WASHINGTON – November 30, 2012 – Stacey Karp, the Director of Communications of the Association of Public Television Stations (APTS) received an Honorable Mention yesterday from PR News as PR Professional of the Year: Nonprofit/Association.
The PR News’ PR People Awards showcase the innovators and leaders of the public relations profession. Karp was honored at a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
Karp was selected as a finalist for this award for her role in leading grassroots advocacy for public broadcasting. In 2011, Karp co-managed a team that motivated nearly half a million advocates for public broadcasting through the 170 Million Americans for Public Broadcasting campaign. Karp leads this campaign for public television, and under her leadership public television advocates sent more than 500,000 emails and made countless phone calls to Congress in support of public broadcasting. Through 170 Million Americans and local public broadcasting stations, federal funding for public broadcasting was saved.
“Stacey’s leadership in the 170 million Americans campaign has been an inspiration,” said Patrick Butler, president and CEO of APTS. “Stacey richly deserves this award, and all of her colleagues here at APTS and throughout the industry are extremely proud of her.”
“I am deeply honored to receive this recognition,” said Karp. “Working with APTS and the public broadcasting stations is a privilege and a passion, and I am grateful to be recognized for this important and fulfilling work.”
The Association of Public Television Stations (APTS) is a nonprofit membership organization established in 1979. The mission of APTS is to conduct – in concert with member stations – advocacy, planning, research and communications activities in order to achieve strong and financially sound noncommercial television and advanced digital services for the American people. APTS provides consistent leadership and information that helps our members better accomplish their own missions and goals. Through its affiliate APTS Action, APTS promotes the legislative and regulatory interests of noncommercial television stations at the national level through direct advocacy, and grasstops and grassroots campaigns designed to garner congressional support. For more information, visit www.apts.org.