PR Wizard Awards Event

PRSA Greater Fort Lauderdale annual PR Wizard Awards, held in December, celebrates the significant communications programs and components that were locally created and executed in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area. In recent years, we’ve also spotlighted top agencies in our region and communications teams that have done stellar work on behalf of their clients or organizations.

This event also serves to recognize the chapter’s volunteers, leaders, and up-and-comers as well as introduce the incoming board and any future plans for the chapter. 

What are the Wizard Awards?

The Wizard Awards recognize the most exceptional, strategic public relations programs and components developed and produced in the Fort Lauderdale area. Achievements are recognized in 6 categories, including:

  • Communicator of the Year
  • New Professional of the Year
  • Journalist of the Year
  • Department of the Year
  • Agency of the Year
  • President's Award


Finalists in each category will be notified by email. The Award winners will be announced at the Awards event in December. One award is presented in each category to demonstrate the highest achievement.

Here’s How to Get Started

Entries will be open in September 2020.

Previous Wizard Award Winners



2019 Agency of the Year

Finn Partners

2019 Communicator of the Year

Toby Srebnik

2019 Department of the Year

NSU Writing and Communication Department

2019 Journalist of the Year

Marcia Heroux Pounds

2019 New Professional of the Year

Eric Kalis

2019 President’s Award

Amy Goldberg




2018 Agency of the Year

Conceptual Communications

2018 Communicator of the Year

Jeremy Katzman

2018 Department of the Year

Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance

2018 Journalist of the Year

Trina Robinson

2018 New Professional of the Year

Tasha Yohan

2018 President’s Award

Kirk Englehardt




2017 Agency of the Year

Boardroom PR

2017 Communicator of the Year

Dustin Cranor, Oceana

2017 Department of the Year

Nova Southeastern University

2017 Journalist of the Year

Cindy Kent, South Florida Sun Sentinel

2017 New Professional of the Year

Amy Goldberg, Conceptual Communications

2017 President’s Award

Laurie Menekou Ernest-Jones, Conceptual  Communications




2016 Agency of the Year

Finn Partners

2016 Communicator of the Year

Christie Caliendo, JM Family Enterprises

2016 Department of the Year

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau

2016 Journalist of the Year

Calvin Hughes, WPLG (ABC 10)

2016 President’s Award

Allan Siegel, APR, Broward County Aviation Dept.