The Phoenix Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) recognized Scott Hanson, APR, Fellow PRSA, and Ahwatukee's own Phil Pangrazio as winners of the Percy Award and Phoenix Award, respectively, at its annual state of the industry luncheon.

Hanson is the president of HMA Public Relations and Pangrazio is the president and chief executive officer of Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABIL).

The Percy Award is earned by a professional who has demonstrated excellence in public relations and has made positive contributions to the community. The Phoenix Award recognizes a CEO, business or community leader for practicing exemplary public relations practices within his or her business operations while being active in the community and supporting the industry.

A PRSA Phoenix member since 1988, Hanson is one of only 450 practitioners in the prestigious PRSA College of Fellows. He has served on chapter committees and in leadership roles for membership, accreditation and award judging, and has received many local and national awards for HMA Public Relations over the last 25 years.

He has served as the chairman of the Northern Arizona University School of Communication Professional Advisory Council since 2004. An NAU alumnus and former sportscaster, he also serves as the professional advisor to the university's PRSSA Chapter (Public Relations Student Society of America).

ABIL is a major service provider regarding the independent living philosophy related to disabilities.

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