Amy Donahue, director of Marketing and Communication at River City Company, received the Professional Excellence award by the Public Relations Society of America Lookout Chapter.
The accolade is awarded to a member who is passionate about and dedicated to the communications field and consistently demonstrates high ethical standards. He or she dedicates time, resources and experience to help further the organization and industry.
"From helping coordinate downtown events to spearheading partnerships, Amy works diligently to help ensure Chattanooga’s City Center is thriving," said Taylor Hartley, president of PRSA Lookout and marketing and communications director at Papercut Interactive. "Her dedication to the public relations profession and the Chattanooga community is evident in all she does."
Ms. Donahue has been with River City Company since 2012 and gives back to her community in a variety of ways, including serving on the boards of Partnership for Families, Children and Adults, the Downtown Council for the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce and the School of Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee Knoxville Alumni Advisory Council.
Ms. Donahue is also a 2015 graduate of the Leadership Chattanooga program along with the 2013 Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute. Ms. Donahue serves on the Marketing and Development Committee for Siskin Children’s Institute as well as the Chamber’s Communication Committee. She was nominated for the Young Professionals Association of Chattanooga's Corporate Innovator Award in 2015 and was named the 2017 University of Tennessee Communication Studies Alumna of the Year.