CIPR announces winners of 2020 medals

CIPR President Jenni Field has announced the winners of the CIPR’s two medals for distinguished service as she approaches the end of her year in office. 

Kerry Sheehan Chart.PR FCIPR is the winner of the 2020 Sir Stephen Tallents Medal.  “Kerry has worked tirelessly this year as chair of a key CIPR panel to drive awareness and skills around the role of AI in PR. She is wherever she can be to help people and push this area forwards. At the same time, she has continued to volunteer as a Council member and chair of the Local Public Service Group. Her contribution this year has been outstanding” said Jenni.  

Kerry Sheehan Chart.PR, FCIPR, CIPR Artificial Intelligence Chair
"I am deeply proud and honoured to receive the Sir Stephen Tallents Medal. I now join a wonderful list of PR practitioners, many of whom I hold in the highest regard and in whose company, I am so very proud to be included.” Kerry, also a member of the International Data Science Foundation, added: “The best PR is about making a positive difference; a difference to yourself, to your client or employer and to society. But we can only do that by upskilling to continue to remain relevant in practice".
Kerry Sheehan Chart.PR, FCIPR, CIPR Artificial Intelligence Chair

The winner of the 2020 President’s Medal is Rachel Miller Chart. PR FCIPR.  Announcing her choice, Jenni said “Rachel has been a leader in internal communication for many years. I can’t think of anyone else who does more for the internal communication specialism within PR. She shares so much insight and advice, helping internal communicators thrive in their roles - and this year the importance of internal communication has never been higher".

Rachel Miller, Chart.PR, FCIPR
I’m truly honoured to receive the President’s Medal for my work as a trainer, consultant and mentor for internal communicators. I feel its significance and appreciate the recognition, which I share with all the IC professionals who have been under an intense spotlight this year. I established my business, All Things IC, eight years ago to support and nurture Comms pros. They constantly inspire and motivate me and I love seeing their confidence and knowledge grow through our work. Thank you for this accolade, it means a great deal to me.
Rachel Miller, Chart.PR, FCIPR

The Sir Stephen Tallents Medal recognises exceptional achievements in, and contributions to the development of PR by a CIPR member. The President’s Medal is awarded at the President's discretion for distinguished service to public relations. 

Winners of the CIPR medals in previous years are listed here.  


About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the world's only Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners with nearly 10,000 members.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).