The 2015 PRWeek Hall of Fame Dinner in 18 photos

See the festivities that went down at PRWeek's annual Hall of Fame dinner at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

  • Editorial director of PRWeek global Steve Barrett (left) congratulates Southwest Airlines' Ginger Hardage (center) on her induction to the PRWeek Hall of Fame

    Editorial director of PRWeek global Steve Barrett (left) congratulates Southwest Airlines' Ginger Hardage (center) on her induction to the PRWeek Hall of Fame

  • Ron Culp (left), board member at the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations, and GE CCO Gary Sheffer

    Ron Culp (left), board member at the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations, and GE CCO Gary Sheffer

  • David Finn (right), co-founder of Ruder Finn, and his wife, Laura

    David Finn (right), co-founder of Ruder Finn, and his wife, Laura

  • Joele Frank speaks with PRWeek about her induction to the Hall of Fame and her career

    Joele Frank speaks with PRWeek about her induction to the Hall of Fame and her career

  • The 2015 inductees to the PRWeek Hall of Fame. From left: Gary Sheffer, Joele Frank, Mike Fernandez, David Finn, and Ginger Hardage. Ron Culp (right) accepted an award on behalf of the late Betsy Plank

    The 2015 inductees to the PRWeek Hall of Fame. From left: Gary Sheffer, Joele Frank, Mike Fernandez, David Finn, and Ginger Hardage. Ron Culp (right) accepted an award on behalf of the late Betsy Plank

  • The 2015 inductees to the PRWeek Hall of Fame. From left: Gary Sheffer, Joele Frank, Mike Fernandez, David Finn, and Ginger Hardage. Ron Culp (right) accepted an award on behalf of the late Betsy Plank

    The 2015 inductees to the PRWeek Hall of Fame. From left: Gary Sheffer, Joele Frank, Mike Fernandez, David Finn, and Ginger Hardage. Ron Culp (right) accepted an award on behalf of the late Betsy Plank

  • Kathy Bloomgarden (facing away), CEO of Ruder Finn, speaks with Barry Caldwell, SVP, corporate affairs & CLO at Waste Management

    Kathy Bloomgarden (facing away), CEO of Ruder Finn, speaks with Barry Caldwell, SVP, corporate affairs & CLO at Waste Management

  • David Finn's family

    David Finn's family

  • Steve Barrett officiates the award ceremony

    Steve Barrett officiates the award ceremony

  • Ginger Hardage accepts her award

    Ginger Hardage accepts her award

  • Ron Culp (right), board member at the Plank Center for Leadership in PR, accepts an award on behalf of the late Betsy Plank

    Ron Culp (right), board member at the Plank Center for Leadership in PR, accepts an award on behalf of the late Betsy Plank

  • Gary Sheffer accepts his award

    Gary Sheffer accepts his award

  • Joele Frank accepts her award

    Joele Frank accepts her award

  • Kathy Bloomgarden presents Steve Barrett with a paper clip sculpture. Creating such sculptures is a favorite pastime of her father's, she said

    Kathy Bloomgarden presents Steve Barrett with a paper clip sculpture. Creating such sculptures is a favorite pastime of her father's, she said

  • Mike Fernandez accepts his award

    Mike Fernandez accepts his award

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Celebrating its third year, the PRWeek Hall of Fame welcomed six new members to its ranks during a night of festivities on Monday, December 7. Six masters of PR – Mike Fernandez, David Finn, Joele Frank, Ginger Hardage, Gary Sheffer, and the late Betsy Plank – were honored for the profound impact they have had on the industry. 

Scroll through the gallery above to view some of the night's highlights.

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