2015 Skyline Award Winners

Individual Awards

Chicago Executive of the Year:

  • John S. Rutkauskas, Chief Executive Officer, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Chicago PR Professional of the Year:

  • Jeff Winton, SVP, Corporate Affairs and COO, Astellas Pharma

Chicago PR Young Professional of the Year:

  • Victoria Gestner, Henson Consulting

Skyline Awards

Program Award Winners:

  • APCO Worldwide and Covidien: Public Service, Business

  • Weber Shandwick and American Academy of Periodontology: Public Service, Associations

  • Bridgestone Retail Operations: Marketing Consumer, Non-Packaged Goods

  • Edelman and ConAgra Foods Hebrew National: Marketing Consumer, Food

  • Zeno Group and Jockey International Inc.: Marketing Consumer, Other

  • Golin and Unilever: Media Relations, Consumer Products – Packaged Goods

  • Hill+Knowlton and Aflac: Integrated Communications, Business to Business

  • McDonald’s USA: Integrated Communications, Consumer Products – Food & Beverage

  • MSLGROUP and Delta Faucet Company: Integrated Communications, Consumer Products – Non-Packaged Goods

  • Navistar, Inc.: Internal Communications, Business (more than 10,000 employees)

  • Northwestern Medicine/Northwestern Memorial HealthCare: Internal Communications, Associations/Government/Nonprofit Organizations

  • McDonald’s USA: Multicultural Public Relations, Business

  • Public Communications Inc. and IDWeek: Crisis Communications, Associations/Nonprofit Organizations

  • Illinois Tollway: Public Affairs, Government

  • Rotary International: Global Communications

Project Award Winners:

  • Golin and Unilever: Media Relations – Consumer Products, Packaged Goods

  • Henson Consulting Inc.: Media Relations – Consumer Products, Food & Beverage

  • LCWA and Electrolux Small Appliances: Media Relations – Consumer Products, Packaged Goods

  • MSLGROUP and Delta Faucet Company: Media Relations – Consumer Products, Non-Packaged Goods

  • Zeno Group and Jockey International Inc.: Media Relations – Consumer Products, Other

  • Allstate Insurance Group: Media Relations – Consumer Services, Financial Services

  • Edelman and GrubHub Inc.: Media Relations – Consumer Services, Technology

  • Zeno Group and Avant Credit: Media Relations – Consumer Services, Travel and Tourism/Hospitality

  • Edelman and CME Group: Media Relations – Business to Business, Other

  • Walker Sands Communications and Design Crowd: Media Relations, Business to Business, Professional and/or Financial Services

  • John G. Shedd Aquarium; Media Relations – Nonprofit Organizations

  • Weber Shandwick and Unilever, Suave Professionals: Social Media, Consumer Products

  • Public Communications, Inc.: Blogs

  • Public Communications, Inc and John G. Shedd Aquarium: Creative Tactics, Associations/Government/Nonprofit Organizations

  • SE10 and Volvo Construction Equipment, North America: Press Conferences

  • Ketchum and Lowe’s: Online Video

  • Astellas Pharma US, Inc.: Satellite Media Tours

  • Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago: Publications, Single Issue Newsletters/Booklets/Calendars

  • Allstate Insurance Company: Events and Observances (more than seven days), Business – Services

  • Ketchum and Morton Salt: Events and Observances (more than seven days), Business – Products

  • Public Communications, Inc. and Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum: Events and Observances (more than seven days), Associations/Nonprofit Organizations

  • ComEd and FTI Consulting, Strategic Communications: Reputation/Brand Management, Business – Companies with sales over $10 billion

  • Porter Novelli and Cyient: Reputation/Brand Management, Business – Companies with sales up to $500 million

  • Zapwater Communications, Inc. and Block 37: Reputation/Brand Management, Business – Companies with sales up to $50 million

  • ComEd and FTI Consulting, Strategic Communications: Community Relations, Business – Services

  • Jasculca Terman Strategic Communications and The Chicago Community Trust: Community Relations, Associations/Nonprofit Organizations