Winners

A list of noteworthy Golden Spike Award recipients for years past. If you can help us fill in any missing details, we’d be most appreciative (just contact us).

2016

Communicator of the Year – Kalani Sitake, BYU football head coach
Professional Communicator of the Year – Chris Thomas, Intrepid
Mid-Level Professional Communicator of the Year – Bethany Hyatt, Utah Department of Workforce Services
Young Professional Communicator of the Year – Allie Jurkatis, Utah Department of Human Services
Best of Show – Spring Walk’n Win, Intrepid & Intrepid and SNAP
Helping Sundance Share Its Story Nationwide, Penna Powers and Sundance Mountain Resort
The New SLC Terminal Redevelopment Design Unveiling, Wilkinson Ferrari & CO. and Salt Lake International Airport
Operation Graduation, Apogee PR and Student Veterans of America & Utah Valley University Communication Department

A complete list of 2016 winners is available here.

2014

Communicator of the Year – Liz Abel
Community Activist of the Year – Karen Crompton
Professional Communicator of the Year – Pete Codella, APR
Young Professional Communicator of the Year – Mary Rice
Best of Show – “Undercover Boss,” by Larry H. Miller Group of Companies with Intrepid

A complete list of 2014 winners is available here.

2013

Communicator of the Year – Grant Nielsen and Amanda Dickson
Community Activist of the Year – Matt Minkevitch
Professional Communicator of the Year – Scott Trotter, APR
Young Professional Communicator of the Year – Lita Madlang
Best of Show – “Pick On This, Make A Change,” by Utah Valley University Communication Department

A complete list of 2013 winners is available here.

2012

Communicator of the Year – Lane Beattie
Professional Communicator of the Year – Michael Smart

2011

 

2010

Communicator of the Year – David Doty
Young Professional Communicator of the Year – Nelda McAllister

2009

Communicator of the Year – Jim Pugh
Professional Communicator of the Year – Jason Mathis
Young Professional Communicator of the Year – Jonathan Bacon

2008

Professional Communicator of the Year – Bruce Olsen
Young Professional Communicator of the Year – Jessica Pugh

Other Communicator of the Year Recipients

Please let us know if you can help fit the recipient to the year they won.

Pamela Atkinson
Fred Ball
Lily Eskelsen
Gordon B. Hinckley
Frank Layden
Steve Mikita
James Shelledy
Leigh von der Esch