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2014 Golden Spike Awards

2014 Golden Spike Awards winners

Division I: Campaigns Best of Show – Awarded to the highest scoring campaign Undercover Boss – Larry H. Miller Group of Companies with Intrepid 1. Publicity and Media Relations For-profit companies From Unknown to “Undercover” to Ubiquitous: How PR Helped a 2nd Generation CEO Make a Bold Introduction: Intrepid, Larry H. Miller Group of Companies […]

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Liz Abel

2014 Communicator of the Year: Liz Abel

Liz Abel, University of Utah’s senior associate athletics director for communications, directs the athletic department’s public relations and publicity efforts and manages the new media and broadcast/video divisions. Liz oversees communication for the department and partnerships with media for Football and Gymnastics. She helped transition the University of Utah into the Pac 12 by coordinating […]

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Karen Crompton

2014 Community Activist of the Year: Karen Crompton

Karen Crompton is an experienced executive who has developed, led and managed local, state and national level efforts to benefit children and families. She has hands-on experience in growing and sustaining an organization, forging partnerships, designing awareness campaigns, influencing public policy, and mobilizing advocates. She helped to pass Utah’s first preschool legislation for at-risk children, […]

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Pete Codella, APR

2014 Professional Communicator of the Year: Pete Codella, APR

Pete Codella is Accredited in public relations, holds an MBA from the University of Utah and a BA from Brigham Young University. He is the director of marketing and communications for the David Eccles School of Business. He has taught public relations and social media courses at UNLV, UCI Extension and the University of Utah. […]

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Mary Rice

2014 Young Professional Communicator of the Year: Mary Rice

Mary Rice is a proud member of the public relations team at Penna Powers. Prior to switching careers and joining the agency three years ago, Mary worked at several of the top news outlets in the Utah market. At Penna Powers she provides media relations and strategic planning services for a variety of clients including […]

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