John W. Felton, APR, Fellow PRSA is president and CEO of the Institute for Public Relations and a visiting professor at the University of Florida. He is the recepient of the Arthur W. Page Society’s third Distinguished Service Award. Felton was honored in1999 by the Educators Academy of PRSA with its first David Ferguson Award. Felton worked for U.S. Steel Corp. and Interstate Brands Corp. before becoming vice president at the McCormick Spice Co. in 1977. He is a former two-term president of PRSA and winner of its Gold Anvil. Felton twice served as national president of the Public Relations Society of America, and he is president and CEO Emeritus of the Institute for Public Relations. He has received numerous awards over the course of his career, and he currently serves as member of the Board of Advisors for The Plank Center, among many other activities.