The 2014 El Oro Awards. Photo courtesy of PRSA San Antonio's Facebook page.
The 2014 El Oro Awards. Photo courtesy of PRSA San Antonio's Facebook page.

The local chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will host an awards banquet Thursday night to honor dozens of individuals and public relation campaigns for their professional excellence at the San Antonio Zoo at 5:30 p.m.

The winners, a who’s who of San Antonio’s PR industry, have worked with some of the most influential companies and initiatives in San Antonio.

And the award winners are:

Tex Taylor Lifetime Achievement

Barbara Cheaney, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Catholic Life Insurance

Public Relations Professional of the Year 

Janet Holliday, President & CEO of The CE Group

Public Relations Champion 

Robert Blount, Jr. of MITRE Corporations is a board member for Northside Independent School District and President of the Bexar County School Boards Coalition

Community Service 

Louise Locker, Founder of The Elf Louise Christmas Project

Horizon 

Felisha Bea Sanchez, Director of Marketing for Communities in Schools

La Plata (silver) Campaign Awards

La Plata Campaigns Awards of Excellence (Achieved average scores of 90 and above)

Creative Noggin and Clarity Child Guidance Center | 1 in 5 Minds – Mental Health Month Campaign

San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau | SACVB Brings World Heritage Designation to Global Stage

Step In Communication | Houston Street Charities Ticket Sales Campaign

La Plata Campaigns Awards of Merit (Achieved average scores of 80 and above)

Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions | Air Force Emerging Contaminants Campaign

KGB Texas Communications | Sensible Pay for SA

San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau | Bachelorette: San Antonio

Wingstop San Antonio | Kawhi’s Krew

El Bronce (bronze) Tactics Awards:

El Bronce Tactics Awards of Excellence (Achieved average scores of 90 and above)

City of San Antonio Waste Management Department | Pay as You Throw Program

UT Health Science Center San Antonio | Mission

City of San Antonio Waste Management Department | Danny and Bin

Palo Alto College | Mariachi Flash Mob

The Cancer Therapy and Research Center | 2015 CTRC Annual Report

The CE Group | The St. Anthony Hotel

UTSA Libraries | Bringing a Historic San Antonio Collection to Life

The CE Group | The St. Anthony Grand Re-Opening

Intercultural Development Research Association | IDRA Newsletter

San Antonio Zoo and Creative Noggin | Giraffes are Back Grand Opening

El Bronce Tactics Awards of Merit (Achieved average scores of 80 and above)

The Children’s Shelter | Harvey E. Najim Hope Center

The Children’s Shelter | #Keeping Kids in Families Press Conference

Texas A & M International University | Texas A &M International University Annual Report

Texas A & M International University | The Mythbuster Campaign

Texas A & M International University | Phantom of the Opera TV PSA

UT Health Science Center San Antonio | Newsroom

UT Health Science Center San Antonio | The ‘lost’ population

City of San Antonio Waste Management Department | Don’t’ make your blue cart frown

Palo Alto College | 2014-15 Fact Book

San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau | Missions World Heritage Media Kit

San Antonio Zoo and Creative Noggin | Zoo Lights Holiday Nights

San Antonio Zoo and Creative Noggin | Zoo Lights Holiday Nights Inaugural Event

Auxiliary Marketing Services for Kitchen Designs by Giovanni | Website Relaunch

For more information, visit www.prsanantonio.com

Top image: The 2014 El Oro Awards. Photo courtesy of PRSA San Antonio’s Facebook page.

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San Antonio Report Staff

This article was assembled by various members of the San Antonio Report staff.