Excellence in Marketing, Communications & Community Service
The John L. Thomason Award is the highest honor presented by CHPRMS. John L. Thomason was a founding member of the Carolinas Healthcare Public Relations & Marketing Society (CHPRMS). He proudly served as the society's president in 1975. In addition to his service to CHPRMS, Mr. Thomason was the director of public relations at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center from 1969-1986.
John Thomason's strong belief in professional excellence never went unnoticed by his family, friends and colleagues. After his death in 1986, his wife created the John Thomason Award of Excellence to honor outstanding marketing and communications professionals who are also leaders in their community.
Nominations for the award are made by CHPRMS members. The submissions are reviewing by a panel of past winners who then select the winner and announce the recipient at the fall conference. Nominations are submitted in writing to the society's president on the official nomination form before each annual fall conference.
Congratulations to the past recipients of the John L. Thomason Award:
|2021 - Dan Dunlop||2003 – Jamie Adair|
|2020 - No award given||2002 – Joan Carroza|
|2019 - Juana Abernathy||2001 – No award given|
|2018 - No award given||2000 – Stacey Brown|
|2017 - Gillian Baker||1999 – No award given|
|2016 - Kati Everett||1998 – Judy C. Smith|
|2015 - No award given||1997 – Renee Romberger|
|2014 - Allison Greene and Peggy Kane||1996 – Betty Hinson|
|2013 – Lee Brower||1995 – Emerson Smith|
|2012 – No award given||1994 – Keith Thomason|
|2011 – Michele Affronte-McCausland||1993 – Jo Carol Torrez|
|2010 – Alan Taylor||1992 – Phil Whitesell|
|2009 – Eric Fletcher||1991 – Linda Staunch|
|2008 – Dan Corrigan (posthumously)||1990 – Eston Clark|
|2007 – Don Dalton||1989 – Bill Stancil|
|2006 – Andre LaCroix||1988 – Pat Mebane|
|2005 – Clinton Weaver||1987 – Elliot Taylor|
|2004 – Julian Gibbons||1986 – Nancy Seymour & Marthanna Banks|
Submit a Nomination Today
Do you know someone who is deserving of the John L. Thomason Award of Excellence?
Selection criteria includes:
Member of CHPRMS organization (may be awarded posthumously)
Proven excellence in the field of healthcare marketing or communications
Demonstrated involvement in professional, civic, community and volunteer organizations
Nominations are due August 31. Please email your form to: firstname.lastname@example.org.