LONDON – September 12, 2016 – Aedhmar Hynes, chief executive officer of Text100, has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Arthur W. Page Society's Distinguished Service Award. Hynes accepted the award last night at the Page Society's 33rd Annual Conference, held in London.
The Distinguished Service Award honors individuals who have devoted themselves to strengthening the role of public relations in business and society through service, writing, research, speaking or teaching. The most recent recipients are Frank Ovaitt of the Institute for Public Relations, John Onoda of FleishmanHillard and Maril MacDonald of Gagen MacDonald.
In addition to being a Page Society trustee, she has served as co-chair of its Thought Leadership Committee, which aims to improve understanding of the strategic leadership role of the chief communications officer. She is currently co-chair of the Page Globalization Committee, which is dedicated to making Page truly a global organization, with a critical mass of members in all major world geographies. Becoming a more global organization will expand Page's ability to achieve its mission in an increasingly global world and greatly enrich the peer learning and networking experience for Page members.
"Throughout my career I've been passionate about telling stories, giving my clients a voice and seeing the impact that effective communication can have on a company's success," Hynes said. "It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by some of the most respected leaders in our profession, and I feel incredibly fortunate that I've earned this recognition through doing work that I am passionate about."
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Aedhmar has distinguished herself through both her service to clients and the public. She is a Henry Crown Fellow at The Aspen Institute and a Board Director of Technoserve, a nonprofit leader in harnessing the power of the private sector to help people lift themselves out of poverty. She is a member of MIT Media Lab Advisory Council and sits on the Foundation Board of her alma mater, The National University of Ireland – Galway. Hynes has been also named one of the top 50 most influential people in PR by PRWeek magazine, and received the Global Technology Award for Communications from the Global Technology Network.
"Aedhmar has been instrumental in advancing the mission of the Society through her active involvement in many of our most notable initiatives," said Dave Samson, general manager of public affairs for Chevron Corporation and chairman of the Arthur W. Page Society. "But what makes Aedhmar stand apart, is her selfless leadership style that has earned her the widespread admiration of her clients, Text100 colleagues and industry peers. For her extensive service to our profession, we are pleased to recognize her with the Arthur Page Society's 2016 Distinguished Service Award."
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 Arthur W. Page Society is a professional association for senior public relations and corporate communications executives who seek to enrich and strengthen their profession. Membership consists primarily of chief communications officers (CCOs) of Fortune 500 corporations, the CEOs of the world's largest public relations agencies, and leading academics from top business and communications schools. With more than 700 members in over 20 countries, the Page Society enables members to develop professional relationships with the most knowledgeable, influential and innovative global leaders in enterprise communications. Members also participate in producing thought leadership that is shaping the understanding of the value and role of corporate communications, and are able to take advantage of professional development opportunities for their staff. The Page Society is dedicated to strengthening the enterprise leadership role of the CCO. For more information, please visit www.awpagesociety.com.