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Burson meets with Meek School students

Posted on: April 2nd, 2012 by alysia

Ole Miss graduate and acknowledged public relations giant Harold Burson, founder of the Burson-Marsteller agency, met with individual Meek School students as well as small groups and on a panel with other industry leaders Leslie Westbrook and Mickey Brazeal. The Public Relations Society of America has honored Burson with its Paladin Award, which follows many others. In a news release, PRSA pointed out Burson has been “recognized as ‘the century’s most influential PR figure’ in an industry survey,” and said he “has spent more than 50 years serving as counselor to and confidante of corporate CEOs, government leaders and heads of public sector institutions.” (Photo by Mark Dolan)