2013 Golden Spike Awards to give Professional Communicator of the Year award to Scott Trotter, APR

Trotter, Interfaith Community Relations Senior Manager for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be honored for his public relations contributions in Utah

Scott Trotter, APRIn anticipation of the Nov. 14, 2013 Golden Spike Awards, the Golden Spike Awards Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the recipient of this year’s Professional Communicator of the Year award. The award goes to Scott Trotter, APR who works as a senior manager in interfaith and community relations for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Professional Communicator of the Year award is given annually to a Utah Public Relations Society of America member who has worked full-time for more than five years and demonstrated exceptional public relations knowledge, skill and ability in public relations. Members of PRSA nominate and vote on the award recipient each year. The award recognizes those who have excelled professionally and given back to Utah’s public relations community through volunteer contributions.

“Scott has clearly demonstrated his passion and public relations prowess by consistently building his career, serving his employer well and championing the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) designation in our chapter,” said Bryan Packer, president of the PRSA Greater Salt Lake Chapter.

The 2013 Professional Communicator of the Year will be awarded during the 26th annual Golden Spike Awards on Nov. 14, 2013 in Rio Tinto Stadium’s Budweiser Club Real Room. Colleagues and friends of Scott Trotter are invited to join members of the Utah public relations and corporate communications community at the Golden Spike Awards dinner and ceremony to celebrate and recognize Scott for this honor. Tickets are $55 each and available here.

About Scott Trotter, APR

Scott Trotter, APR graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and a German minor. He began his communications career in 1985 as an associate account executive at a Salt Lake-based public relations firm. In the late 1990s he was hired by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to direct the Church’s media, community and interfaith relations programs in New York City. Scott later accepted a position in Utah as a Church media spokesperson at the faith’s Salt Lake City headquarters. Scott received his Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) in 2008. He served as president of the PRSA Greater Salt Lake Chapter in 2010 and has functioned for a total of five years as the chapter’s Accreditation chair. Scott believes strongly in the Accreditation process and thinks every communications professional should have the initials “APR” after his or her name. Scott and his wife reside in Centerville, Utah and are the parents of two married sons, two awesome daughters-in-law, and one really cute grandbaby, born this year on New Year’s Day.

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