Judy awardSusan Davis International Executive Vice President Judy Whittlesey accepted PR News’ Top Women in PR 2014 award today. Women considered to be the best of the best in public relations were recognized at an awards luncheon at New York City’s Grand Hyatt. This comes as no surprise to those who know her and her history of more than two decades of stellar work in PR initiatives, from strategic planning and media relations to crisis communications and management strategies.

We asked Judy to share a few tips that distinguish successful professionals in PR:

  • Know the value of, build and nurture relationships – for clients and themselves
  • Be a great collaborator, build great teams both internal and external
  • Always be curious and well-informed
  • Everyone wins when you help others grow

Judy is her own best example of these characteristics. Her professionalism and expertise are a model young women (and men) in PR can aspire to. We’re extremely proud she has been recognized as an outstanding role model.


By Sam Burns, SDI, February 27, 2015