2017 Hall of Fame Luncheon Honoring Dr. Bill Cowen


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Program


The Philadelphia Public Relations Association (PPRA) will induct Dr. Bill Cowen, into the PPRA Hall of Fame on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. The celebration will be held at Union Trust in Philadelphia from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Bill Cowen: Respected Agency Executive, Practitioner, Global Network Leader. Distinguished Academic. Celebrated Community Servant.

A longtime friend of PPRA and a Past-President, Bill Cowen, EdD, MA Public Relations, PRSA Counselors Academy, is a renowned PR consultant, university professor, and leadership coach who has successfully served top agencies, Fortune 100 corporations, non-profits, entrepreneurial ventures, and academia. He is President and owner of Metrospective Communications LLC, the Philadelphia-headquartered PR and strategic communication agency. Bill is co-founder and a two-term Past-President of PR Boutiques International, the world's first network for boutique PR organizations. For many years, he has been a proud member of the Communication faculty at Villanova University, where he is director of the PR program. In addition, he actively supports numerous charitable organizations and calls Bella Vista home, serving on the neighborhood's civic association.

Bill is the recipient of The Public Relations Society of America's DeAnn White Award for Excellence in Community Service, numerous Pepperpot Awards, the Anthony J. Fulginiti Award for PR Educator of the Year, and the Frank X. Long Award for PR Practitioner of the Year. At Villanova University, he has been named an outstanding advisor for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and recipient of the "Bridgebuilder Award," the top honor for dedicated learning disabled student service. Bill also has won the Pennsylvania Non-Profit Report Real Philanthropy Award for mission PR campaigns, the MS Society Leadership Award for non-profit service, and the Philadelphia Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40”. Internationally, he is a two-time winner of the MarCom Creative Gold Award for strategic promotional campaigns.


Union Trust
717 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact Information:

Name: Denise Downing
Phone: 215-557-9865
Fax: 856-727-9504

Registration Information:

Deadline: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Cancellations will be accepted in writing by May 19, 2017. No Refunds after May 19, 2017. No-shows will be billed

Other Information:

Registration Fees:
$69 Member
$79 Non-Member
$690 Table of Ten