Meet our 2023 Practitioner of the Year:
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (Dec. 1, 2023) - The Public Relations Society of America Greater Connecticut Chapter (PRSA CT) is pleased to announce Amanda Falcone, public relations director at Middlesex Health, as its 2023 Practitioner of the Year.
The PRSA CT’s Practitioner of the Year Award recognizes an individual who, throughout their career, demonstrated that they are an outstanding example of excellence in the industry, having helped to deliver meaningful results
to improve the connection between their employer or clients and related constituencies. Falcone was honored with the award on November 30 at PRSA CT’s 2023 Mercury Awards Ceremony in Middletown.
Falcone has years of experience in both public relations and journalism. In her current role at Middlesex Health, she handles all media relations, social media, writing and editing efforts for the health system, and she managed all communications in 2018 when a car crashed into Middlesex Hospital's Emergency Department and a fire ensued. Following the incident, she went on to share her experience and lessons learned with public relations professionals throughout the country, holding a national webinar on crisis communications through the Public Relations Society of America.
In addition, Falcone also managed all internal and external COVID-19 communications for Middlesex Health throughout the pandemic.
Prior to working at Middlesex Health, Falcone served as deputy press secretary for U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, an account executive for Duffy & Shanley Inc. in Rhode Island and as the communications specialist for the Capitol Region Education Council. She began her career as an award-winning multimedia journalist, working for the Record-Journal and then The Hartford Courant. She was a member of the Connecticut Capitol Press Corps and the first reporter in the country at the scene of the 2007 Cheshire home invasion. She also covered the Boston Marathon bombing and the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School and Hartford Distributors Inc.
“PRSA Greater Connecticut is very pleased to recognize Amanda as its 2023 Practitioner of the Year for an impressive career filled with outstanding contributions to the public relations profession both in Connecticut and nationally, said Chapter President Elizabeth Walden. “Her leadership and commitment to excellence stand as an exceptional example for how public relations can make a positive difference in the world.”
A resident of Plainville, Falcone currently co-chairs the Connecticut Hospital Association’s Communications Executives Committee. A graduate of the University of Connecticut, she is a volunteer with the UConn Alumni Greater Hartford Alumni Network.
About PRSA Greater Connecticut (PRSA CT):
PRSA CT is one of more than 100 chapters that are part of the national Public Relations Society of America. Its mission is to advance the public relations profession and support the public relations practitioner. PRSA CT represents a diverse group of nearly 100 professionals in all stages of their careers who are committed to enhancing the practice of public relations in the state. Its members work in a variety of settings, including agencies, independent consultancies, business and industry, government, hospitals and healthcare organizations, professional associations, education, and nonprofit organizations. To learn more about the chapter, visit prsact.org and follow it on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.