Diamond Awards

The Diamond Award is an external award presented to a person who has, in the opinion of the judges, made significant contributions resulting in the enhancement of the image of Arkansas or who has performed outstanding service to the state in which the principles of public relations have played a part.

Nominations for the Diamond Award opens in December of each year.

Diamond Award Recipients

To date, 16 individuals have received the Diamond Award:

  • Louis Ramsay, 1989
  • William H. Bowen, 1991
  • Townsend Wolfe, 1996
  • Senator David Pryor, 1997
  • Rett Tucker, 1998
  • Mack McLarty, 2000
  • Richard Davies, 2001
  • Dr. Charles Hathaway, 2003
  • Jim Pickens, 2004
  • Doyle W. Rogers, 2006
  • Jimmy Moses, 2007
  • Robert Phelps, 2009
  • Bob Hupp, 2012
  • Jonathan Bates, M.D., 2013 
  • Phillip Mann, 2016
  • Gretchen Hall, 2017