Announcing Ragan & PR Daily’s 2017 Ace Awards finalists

The 2017 Ace Awards honor individuals, in-house teams and agencies in
communications and marketing. We searched for the most talented and
innovative thinkers across a variety of industries. More than 50
professionals shared their proudest achievements with us. We’re excited to
announce our finalists. Stay tuned for our winners announcement in early


Digital or Video Producer

  • Monica Elias, founder and CEO at Elias World Media

Government Communications Professional

  • Julie Rogers, communications coordinator at City of Fort St. John
  • Peyton Woodson Cooper, internal communications manager at LBJ Hospital

Health Care Communications Professional

  • Ishtar Schneider, managing director at Palin Communications
  • Peyton Woodson Cooper, internal communications manager at LBJ Hospital
  • Leslie Cozatt, principal at Lumeno Marketing
  • Christopher Boyle, director of public relations at Bristol Hospital and
    Health Care Group Inc.

Internal Communications Professional

  • Peyton Woodson Cooper, internal communications manager at LBJ Hospital

Intranet Manager

  • Ronald Gilliam, internal communications manager at
    S&P Global

Nonprofit Communications Professional

  • Dustin Cranor, senior communications director at Oceana

Public Relations Professional

  • Elizabeth Edwards, president and founder at Volume PR
  • Kristin Settle, director of communications at VISIT Milwaukee
  • Brian Cain, director of public affairs at Extraction Oil & Gas
  • Evan Goldberg, vice president of client service at ARPR
  • Shauna Wilson, director of communications at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Social Media Professional

  • Carmen Collins, social media lead, Talent Brand at Cisco
  • Roo Yeshpaul Johnson, social media lead at The Summit Group
  • Chelsea de la Cruz, strategic communications supervisor at UPS

Industry Newcomer

  • Casie Shimansky, social media manager, Talent Brand at Cisco
  • Ishtar Schneider, senior account manager at Palin Communications
  • Hanna Johnson, communications representative at C.H. Robinson

Industry Veteran

  • Ethan Rasiel, CEO at Lightspeed PR


Internal Communications Team

  • Juniper Networks
  • UPS Information Technology

Marketing Team

  • Optum

Editorial Team

  • Microsoft News Center
  • Conduit Publishing/Fujifilm
  • Raytheon

Public Relations Team

  • XPRIZE Foundation
  • Beaumont Health
  • Lidl Romania
  • Fender Musical Instruments Corporation

Social Media Team

  • Cisco Talent Brand

Small Communications Team

  • EFFA (European Flavour Association)
  • Dynamic Signal
  • Lincoln Financial Group
  • National of Ireland Galway
  • New York Power Authority


Events Agency

  • The Narrative Group

Health Care Agency

  • Bellmont Partners
  • Amendola Communications

PR Agency

  • The Narrative Group

Specialty Agency

  • PulpPR

Small Agency

  • Lola Red
  • lotus823
  • BIGfish Communications
  • Heron Agency
  • Bospar

Mid-sized Agency

  • The Narrative Group

Large Agency

  • The Narrative Group


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