FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2013
Contact: Darrel Berry, Marketing Communications Manager
Hanson Professional Services Inc.
Hanson’s Kay earns Certified Communications Professional designation
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Amy Kay, public relations coordinator at Hanson Professional Services Inc.’s Springfield, Ill., headquarters, recently received the Certified Communications Professional (CCP) designation from the Association for Women in Communications (AWC) Matrix Foundation.
The Matrix Foundation was established in 1998 as AWC’s educational affiliate and promotes the advancement of women in communications by providing funds for education, research and publications. The foundation’s Professional Communications Certification program was established in 2005 and is endorsed by the University of Washington Department of Communications. The CCP designation recognizes individuals in the communications industry who have demonstrated excellence in all areas of communications — career achievements, education and professional and volunteer activities — and are members of professional communications organizations.
Kay has a bachelor’s degree in communications and political science from Iowa State University. In 2011, The Springfield Business Journal in Springfield, Ill., named Kay on the publication’s “Forty Under 40” list, which features 40 individuals younger than 40 in Springfield and its surrounding areas. The individuals are selected based on their contributions to the local business community and the community in which they live.
She is a member of AWC, for which she was a judge for the 2010 Clarion Awards Program and the Springfield, Ill., chapter’s vice president of programs from 2009 to 2011. She also is a graduate of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Springfield.
Hanson is a national, employee-owned consulting firm providing engineering, architecture, planning and allied services. The firm’s corporate headquarters is located at 1525 S. Sixth St., Springfield, IL 62703. The office may be reached by phone: (217) 788-2450 or fax: (217) 788-2503.