Hall of Fame Speeches

Induction into the Page Society Hall of Fame recognizes men and women whose esteemed careers have taken them to the summit of the public relations field. Created in 1984, the annual inductionhonors a leading senior level practitioner for career achievement and outstanding contributions to the profession. Inductees into the Hall of Fame have demonstrated a strong commitment to the Page Principles throughout their careers, thereby contributing to the advancement of the role of the CCO.

Each year, the individual inducted into the Hall of Fame is honored at a special Awards Dinner held during the Annual Conference of the Arthur W. Page Society, at which they present acceptance remarks to the communication leaders at the Page Society. These remarks include powerful observations and insights on the emerging trends in the industry and the opportunities for the profession.

Ron Culp
2017 Hall of Fame
Ron Culp
Consultant & Professional in Residence, Public Relations and Advertising Program
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Ray Kotcher
2016 Hall of Fame
Ray Kotcher
Professor of the Practice of Public Relations, Boston University College of Communication
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Richard Edelman
2014 Hall of Fame Acceptance Speech
Richard Edelman
President & Chief Executive Officer
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Nicholas Ashooh
2013 Hall of Fame Acceptance Speech
Nicholas Ashooh
Senior Director of Corporate and Executive Communications
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Howard Paster
2012 Hall of Fame Acceptance Speech
Howard Paster
Former EVP and Head of Public Relations and Public Affairs
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Margery Kraus
2011 Hall of Fame Acceptance Speech
Margery Kraus
Founder and Executive Chairman
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Beth Comstock
2010 Hall of Fame Acceptance Speech
Beth Comstock
Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President
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Jon Iwata
2009 Hall Of Fame Award Acceptance Speech
Jon Iwata
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications
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David R. Drobis
2008 Hall of Fame Award Acceptance Speech
David R. Drobis
Chairman Emeritus
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Steven J. Harris
2007 Hall of Fame Award Acceptance Speech
Steven J. Harris
Vice President -- Global Communications
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Charlotte R. Otto
2006 Hall of Fame Award Acceptance Speech
Charlotte R. Otto
Global External Relations Officer
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James E. Murphy
2005 Hall of Fame Acceptance Speech
James E. Murphy
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Al Golin
2004 Hall of Fame Award Acceptance Speech
Al Golin
Chairman
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Bill Nielsen
2003 Hall of Fame Award Acceptance Speech
Bill Nielsen
Corporate Vice President (Retired)
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Marilyn Laurie
2002 Hall of Fame Award Acceptance Speech
Marilyn Laurie
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Kurt P. Stocker
2001 Hall of Fame Award Acceptance Speech
Kurt P. Stocker
Professor
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John D. Graham
2000 Hall of Fame Award Acceptance Speech
John D. Graham
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
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Richard R. Mau
1999 Hall of Fame Award Acceptance Speech
Richard R. Mau
Senior Vice President
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Grant N. Horne
1998 Hall of Fame Award Acceptance Speech
Grant N. Horne
Consultant
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Daniel J. Edelman
1997 Hall of Fame Award Acceptance Speech
Daniel J. Edelman
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Ron Rhody
1996 Hall of Fame Award Acceptance Speech
Ron Rhody
Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications & External Affairs (Retired)
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Jack Koten
1995 Hall of Fame Award Acceptance Speech
Jack Koten
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Larry Foster
1994 Hall of Fame Award Acceptance Speech
Larry Foster
Public Relations Counsel
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Edward M. Block
1993 Hall of Fame Award Acceptance Speech
Edward M. Block
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Chester Burger
1992 Hall of Fame Award Acceptance Speech
Chester Burger
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Harold Burson
1991 Hall of Fame Award Acceptance Speech
Harold Burson
Founder and Chairman
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Tim Traverse-Healy
1990 Hall of Fame Award Acceptance Speech
Tim Traverse-Healy
Director
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1989 Hall of Fame Award Acceptance Speech
Dr. W. Howard Chase
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1987 Hall of Fame Award Acceptance Speech
Scott Cutlip
Dean Emeritus, School of Journalim and Mass Communications
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1986 Hall of Fame Award Acceptance Speech
Allen H. Center
Vice President of Public Relations (Retired)
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1985 Hall of Fame Award Acceptance Speech
John H. Page
President (Retired)
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