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Lori Quiller Honored

Professional Achievement Award

Lori M. Quiller, APR, recently received the 2018 Philip R. Forrest Jr. Professional Achievement Award during the Public Relations Council of Alabama’s annual conference in Huntsville.

The Forrest Award is the highest annual honor bestowed by the organization to a single practitioner. “To be nominated by PRCA Montgomery was truly an honor in itself but to receive the award from the state organization left me quite humbled,” Quiller said. “We have all worked hard to elevate the practice of public relations to new and greater heights. Now, I have a renewed fire to keep moving forward in my profession and help the next generation of young professionals who are moving up in the ranks.”

The Forrest Award is given to recognize public relations practitioners who are outstanding in the field of public relations. The award is a culmination of the professional’s community service, professional activities and career achievements. This is the first year the Forrest Award has been received by a professional in Montgomery since 2009.

Quiller is the director of communications and social media for the Medical Association of the State of Alabama. She has been in public relations for more than 20 years. She’s a past president of PRCA Montgomery and currently serves on the board as the vice president of Accreditation and Education. She helps mentor other public relations professionals through the Accreditation in Public Relations process.

Quiller is a board member of the Alabama Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America as well as serves as the professional liaison to the Alabama State University’s Chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America. She is also a Southern Public Relations Federation Senior Practitioner. A four-time recipient of the APEX Award for Publication Excellence in Magazines and Journals, Quiller has also received several PRCA Medallion Awards and a Judges’ Award for Excellence for work during her career.

As PRCA’s 2018 Forrest Award recipient, she will now move on to the regional competition, SPRF’s Professional Achievement Award, which was established to recognize an individual who has continually demonstrated the highest ideals of the profession as well as a commitment to advance the profession of public relations. This award will be given in September at the SPRF annual conference.


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