Washington (November 18, 2015) – Katie Milgrom, associate director in APCO Worldwide’s Chicago office, and Elizabeth Gray, consultant in APCO’s New York office, were named to PR News’ 2015 Rising PR Stars 30 & Under list. The program honors emerging public relations practitioners who are leaders in shaping the PR industry. Milgrom and Gray are two out of 43 honorees to be named to the list.
Award applicants had to submit at least three concrete examples of their significant achievements along with samples of their work. The entries were judged by a blue-chip panel of corporate, agency, nonprofit and academic executives, and the staff of PR News.
Milgrom serves as a project manager for several of APCO’s significant health care accounts. Milgrom showcases a strong command of stakeholder communications to achieve results for clients and consistently demonstrates her expertise on creative approaches to complex health topics. Milgrom is also pursuing her master’s degree in public health at Northwestern University.
“What a wonderful testament to the incredible project management and thought leadership Katie provides to clients, while also playing an integral role as APCO in Chicago continues its incredible growth trajectory,” said Tina-Marie Adams, managing director, APCO Worldwide in Chicago.
Gray serves as a consultant for APCO’s corporate communications team. Her expertise lies at the intersection of public affairs and corporate communications, which she applies to some of APCO’s biggest clients. Gray’s work in these areas consistently garners positive reviews and makes her a top resource for clients. She received her master’s degree in corporate communication from New York University.
“Elizabeth’s ability to achieve extraordinary results consistently exceeds our clients’ expectations,” said Nelson Fernandez, APCO Worldwide’s chairman of North America and managing director of APCO’s New York office. “Her work is a true example of the creativity and corporate communications expertise at APCO.”
PR News also named APCO Worldwide as one of the Top Places to Work in PR for 2015, the second year in a row that APCO has been named to the list. The award honors selected agencies and organizations in North America that match their in-house and client PR work equally with efforts to support employees’ personal development and success.