The PRSA Foundation, an independent, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to advancing diversity and inclusion within the communications profession, announced that it has named Lenovo Chief Communications Officer Torod Neptune as its 2019 Paladin Award Honoree. The award will be presented at the Foundation’s upcoming annual Paladin Awards Ceremony, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Verizon Media in New York City.
The Paladin Awards is the PRSA Foundation’s signature event, with proceeds from the evening going to grants and scholarships designed to help jump-start the careers of promising students from diverse backgrounds, as well as to the mentoring and professional development for mid-level professionals.
PRSA Foundation President Joe Cohen, APR, commented, “Torod is among the most respected and admired communications leaders in the profession and he stands apart for his commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion within our field. Throughout his career, Torod has leveraged his position to help engage and inspire others to embrace and promote D&I as a core business imperative while consistently looking to create opportunities for the future generations of diverse professionals.”
Each year the PRSA Foundation honors a communications leader who has made a significant and measurable impact on the advancement of diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the public relations sector.
Previous recipients of the Paladin Award have included Jon Iwata, Mike Fernandez, Patrice Tanaka, Harold Burson, Daniel J. Edelman, Lou Capozzi, Charlotte Otto, Harris Diamond, John Graham and Marcia Silverman.