Harbrecht Honored as Public Relations Practitioner of the Year

May 20, 2016

Last week, our very own Sandra Harbrecht accepted one of the top industry awards from the Central Ohio Public Relations Society Association (PRSA) during its annual PRism Awards ceremony. The Tom Poling Practitioner of the Year award is presented to public relations practitioners who enhance the public relations profession and excel in the field.

“I believe this award is about the strength of our team, the consistency of our efforts, and the unwavering commitment shown to helping our clients succeed,” Harbrecht said. “This is humbling and special, but it’s really not about me – it’s an acknowledgment of our entire team.”

Sandy was moved by the fact that she was bestowed with the same honor given to her father and firm’s namesake, Paul Werth, more than 40 years ago. He was honored with the Practitioner of the Year award in 1973.

“When my dad established Paul Werth Associates in 1963, he set out to build a communications firm of the highest caliber to compete statewide and nationally without compromising his Midwestern roots and work ethic,” Harbrecht said. “I believe he achieved that – and each day we have the privilege and the responsibility to carry that legacy forward.”

“It’s truly an honor to be in the company of my father, Tom Poling and the many respected practitioners who have come before me in receiving this award,” she said.

About the Tom Poling Practitioner of the Year Award

The award is given by the Public Relations Society of America’s Central Ohio chapter as part of its annual PRism Awards and recognizes leaders in the public relations industry who are dedicated to the advancement of the profession, who are trailblazers within the profession and who embody the ethical and professional values of the public relations industry. It is given to an individual who is noteworthy of the distinguished recognition as a result of demonstrated leadership, excellence in public relations and proven exceptional expertise in the field of public relations.