GREEN TOWNSHIP, OHIO – Nov. 19, 2018 – Green Township resident Jonathan Kissell is the 2018 recipient of the Werner-VonderHaar-Bogart (WVB) Award - the highest honor offered by the Cincinnati chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
Kissell was lauded for his contributions to the community, the communication profession and to the PRSA during the PRSA chapter’s annual Blacksmith Awards on Nov. 15 at the Summit Hotel in Cincinnati.
Kissell is an award-winning PR professional, with experience in corporate, nonprofit and educational settings. In addition to his full-time role at Rumpke Waste & Recycling, he is a part-time faculty member at Miami University, 10-year board member of Cincinnati PRSA and president of a nonprofit organization – the EB Hope Foundation.
A lifelong resident of Green Township, Kissell is a graduate of St. Ignatius Elementary, LaSalle High School and the University of Dayton.
Often considered a lifetime achievement, the WVB Award is named after William Werner, Edward VonderHaar and Judith Bogart – three PR leaders who served as presidents of the Cincinnati chapter and later as PRSA national presidents.
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is the nation’s largest organization of PR and communications professionals. Its membership collectively represents more than 30,000 members from every industry sector nationwide and college and university students who encompass the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). The Cincinnati Chapter of PRSA includes more than 180 members.
About Rumpke Waste & Recycling
Rumpke Waste & Recycling has been committed to keeping neighborhoods and businesses clean and green since 1932 by providing environmentally friendly waste disposal solutions. Rumpke is one of the nation’s largest privately owned residential and commercial waste and recycling firms, providing service to areas of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia. Rumpke divisions include Rumpke Recycling, The William-Thomas Group and Rumpke Hydraulics. For more information, visit www.rumpke.com.