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October 29, 2013

Texas Agency President Scott Wins PRSA’s 2013 Paul M. Lund Public Service Award

Carol Scott, APR, Fellow PRSA - PRSA 2013 Paul M. Lund Public Service Award Recipient

Carol Scott, APR, Fellow PRSA - PRSA 2013 Paul M. Lund Public Service Award Recipient

Carol Scott, APR, Fellow PRSA, makes her remarks after receiving PRSA's 2013 Paul M. Lund Public Service Award. Carol is introduced by 2013 PRSA Chair & CEO Mickey G. Nall, APR, Fellow PRSA
PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 28, 2013) — The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) has awarded its 2013 Paul M. Lund Public Service Award to the founding principal and president of Kailo Communications Studio, Carol A. Scott, APR, Fellow PRSA. The award, presented today at the PRSA 2013 International Conference in Philadelphia, is given annually to a PRSA member whose public service has benefited his or her community and reflected positively on PRSA.
“For more than three decades, Carol has used her tremendous public relations, advocacy and strategic communication skills to serve her local community in Corpus Christi,” said PRSA 2013 Chair and CEO, Mickey G. Nall, APR, Fellow PRSA.  “Through her leadership and willingness to give back to her community, Carol has truly made a difference in many nonprofit and government organizations and I’m privileged to present her with this special honor.”
Kailo Communications Studio is a Corpus Christi, Tex. based public relations firm representing clients in sectors such as energy, manufacturing, shipping, refining, trade associations, financial, retail and government. Scott has worked as a sole practitioner and small agency owner since 1995, following positions with the American Heart Association and the Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority.
Scott is serving her second term on the Board of Trustees for the Corpus Christi Independent School District and currently is in her second term as president of the Board. She also serves on the President’s Leadership Council for Texas A&M University - Kingsville. Previously, Scott served as president of the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce; Leadership Corpus Christi; the Texas A&M University - Kingsville “Javelina” Alumni Association; and the Texas Public Relations Association; among others.
“My business partner and I believe that integrating a service ethos into our work is essential to who we are as professionals and as individuals,” Scott said. “We built our business on an understanding of the quality of life opportunities that are at the core of every community and our clients benefit from our ability to help them engage in those opportunities.”
“I am truly humbled by this honor and thank my colleagues at Kailo for their support of my service to the community,” she added.
The Paul M. Lund Award is named for the late AT&T vice president of public relations and employee communications, who served the company in the early 1970s. Lund was known not only as an accomplished leader in the field of public relations, he was also a community leader who made extraordinary commitments to public service outside of his work.

About the Public Relations Society of America
PRSA is the largest professional organization serving the U.S. public relations community. With a mission to “advance the profession and the professional,” PRSA provides news and information, thought leadership, continuing education and networking opportunities; sets standards of professional excellence and ethical conduct; and advocates for the business value of public relations and greater diversity among public relations professionals. Based in New York, PRSA comprises 112 local Chapters; 14 Professional Interest Sections that focus on specific industries and practice areas; and the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), which is active at more than 320 colleges and universities.

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