Around Town: Byline Awards set for Feb 10

The Journal Record
By Joan Gilmore
Feb. 1, 2011

Seven women will be honored when the Oklahoma City Chapter of the Association of Women in Communications has its 53rd annual Byliner Awards dinner on Feb. 10. The event will be at Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club with a reception at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. The AWC Byliner Awards recognize the accomplishments of women who have made significant contributions to the community through their professional and volunteer achievements.

Honorees and the categories for which they are being honored are Gail Huneryager, Business Development; Dr. Barbara Bonner, Child Advocacy; Cynthia Reid, Communications; Elizabeth Kerr, Law; Debby Hampton, Non-Profit; Catherine Bishop, Public Affairs; and Debbie Anglin, Public Relations.

Reservations are $75 for all past honorees and $100 for all other guests. For more information and to purchase tickets, call (405) 272-2007 or go to www.okcawc.org.

Huneryager, director of business development and marketing at the Crowe & Dunlevy law firm, has 20 years of experience in marketing and business management. She has been recognized as a 2009 Journal Record 50 Making a Difference honoree and received the 2009 and 2010 Hermes Creative Award for collateral and branding programs. Both the International Association of Business Communicators and the American Marketing Association have honored her. Her community activities include Allied Arts, YWCA, Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Metropolitan Library Trust.

A clinical child psychologist and professor of pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Bonner has been on the faculty since 1987 and is the CMRI/Jean Gumerson Endowed Chair in Clinical Psychology. She has numerous recognitions from the OUHSC, OU Health Sciences Regents and the Children’s Medical Research Institute and is recognized internationally for lectures and seminars.

Reid, vice president of marketing and communications for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, is dedicated to improving economic development and tourism for Oklahoma City. She has been in the leadership in landmark campaigns such as MAPS 3 and bringing the Thunder here. A graduate of Oklahoma City University and Leadership Oklahoma City, she is on the board of the Arts Council of Oklahoma Çity.

Kerr, legal counsel for the University of Central Oklahoma, graduated from Southern Methodist University before obtaining her law degree from OCU. She has been general counsel for the Oklahoma County Health Department and is the first woman to serve on the bench for the city of Edmond. Her civic activities include the OU Medical Center board, Oklahoma Academy, Junior League and Edmond Women’s Club.

Hampton, the former director of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, now is the executive director of United Way of Oklahoma City. She has headed the American Red Cross of Central Oklahoma and serves on the boards of Leadership Oklahoma City, FBI Citizens Academy and the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Oklahoma. She is an active member of Rotary Club 29 and the Committee of One Hundred.

Vice president for public affairs at OU, Bishop has more than 30 years of experience in public affairs. As OU’s chief spokeswoman, she oversees public relations for the Norman, Health Sciences Center and Tulsa campuses. She received the 2003 $20,000 Otis Sullivant Award for Perceptivity from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation of Oklahoma City.

Founder of Anglin Public Relations in 1999, Anglin has worked in the nonprofit, corporate and agency settings. She has served on the boards of the Association of Women in Communications and the Public Relations Society of America and was honored with PRSA’s Paul E. Donnelly Lifetime Achievement Award. Anglin received the Forty Under 40 Award from OKC Business and a Journal Record Achievers Under 40 award.

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