens of organizations grow and prosper. So we are proud to honor our 15th anniversary by helping young professionals grow into successful practitioners.”
CDOT spokeswoman Stacey Stegman has accepted the position of Global Communications Director at Denver International Airport. Stegman replaces Jeff Green, who recently was named Marketing and Communications Director at Denver Parks and Recreation.
Congratulations to GroundFloor Media, which was placed second overall in the Denver Business Journal’s 2012 Best Places to Work awards. Winners were chosen based on employees’ responses to a confidential survey about the organization’s leadership, planning, benefits, culture, training and development, as well as overall employee satisfaction. GroundFloor scored 99.63 out of a possible 100 percent, making it the second-highest ranking among all 40 finalists in four categories.
Jackson National Life Insurance Company has named Lori Stafford-Thomas director of external communications. She previously was with Fiserv in Milwaukee. In her new role with Jackson, Stafford-Thomas will oversee the media relations and external outreach efforts of Jackson and its affiliates, including National Planning Holdings (NPH) and Curian Capital, LLC (Curian).
SOS Outreach has named Key Link PR as agency of record. SOS Outreach is a non-profit youth development adventure sports program that engages at-risk students in long-term mentorship relationships to instill in them core values.
Gonder Public Relations has has been retained by the National Governors Association to help educators in three states – Colorado, Kentucky and North Carolina – communicate major education initiatives.
Colorado Proud has hired Philosophy Communication as its agency of record. Philosophy’s “Choose Colorado” campaign will focus on increasing state-wide awareness about Colorado Proud and its members. The campaign will also encourage Coloradans to purchase local whenever possible and promote Colorado Proud as a year-around organization. Philosophy will provide public relations, marketing, social media, event and website support.
For a governor who was against Amendment 64, John Hickenlooper sure knows how to give a lot of attention to its passage.
(Hat Tip: Rob Reuteman)
Metzger Associates has added a staff member and promoted two senior team members:
- Amy Little has been promoted to digital services manager. Her role now includes project management, search engine optimization (SEO) and website content strategy and consulting.
- Drew Stachnik has been promoted to senior web developer, and now heads up Metzger’s video and photo production, graphic design and front-end User Interface/User Experience (UI/UX) web design.
- Web designer Adam Felgar has joined the digital services team. He will support the group’s focus on developing state-of-the-art look and feel with UI/UX content organization and navigation.
Colorado Public Radio has named Lauren Cameron public relations manager . Cameron previously was with Linhart PR, where she was an account executive for the past few years.
Barefoot PR is celebrating its second anniversary, and the firm announced several client wins: ASR Companies, Inc. (brand enhancement through messaging, public relations and community involvement) and WorkLife Partnership (increase brand awareness through targeted message development, public relations, and partnership facilitation). Barefoot also expanded its work with The Space Creators to include community involvement and strategic partnerships.