The Public Relations Society of America’s Philadelphia Chapter has awarded Gina F. Rubel, President and CEO of Furia Rubel Communications, with the Maxine Elkin Award for Distinguished Service. The award honors the late Maxine Elkin, a public relations professional who served as a great asset to the Philadelphia PRSA chapter and to her community.
“I’m humbled to receive an award remembering such a passionate and respected public relations professional. Professionals like Maxine, and previous award recipients Anne Klein and Ellen Toplin, have set the bar very high, and I am honored to continue their legacies of integrity and leadership,” said Rubel.
The Maxine Elkin Award recognizes leaders who exemplify integrity and professionalism and share a commitment to advancing the profession of public relations. State Rep. Marguerite Quinn nominated Rubel for the award, which was presented at the PRSA Pepperpot Awards ceremony on Dec. 3, 2013 at Vie in Philadelphia.
“It was my pleasure to nominate Gina for the Maxine Elkin Award,” said Quinn. “Using the megaphone of public relations wisely and well, for the betterment of all, takes skill and integrity, and Gina combines both those traits expertly.”
A licensed attorney, Gina launched Furia Rubel Communications in 2002 with a niche in legal communications. In her role as publicist, Gina works tirelessly to guide clients to delivering effective, honest and clear messages to their target audiences in such a way that has lasting impact.
She also devotes time to mentoring young professionals and sharing expertise through frequent articles in various publications. At her behest, the agency also donates a significant amount of time providing counsel and support to non-profit organizations.
Gina has been named one of Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business and has been honored with notable awards from The Legal Intelligencer, Philadelphia Business Journal, The Justinian Society, National Italian-American Political Action Committee and Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce.
Founded in 2002, Furia Rubel Communications, Inc. is an integrated and strategic marketing and public relations agency based in Bucks County, Pa. The certified women-owned agency provides strategic planning, marketing, public relations, media relations, graphic design, website design, blog production and social media services to a wide array of professional clients. Furia Rubel represents law firms, technology companies, educational and religious organizations, accounting and tax providers, nonprofits, municipalities, and pharmaceutical, manufacturing and elder care companies.