Annual Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner

Nov. 17, 2015 – 6:00-9:30 p.m. – The Yale Club – 50 Vanderbilt Ave. – New York, NY

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2015 Alexander Hamilton Medal Recipient

Mike Fernandez - CargillMike Fernandez, Corporate Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Cargill, will receive the Institute for Public Relations’ (IPR) highest award, the Alexander Hamilton Medal, at this year’s Annual Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner. The Hamilton Medal is given for major contributions to the practice of public relations including the use of research. Fernandez currently leads Cargill’s global corporate affairs activities, including government relations, global issues management, brand and marketing services and corporate social responsibility. Before joining Cargill, Fernandez served as the chief communications officer for four Fortune 500 companies and was a senior aide to a United States senator. Fernandez is listed on PRWeek’s Power List of the top 50 PR professionals in the U.S. and the Holmes Report’s Influence 100 list of the top 100 PR professionals in the world. Fernandez serves on the boards of IPR, where he is a former co-chair, and the Arthur W. Page Society.

Tickets for the Annual Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner, sold out every year, are available for individual purchase at $500. Tables of 10 can be purchased for $5,000 and premium tables of 10 are available for purchase at $10,000. The price includes a networking cocktail reception, the awards ceremony and dinner, and the distinguished lecture. For more information contact Jenn Moyer at or 352-392-0280.

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