New York, NY. – Roger Bolton, President of Page, will receive the Institute for Public Relations Alexander Hamilton Medal for Lifetime Achievement. Bolton will accept the Institute’s highest honor and speak at the IPR Annual Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner on November 28 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City.

The Alexander Hamilton Medal is named in honor of the carefully planned strategies Hamilton used to gain acceptance and adoption of the U.S. Constitution. Each year the Institute for Public Relations presents its highest award to someone who has made major lifetime contributions to the practice of public relations, including effective use of research.

Bolton is the president of Page, the premier global professional association for senior corporate communication executives. Previously, Bolton served as senior vice president of communication at Aetna, with responsibility for all internal and external communication, advertising and brand management. Before Aetna, Bolton led IBM’s global media relations and directed communications for the IBM server and software groups.

Prior to his business career, Bolton was assistant secretary of the Treasury for public affairs under President George H.W. Bush; assistant U.S. trade representative for public affairs under President Reagan; and special assistant to President Reagan in the White House, with responsibility for the president’s relations with business and labor.

“Roger Bolton’s career, progressing from public affairs to corporate communications to leadership of Page, is iconic in every way,” said Bill Nielsen, IPR Trustee, Former VP of Corporate Communication of Johnson & Johnson. “He has led the development of our discipline and helped to establish it as an essential function in any well-managed organization. His example and contributions will further inform our values-based, purpose-driven practice well into the future.”

“It’s an unexpected honor to be selected to receive the Alexander Hamilton Medal by the board of the Institute for Public Relations,” said Bolton.  “I have the utmost respect for the work that IPR does to increase the effectiveness of and respect for public relations through its elevation of the science beneath the art. I am truly humbled to be placed on a list which includes many of the great leaders in the history of our profession.”

Tickets for the IPR Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner are available for $500 each. Tables of 10 can be purchased for $5,000 and premium tables of 10 are available for $10,000. The price includes a networking cocktail reception (sponsored by the UF College of Journalism and Communications), the awards dinner, and Distinguished Lecture by Cheryl Boone Isaacs, immediate past president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

About the Institute for Public Relations
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