Denise Blackburn-Gay, APR, President of Marketing Strategies, Inc. was honored during the Public Relations Society of American’s Annual Conference in Austin, TX. Denise, along with ten other public relations professionals from throughout the US, was inducted into the Society’s prestigious College of Fellows.
Founded in 1989, the College of Fellows is comprised of 350 professionals who were chosen for the positive impact they’ve had on the public relations profession throughout their careers. Only about one percent of PRSA members are Fellows.
Denise was recognized for her leadership and demonstrated success in PR in industries that include building and construction, medical and non-profit marketing, sports tourism, hospitality and her role as one of South Carolina’s only certified crisis communicators.
“I am honored,” said Denise Blackburn-Gay. “It is humbling to be inducted into such a prestigious organization and to be recognized among the best public relations practitioners in the country. I am proud to be part of this elite group of professionals.”
Earlier this year, Denise became South Carolina’s first woman to be inducted into membership in the Organization of American Women in Public Relations.