Professional Honors & Awards

Public Relations Society of America Silver Anvil Award for Public Affairs:
Vindicating the 1941 Pearl Harbor Commanders Admiral Kimmel & General Short
The Silver Anvil, considered to be the public relations industry’s equivalent to the film industry’s Oscar was awarded to Sam Waltz & Associates in 2000. The Silver Anvil, symbolizing the forging of public opinion is annually awarded to organizations, who have successfully addressed a contemporary issue with exemplary professional skill, creativity and resourcefulness. SW&A was successful in its efforts to officially vindicate Pearl Harbor Commanders Admiral Husband E. Kimmel and General Walter Short when the U.S. Senate voted to officially vindicate their military efforts on May 1999.

Public Relations Society of America College of Fellows (Class of 1995):
A Unique Honor Held by Only About 400 Senior Executives & Educators
The College of Fellows was established by the Public Relations Society of America in 1990 to honor seasoned practitioners and educators who have made significant contributions to the public relations profession. Criteria for admission to the College of Fellows include; PRSA member, Accredited in Public Relations (APR), practiced or taught public relations for 20 years or more, demonstrated exceptional capability as a practitioner or educator, exhibited personal and professional qualities that serve as a role model for other practitioners and educators and advanced the state of the profession through unusual and exceptional contributions to the field of public relations.

Best in Business 2000 Award, The News Journal (2004)
Vision 2000, US Office of Advocacy for Small Business Advancement (2000)
Small Business Champion Award, National Federation of Independent Business (2004)
Small Business Award, Pew Conference on Small Business (2000)
Delaware Quality Conference Award (2000)
Distinguished International Speaker Award, International Public Relations Association / Public Relations Society of America
Excalibur Award, PRSA Houston
Distinguished Speaker Award, Howard University (1999)