Earlier today at the PR News winter awards ceremony held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., H+K’s Natalie Poston accepted her Rising PR Stars 30 & Under award, work done by H+K earned a Diversity & Inclusion award, and H+K was recognized once again as a Top Place to Work.

Natalie Poston, a talented account supervisor based in Chicago, is known to her colleagues as a consensus builder and the glue that binds the Chicago consumer marketing team. She is also described as someone who captains her teams with a clear vision for the company’s future while she simultaneously inspires, influences and empowers her teams to achieve above and beyond their own expectations.

“One of Natalie’s great leadership skills is her ability to generate enthusiasm with her account teams, in the wider H+K Consumer practice and across practices in the Chicago office,” said Claire Koeneman, executive vice president and GM of the Chicago office. “She consistently builds great morale by giving credit where credit is due, highlighting a job well done when it’s well deserved, and does all of this purely out of her own goodwill.”

In the annual program for agencies and in-house communications teams, H+K was also once again named a Top Place to Work in PR. A record number of award applications were received this year, making the selection of nominees extremely competitive. Applicants are judged on criteria that measures workplace culture and career advancement opportunities. H+K has been previously recognized for its innovative, bold and diverse Inside and Outside benefits that span mentoring opportunities, training, generous fitness reimbursements, flexible schedules and an industry-leading family leave policy.

In a note to staff located at H+K’s 13 offices in the United States, CEO Beth Balsam shared: “Congratulations to each and every one of you. Each of you have played a key role in building our culture, turning clients into partners, and supporting the communities in which we operate. These awards represent the dedication and talent that makes H+K stand out.”