James E. Lukaszewski, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA, received The John W. Hill Award at the 23rd Annual Big Apple Awards for the New York Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
Presenting the award was Hill and Knowlton Worldwide Healthcare Practice Leader, Daniel McIntyre who said, in part, “At a time when organizations desperately need a major rethinking about behavior, performance and reputation, Jim exemplifies what a public relations counselor can and should be. In a wonderfully varied career, Jim has performed “in the breach” as an advisor on issues and crises; he has acted as a coach to leaders in industry, government and NGOs; and he has devoted himself as a teacher to the next generation of professionals, through lecturing and writing. And I do mean writing: hundreds of articles; more than 2 dozen monographs; and 6 books – which have become classics in the field of communication.”
About the Award
Presented by Hill & Knowlton, The John W. Hill Award is the PRSA New York Chapter’s most prestigious individual award. Named for the founder of Hill & Knowlton, one of the world’s preeminent public relations firms, it is presented for leadership in the practice of public relations, demonstration of the highest standards of ethical conduct, and service to the public. Established in 1976 and conferred annually since 1977, the award is a reminder of Hill’s belief that experience, quality, integrity, and judgment are the key elements of public relations practice. Each year’s candidates must meet the following criteria:
- Leadership in the development of the practice of public relations other than through service to PRSA
- Demonstration of the highest standards of ethical conduct
- Service to the public beyond the scope of the nominee’s regular public relations duties.
About James E. Lukaszewski
Corporate Legal Times listed Jim Lukaszewski as one of 28 experts to call “When all hell breaks loose.” PR Week named Jim as one of 22 “Crunch-time counselors who should be on the speed dial in the crisis.” His career has been devoted to crisis management, saving corporations and organizations whose reputations have been at stake. His work with top corporate and organizational leadership has demonstrated to these leaders the value and power of practical, sensible, and ethical public relations.
Today, his practice continues to involve advising, coaching, and counseling the men and women who run very large organizations and corporations throughout North America and other parts of the world.
He has been called a mentor to more than a generation of practitioners through his writings, teaching, books, public appearances, and client work. He consistently translates what he learns and teaches in the C-Suite for the profession.
Mr. Lukaszewski has published books, articles, and monographs, all devoted to guiding leadership through truly tough, touchy, sensitive problems. In 1995, he launched www.e911.com, a teaching Web site on crisis management and leadership. His book, “Influencing Public Attitudes, Reducing the Media’s Power” remains a classic work on direct communication. He jointly published with PRSA his four-volume Executive Action Crisis Management Series. His newest book, “Why Should the Boss Listen to You? The Seven Disciplines of the Trusted Strategic Advisor,” was published by Jossey Bass in 2008.
He has served on PRSA’s Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS) for nearly 20 years. His contributions to the profession have been recognized by PRSA, universities, colleges, the U.S. Marine Corps, and many public relations organizations.
About PRSA-NY and the Big Apple Awards
The New York Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, founded in 1948, is the third largest PRSA local chapter in the United States. The Big Apple Awards program was established in 1988 to encourage excellence in public relations practice and to recognize practice leaders who make significant contributions to the advancement of the PR professional and the PR profession.
About The Lukaszewski Group Inc.
The Lukaszewski Group Inc. is a global crisis communications management consulting firm based in Mount Kisco, New York.
Stay tuned to the Business Survival(tm) Blog for the ultimate guide to Crisis Communications, by the guru himself – Jim Lukaszewski, coming Fall, 2010!