Pierponters Honored at 2016 Houston PRSA Excalibur Awards ​

Pierpont’s Amy Lach (pictured right) and the Group 1 Automotive team of Clint Woods and Travis Lawson (pictured left) were honored at the Houston Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Excalibur Awards Gala on June 23, 2016.

Lach, an Account Executive, was named the 2016 Young Public Relations Professional of the Year. With specialties in PR, digital marketing and content creation, Lach has become a driving force in delivering results for clients, such as NRG, Walmart and OTC Global Holdings. In 2015, Lach received a Star Award from the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce.

At the Excalibur Awards, Woods and Lawson were honored with a PRSA Bronze Award for developing Group 1 Automotive’s crisis plan—which included media policies, a natural disaster plan, crisis management team roles and responsibilities and an efficient incident response process. A Fortune 500 automotive retailer, Group 1 Automotive owns and operates more than 160 dealerships on three continents, employs more than 10,000 people around the globe and retails 300,000 new and pre-owned cars annually.

Pierpont’s Group 1 team was also honored earlier in June at the Houston International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Bronze Quill Awards, bringing home an Award of Merit in Issues and Crisis Management.