Congratulations to Bob!
Awarded yearly by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Puget Sound Chapter, the Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes career achievements of public relations professionals in the Puget Sound region who have helped to advance the public relations field. Check out Kate’s post on our intern blog to read more about the award.
All of us Frausies couldn’t be more proud of Bob. Our founder and CEO has dedicated his time and energy to the PR world for more than 40 years. Bob is currently the chair of the PRSA Board of Ethics and has been a board member since 1991. While serving on the Board of Ethics, Bob lead the effort to rewrite the PRSA Code of Ethics. He was also the president of the PRSA Puget Sound Chapter in 1984-1985, 2000 and 2005-2010.
Bob’s passion for the PR industry transcends through his employees here at Frause. Many of us are PRSA Puget Sound members, board leaders and past presidents. In an effort to help grow the PR industry, we put an emphasis on educating students interested in pursuing a public relations career. Bob frequently hosts university classes and local PRSSA chapters to give them an insight into the Frause culture and the small agency lifestyle. Bob also started the Frause Education Fund, which pays for the first year of national PRSSA dues for students graduating from Washington state universities who are transitioning into the working world.
Bob has instilled in each of us the importance of community involvement, continued education and giving back. Working under Bob’s guidance has made each of his employees proud to be public relations practitioners. It will be an honor to celebrate Bob and his career accomplishments as he accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award next week at PRSA Puget Sound’s Holiday Gala. Frause is fortunate to have such an inspiring leader. I’m sure this won’t be the last time we celebrate an accomplishment of Bob’s and I look forward to continuing to witness the public relations profession flourish under the wings of communication pros like Bob Frause.