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November 05, 2015

Paula Pedene, PRSA's 2015 PR Pro of the Year, Featured in the Phoenix Business Journal

On November 3, 2015, The Phoenix Business Journal published a feature on Paula Pedene, a US Navy veteran, owner of Pedene Public Relations and the recipient of the 2015 PRSA Public Relations Professional of the Year award. She was one of the first whistleblowers at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System, where she and Dr. Sam Foote reported mismanagement of funds and a hostile work environment to the Office of the Inspector General. Pedene ultimately prevailed in her whistleblower case against the PVAHCS.

The PRSA Public Relations Professional of the Year Award honors the individual who, in the previous year, represented the best in public relations as an outstanding example of the management function that establishes mutually beneficial relationships between an organization and the public on whom its success or failure depends.

Paula Pedene will receive the award at the PRSA 2015 International Conference on Nov. 9 in Atlanta, Ga.

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