2014 Honorees

The Plank Center is proud to have honored the following remarkable individuals who have demonstrated the power of leadership through mentoring:

2014 Honorees

  • LegacyPatrick Ford, worldwide vice chair, chief client officer, Burson-Marsteller
  • ExecutiveAylwin Lewis, CEO, Potbelly Sandwich Works
  • CorporateWendi Strong, executive vice president, enterprise affairs, USAA
  • AgencyAndy Polansky, chief executive officer, Weber Shandwick
  • EducatorDr. Lynne Sallot, professor, University of Georgia
  • Young ProfessionalJose Rivera, lecturer, Cal State San Bernardino

Watch the Awards Ceremony. 

View the photo album.

Art of Mentoring Infographic.

The honorees participated in a #PlankMentor Student Session. Click here for more details.


Grants & Awards


The following links provide information about some organizations that provide funding for public relations projects.

  • Rotary International
  • The Page Center
  • PRSA Foundation
  • Awards

    The following links provide information on some of the industry's awards for achievement in public relations practice.