The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)’s Board of Directors has approved the recommendation of Luquire George Andrews (LGA) senior vice president Philip Tate, APR, for admittance to the organization’s prestigious College of Fellows. Tate, along with 14 other new Fellows, will be inducted into the College at a special dinner to be held Oct. 13, during the PRSA 2012 International Conference in San Francisco, Calif.
“We are so proud of Philip for achieving this career milestone,” said Steve Luquire, LGA CEO and founder. “He has served as a volunteer leader in PRSA at the local and national level for more than a decade and his induction into the College of Fellows is recognition of his efforts to serve the organization and advance the profession.”
Tate has held numerous leadership positions with the PRSA Charlotte Chapter, including serving as president in 2006. In 2010, he was recognized for his contributions with the Infinity Award, the Charlotte Chapter’s highest honor. He also served on the PRSA national board of directors from 2008-2011, including two terms as national treasurer (2010-2011).
The College of Fellows, founded in 1989, is a community of more than 300 senior PRSA members who are judged to have advanced the public relations profession. College members provide mentoring for other public relations professionals; support PRSA in the execution of its Strategic Plan, especially in the areas of advocacy and education; and create and sponsor a continuing education “Master Class” each year during the PRSA International Conference.
“Induction into the PRSA College of Fellows is one of the highest honors bestowed by PRSA and a hallmark of individual achievement and excellence,” said PRSA 2012 Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Gerard F. Corbett, APR, Fellow PRSA. “Philip has distinguished himself through continued service and contributions to the profession and, in the process, set a terrific example for others to follow.”