Danny Selnick, Vice President for Public Policy Services at Business Wire, was recently given two prestigious awards for his volunteer activities with the National Press Club (NPC) and the Public Relations Society of America’s National Capital Chapter.
Danny was presented with the Vivian Award by The National Press Club on Jan. 8. The award, Danny’s second, is named after past NPC President Vivian Vahlberg. It signifies outstanding volunteer service to the National Press Club. A Washington institution for more than a century, the Club is dedicated to supporting the ongoing improvement of the profession of journalism. Danny has been a member of the National Press Club since 1999 and currently serves on two committees: Luncheon Speakers (which hosts news conferences featuring heads of state, politicians, cabinet secretaries, business leaders, musicians, actors, sports stars) and Communications and Marketing (which puts on communicator member events, and generally works to support the promote the overall mission of the Club).
Danny was also presented with a Silver Award by the National Capital Chapter of PRSA on Dec. 10, 2012. For the past four years, Danny has served as co-chair of the Professional Development Committee, whose purpose is to offer Washington, D.C. area communicators with all levels of experience professional development by hosting educational events, workshops and seminars across many subject areas. Danny’s dedication to the committee and counsel to past president Suzanne Holroyd won him the Silver Award. PRSA-NCC is the nation’s largest chapter, boasting more than 1,400 communicator members and is the leading source of public relations events, education and networking in the Washington, D.C. area. PRSA is the world’s largest organization for public relations professionals with nearly 32,000 professional and student members.
Congratulations to Danny on both of his awards and his continuing service to the public relations and journalism professions!