The Wilton F. Martin, Sr. Communicator of the Year Awards
“Winning this award marks a significant transition in my career – a time when I first started to understand the difference between tactical public relations and strategic public relations that delivers results. To be recognized by my peers – my mentors – is one of the greatest honors of my career; it’s a recognition I hold dearly and strive to live up to every day.”
Heather Danenhower, APR
Recipient of the first Communicator of the Year Award in 2005
Established in 2005 and renamed in 2011, the Wilton F. Martin Communicator of the Year Awards recognize individuals and institutions who have demonstrated excellence in strategic communications to improve the quality of life in Marion County. Candidates do not have to be members of FPRA but must exemplify the highest professional standards in the communications field. Candidates may include journalists, educators, community/civic leaders and professionals from allied fields, including advertising and marketing.