Laura Kane Honored at National Press Club
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac spokeswoman and
vice-president of external communications, Laura Kane, was inducted into the
PR News Public Relations Hall of Fame at the PR People Awards today. Ms. Kane
and four others were honored during an awards luncheon among colleagues,
family and friends at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Nominees were judged on specific criteria including professional public
relations achievements over their careers, specific campaigns, leadership
qualities, innovative thinking, sound judgment, flexibility, and volunteer
efforts and other contributions to public relations advocacy. In November PR
News will publish an "All-Stars Issue" that will profile the top public
relations people of 2008, in which they will salute the class of 2008 Hall of
Fame honorees -- a lifetime achievement award for pioneers in the field.
"A Hall of Fame public relations expert is intuitive, has a confident
voice, is media savvy, and produces results," Aflac chairman and CEO Dan Amos
said. "Many successful campaigns at Aflac demonstrate that Laura has all of
these qualities and more. We are very proud of this recognition which she so
Aflac Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Teresa
White said, "We have come to rely on Laura's instincts and expertise in
handling our crucial public and media relations challenges. This honor among
her peers validates what we at Aflac already know; Laura Kane is a strong
woman worthy of the Hall of Fame."
Ms. Kane was also a finalist in the category of Corporate PR Person of the
Year for her work in 2007, including communications related to Aflac's
historic Say-on-Pay campaign. Her media relations work resulted in positive
articles in national publications like Newsweek, front-page stories in the USA
Today and the Wall Street Journal, as well as frequent appearances by Aflac
executives on network and national cable news programs.
For more than 50 years, Aflac products have given policyholders the
opportunity to direct cash where it is needed most when a life-interrupting
medical event causes financial challenges. Aflac is the number one provider of
guaranteed-renewable insurance in the United States and the number one
insurance company in terms of individual insurance policies in force in Japan.
Our insurance products provide protection to more than 40 million people
worldwide. Aflac has been included in Fortune magazine's listing of America's
Most Admired Companies for seven years and in Fortune magazine's list of the
100 Best Companies to Work For in America for ten consecutive years. Aflac has
also been recognized three times by both Fortune magazine's listing of the Top
50 Employers for Minorities and Working Mother magazine's listing of the 100
Best Companies for Working Mothers. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500
company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find
out more about Aflac, visit www.aflac.com.
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