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Congratulations to Del Galloway, APR, Fellow PRSA, who was awarded the Gold Anvil Award by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). This is the society’s highest individual honor recognizing lifetime achievement in public relations. As president and CEO of PRSA in 2004, Galloway established the Society’s first National Diversity Committee, and is the Society’s first openly gay president and CEO. He is an architect of Universal Accreditation, a designation adopted by multiple communications organizations recognizing excellence in public relations.
Upon presenting the award PRSA National Chair Anthony D’Angelo said, “Del Galloway has contributed leadership, vision and strategic thinking through a range of practice sectors and successful roles, demonstrating his versatility, energy and collaborative spirit. I’m proud to call him my mentor and friend, and congratulate him on this fitting honor.”
Currently, Galloway is vice president of communications at Wells Fargo’s Atlantic Region responsible for all media relations and internal communications in Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Previously he served as vice president of communications at United Way Worldwide, the world’s largest privately supported nonprofit.
He has worked for Young & Rubicam, Cohn & Wolfe, and Husk Jennings Galloway + Partners, where he was co-owner of the Florida-based advertising and public relations agency. He also previously worked as director of corporate communications at AT&T American Transtech, a wholly owned subsidiary of AT&T.
Throughout his career, Galloway has managed a number of complex and successful communications programs. These include the start-up of a multi-national business, employee communications during a global downsizing, an image campaign for a major financial institution, a public awareness campaign for public broadcasting, an anniversary celebration for the world’s largest privately supported nonprofit, and multiple crisis communications programs.
Galloway is an accredited practitioner (APR) and a member of PRSA’s College of Fellows. He is a founding member of the Universal Accreditation Board and is a past chair of the North American Public Relations Council. He served in 1990 as president of the Florida Public Relations Association and is the recipient of FPRA’s “Dillin Award” for lifetime achievement in public relations. He also a member and past chair of the Public Relations Advisory Council at the University of Florida.
In 2006, Galloway received a fellowship at the University of Florida and was named the Freedom Forum Visiting Professor. He holds a master’s degree in communications and a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Florida, where he is honored as an “Alumni of Distinction.”