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Joseph Sala Named a “Rising PR Star”

Joseph Sala, a Managing Director at Joele Frank, has been recognized as a “Rising PR Star” by PR News. This award is given to top professionals in the public relations field for their contributions to the industry and accomplishments in helping organizations achieve their communications goals. Joe provides strategic counsel and communications support to public and private clients across a broad range of industries. Scott Bisang, a Managing Director, and Andi Rose, a Partner, are past recipients of this award.

Jonathan Keehner Named An Emerging Leader

Jonathan Keehner, a Partner at Joele Frank, was recently named an "Emerging Leader" at The M&A Advisor’s 8th annual award ceremony in New York. This award recognizes and celebrates the achievements of young M&A, Financing and Turnaround professionals who have reached a significant level of success and made a notable contribution to their industry and community. Jon joined Joele Frank in 2012 after working as a financial journalist at Bloomberg News, where he covered mergers, restructuring and private equity. He began his career in investment banking at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Credit Suisse. Joele Frank partners Sharon Stern, Tim Lynch, Jed Repko, Matthew Sherman and Andrew Siegel are past recipients of the Emerging Leaders award.

Joele Frank Cited as an Outstanding Leader at Women’s 100 Securities Conference

Joele Frank, a founder and managing partner of our firm, received the Linda C. Quinn Achievement Award at the annual Women’s 100 Securities Conference hosted by TheCorporateCounsel.net on June 9, 2017. The award honors the work of Linda C. Quinn, the first female Director of the Division of Corporation Finance of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, and her impact on the SEC, the legal community and the world of finance. The award recognizes outstanding women leaders in the areas of securities and corporate governance. As the third recipient of this prestigious award, Joele joins Meredith Cross, partner at WilmerHale and former Director of the Division of Corporation Finance of the SEC, and Peggy Foran, Chief Governance Officer of Prudential Financial.

Eric Brielmann and Allison Monat Receive NIRI Awards

Eric Brielmann, a Partner in Joele Frank’s San Francisco office, and Allison Monat, a Senior Account Executive in the firm’s New York office, recently received NIRI Chapter Team Awards on behalf of their respective NIRI chapters. These awards recognize the exceptional efforts of chapter leaders who successfully worked as a team and achieved demonstrable results in program planning, membership initiatives, or other endeavors. In addition, Allison received a 2016-2017 NIRI Individual Chapter Leadership Award in recognition of her work with NIRI New York NextGen, an initiative designed to attract and retain members who are new to the IR profession by creating professional development, mentoring and networking opportunities unique to their specific needs.

Sharon Stern Receives M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Awards

Sharon Stern, a Partner at Joele Frank, was recently named as a recipient of The M&A Advisor’s 7th annual “Emerging Leaders Awards.” This award recognizes and celebrates the achievements of young M&A, Financing and Turnaround professionals who had reached a significant level of success and made a notable contribution to their industry and community.  The 2016 Award Winners were chosen by an independent judging panel from a pool of prominent nominees in the U.S. and U.K. Joele Frank partners Tim Lynch, Jed Repko, Matthew Sherman and Andrew Siegel are past recipients of this award.

Joele Frank Inducted to PRWeek Hall of Fame

Joele Frank, a founder and managing partner of our firm, has been inducted to the PRWeek Hall of Fame. PRWeek established the Hall of Fame in 2013 to recognize individuals for their outstanding contribution to the development of the communications industry, significant impact on the PR field, mentorship of a generation of communications professionals and exceptional thought leadership that shaped and redefined the field. Joele is being honored for her 25 years of counseling executive teams and boards of directors through some of the most complex and delicate situations in their companies’ history, having played a major role in more than 1,000 special situations. She is a member of the third group of inductees, and was recognized at a celebratory dinner in New York City in December 2015.