The change in Chicago
The Chicago chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) has named Chicago Blackhawks president John McDonough "Chicago Executive of the Year."
The annual award recognizes a local individual outside of the public relations profession who uses PR effectively to further his/her organization's goals.
"From holding fan events for Blackhawks legends to putting home games on TV, McDonough tapped PR and marketing tactics to re-energize a franchise and generate new fan support throughout Chicagoland," the PRSA said in a statement.
"I am honored to accept this award on behalf of the entire Chicago Blackhawks organization," said McDonough. "We made tremendous strides this past season and look forward to even more success as we embark on a new era of Blackhawks hockey.">> team release
The Blackhawks, after one season under McDonough, are already headed toward becoming one of the most successful U.S. franchises — and especially if the team's climb continues on the ice.
No one would have predicted that even a year ago.