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2013 Illuminator and Sparky Winners Awarded for Chapter Contributions

14 Jan 2014 5:39 PM | Scott Ramsburg (Administrator)

Scott Ramsburg and Laura Neff-Henderson, APR, were recognized at the Dec. 12 membership luncheon for their commitment and service in 2013 to the Blue Ridge Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

Illuminator Award – Scott Ramsburg

The Blue Ridge PRSA Illuminator Award was presented to Scott Ramsburg, business and information manager for Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Ramsburg also serves on the Blue Ridge PRSA board of directors as director at-large.

Created in 2001, the Illuminator Award is presented to a member who energizes the organization with his or her positive attitude and bright ideas, among other contributions. Ramsburg was credited for sharing his website management expertise and leading the transition of the chapter website to a new content management system.

“Scott not only shed light on the technical process, but skillfully led the transition to a less-expensive, feature-rich system, saving the chapter more than $500,” said Heidi Ketler, APR, Blue Ridge PRSA immediate past president.

Sparky Award – Laura Neff-Henderson, APR

The Blue Ridge PRSA Sparky Award was presented to Laura Neff-Henderson, APR, employee communications manager for Virginia Tech. A Blue Ridge Chapter past president, Neff-Henderson is currently the New River Outreach Committee chair and Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) chair. She also is active on the national front as an at-large member of the PRSA board of directors and as a member of the board of PRSA’s employee communication section.

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