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:
|2016 - Kati Everett||2000 – Stacey Brown|
|2015 - No award given||1999 – No award given|
|2014 - Allison Greene and Peggy Kane||1998 – Judy C. Smith|
|2013 – Lee Brower||1997 – Renee Romberger|
|2012 – No award given||1996 – Betty Hinson|
|2011 – Michele Affronte-McCausland||1995 – Emerson Smith|
|2010 – Alan Taylor||1994 – Keith Thomason|
|2009 – Eric Fletcher||1993 – Jo Carol Torrez|
|2008 – Dan Corrigan (posthumously)||1992 – Phil Whitesell|
|2007 – Don Dalton||1991 – Linda Staunch|
|2006 – Andre LaCroix||1990 – Eston Clark|
|2005 – Clinton Weaver||1989 – Bill Stancil|
|2004 – Julian Gibbons||1988 – Pat Mebane|
|2003 – Jamie Adair||1987 – Elliot Taylor|
|2002 – Joan Carroza||1986 – Nancy Seymour & Marthanna Banks|
|2001 – No award given|
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