Jim O’Rourke has devoted his life to practicing and teaching corporate communications. In recognition of his many career accomplishments and his vast record of service to our profession, he has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Arthur W. Page Society's Distinguished Service Award.
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“In a career spanning over four decades, Jim has made major contributions to business and corporate communication. In recognition of his accomplishments and his vast record of service to our profession, we are proud and privileged to recognize him with our Distinguished Service award.”
~ Bill Nielsen, retired corporate vice president of Johnson & Johnson and the chair of the Arthur W. Page Society’s Honors Committee.
The Distinguished Service Award honors an individual who has strengthened the role of public relations in business and society through service, writing, research, speaking or teaching. Recipients have devoted themselves to services that help build and nurture the profession, advance the understanding, practice or teaching of public relations and corporate communications and strengthen the role of public relations in our society. The most recent recipients are Aedhmar Haynes of Text100, Frank Ovaitt of the Institute for Public Relations and John Onoda of FleishmanHillard.