Breakfast Briefing: 5 things for PR pros to know on Tuesday morning

Entries for the 2021 PRWeek Global Awards officially open today; What happens if Joe Biden is declared the winner tonight?

Breakfast Briefing: 5 things for PR pros to know on Tuesday morning

Entries for the 2021 PRWeek Global Awards officially open today. Heineken’s Amsterdam-based chief corporate affairs and transformation officer Stacey Tank will serve as chair of jury for awards. The early bird deadline for entries is January 13 and standard deadline is January 27. The shortlisted entries will be unveiled in March and the awards winners will be honored at a virtual ceremony in May.

What happens if Joe Biden is declared the winner tonight?  He plans to address the nation as its new leader and will begin forming his government, even if President Donald Trump continues to fight in court, advisers told Axios. Biden will also adopt "a healing tone," and begin talking about the path forward in battling COVID-19, Axios reported. Meanwhile, here’s what TV and social networks will do if Trump prematurely declares victory.

Three former comms directors for the Republican National Committee voted for Biden. They include Ryan Mahoney, who served as a senior adviser to the RNC and as its comms director under Trump from 2017 to 2019; Trevor Francis, who served in the same role in 2009; and Lisa Miller, who served in the role in 2007. The National Committee of Asian American Republicans also endorsed Biden on Monday.

GCI Health has hired its first diversity and inclusion SVP. Dawn Christian started in the role in late September, reporting to GCI North America president Kristin Cahill. Previously, Christian worked at AstraZeneca, managing global diversity and inclusion efforts as associate director of learning strategy. PRWeek has all the details on her new role.

Jack Dorsey will keep his job as Twitter CEO. A board committee formed this spring recommended that the current management structure remain in place, Twitter said in a securities filing on Monday. Earlier this year, Dorsey’s leadership of the company drew scrutiny from Elliott Management Corp., one of Wall Street’s toughest activist investors.

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