Come Celebrate the PRSA Central PA Keystone Awards winners!

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

National Civil War Museum

1 Lincoln Circle, Harrisburg, PA 17103
Noon – 2 p.m.

Join us as we rise up and celebrate those who have placed in our chapter’s annual awards program. Entries with the highest scores receive a Keystone Award, and those with runner-up scores receive Silver Keystone awards.

The event will begin with networking, followed by a lunch, professional speaker, announcements, and awards presentations. We will also be honoring the memory of Frederick Leuschner, a longstanding public relations professional in our organization and leader in the field, who passed away this year.

Speaker info:

We’ll kick off the event with networking, followed by a lunch, our guest speaker, announcements, and end with awards presentations. Our luncheon will be hosted by Kendra Nichols, part of the ABC27 Investigators team.

Our event will include keynote speaker Una Martone, President & CEO of Leadership Harrisburg Area, to speak about “Unlocking the Power of Gratitude.”

Did you know that the practice of gratitude can improve your performance at work?  Studies show that people who practice gratitude have 31 percent higher productivity and 37 percent higher sales than those who don’t. People who practice gratitude are three times more creative than their peers. Gratitude is proven to lower stress and, therefore, improve well-being. And gratitude actually strengthens relationships across the board. Unlocking the power of gratitude can change your life. Join Una Martone, President & CEO of Leadership Harrisburg Area, to learn some immediately actionable strategies to increase your practice of gratitude and unlock your highest potential!


About Kendra:


Kendra Nichols is part of the ABC27 Investigators team as the Senior Investigator. She joined ABC27 in June of 2006, starting her journey with WHTM as part of the morning news team and later covering breaking and in-depth news in Cumberland County before moving into her current investigative role. She has been honored by the Associated Press, The Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters, and she has won two regional Emmys for her in-depth coverage on the fight to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania and her series on the Philippines. She was named Shippensburg University Alumna of the Year in 2013. Kendra has traveled around the country and the world to cover stories related to the Midstate. She enjoys sharing stories that inspire others. A Pennsylvania native, Kendra grew up up in New Cumberland. Her family later moved, so she graduated from Dover High School. Kendra then attended Shippensburg University where she received a bachelor of arts degree in journalism with a minor in speech. She is the proud mother of three kids and now lives with her family in Dillsburg.


About Una:

Speaker Una Martone

Una Martone has articulated her purpose in life is “to help people see their best so that they can be their best!” She considers herself fortunate to fulfill this purpose through Leadership Harrisburg Area where she has served as President & CEO since 2007. Highlights of her tenure include the creation of a curriculum on servant leadership, the addition of the alumni circle enrichment series, and an original diversity, equity & inclusion training program. The organization’s profile has increased 300 percent under Una’s leadership. Her love of curriculum development is accompanied by a focus on community partnerships, fund and resource development, and the creation of strategic alliances. She has received numerous awards and distinctions, most recently being presented with a Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from Central Penn College. In addition to her work with Leadership Harrisburg Area, Una is active with Rotary International, including serving as club president at the local level and in roles at the district level. She also serves as a member of the rotary leadership’s faculty throughout the Northeast. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida and has followed that with a number of professional certifications, including Central Fundraising Executive; Certified in Organizational Leadership; and Certified Interpersonal Skills Trainer. She is a first-generation American of Irish descent, a mother of two adult children, and has been married to her husband, Mike, for 30 years.


PRSA members: $35

Non-members: $40

Students: $15

Register today to attend

Deadline to register is November 10!