Van McLeod will be honored posthumously by the Yankee Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America with its Patrick Jackson Award on Wednesday, April 12 at the Capitol Center for the Arts. Van was NH Commissioner of the Arts. He demonstrated the importance of building relationships among many publics as he championed the arts and culture in our state.
The award recognizes a professional who is not in the public relations field but nonetheless successfully uses public relations principles to benefit his or her organization and society while demonstrating a track record of building relationships which earn trust.
Previous award recipients include Lew Feldstein, Governor Walter Peterson, John Swope, Michael Hickey, Dr. James Squires and Bishop Gene Robinson.
Joan Goshgarian of the NH Business Committee for the Arts will accept the award on behalf of her late husband.
The event will run from 5:30-7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.