PRSA San Diego Chapter Names Sandy Young New Professional Of The Year

By: Services Adminstrator

San Diego (Jan. 25, 2008): Sandy Young, account manager at The McRae Agency, has been named the New Professional of the Year by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), San Diego Chapter.

Nominated by her peers within the PR field and selected by the PRSA San Diego board of directors, the honoree is recognized as an exceptional professional with five or fewer years of experience in the public relations industry.  The criteria for this award also include being active in local PRSA chapter activities and showing outstanding commitment and enthusiasm towards professional development.

Young is very involved with PRSA’s New Professionals Committee, which provides educational programming and networking opportunities for new PR practitioners in San Diego County.  She recently completed her duties as events chair and mentor program chair.  She is also an active volunteer for PRSA’s summer social, Del MarTini Day at the Races and the Edward L. Bernays Mark of Excellence Awards.

“Sandy is an amazing PR professional, demonstrating tremendous insight and professionalism for someone so early in her career,” said her supervisor, Bridget Palitz, vice president of The McRae Agency.

Young earned a bachelor of arts degree in communication with a minor in literature/writing from the University of California, San Diego.  She began her career at The McRae Agency as an intern and quickly worked her way up to an account manager, serving as the lead on the firm’s largest account.  She is also responsible for media relations, writing and research for each of the firm’s local and national clients.

Young’s work extends beyond her full-time job and professional affiliations.  She is also a freelance writer for the fashion, entertainment and lifestyle publication, 944 Magazine and the business publication, bizSanDiego.  Young is also involved with Rolling Readers USA, a program encouraging literacy for all San Diego children.


Established in 1995, The McRae Agency is a full-service public relations firm with offices in San Diego and Phoenix. Some of the firm’s other clients include Google, Henry’s Farmers Market, Solatube International Inc., Sunny Delight/Fruit Simple, Gafcon, Marine Group Boat Works, San Diego Harbor Excursion, Complexions Rx, SharePoint360 and Bilbro Construction.


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