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Nuffer, Smith, Tucker’s Teresa Siles Named PR Professional of the Year By The Public Relations Society of America

Siles Recognized Alongside NST’s Client Work at San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter Award Ceremony

Oct. 22, 2015

SAN DIEGO – In recognition of her strategic mindset and outstanding work in the field of public relations, Teresa Siles – vice president at Nuffer, Smith, Tucker – was named PR Professional of the Year by the Public Relations Society of America, San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter, at the annual Edward L. Bernays Mark of Excellence Awards Ceremony on Oct. 20.

Siles joins Nuffer, Smith, Tucker past leaders Dave Nuffer and Kerry Tucker, as well as, current vice president Derek Danziger and President Bill Trumpfheller as a recipient of the PR Pro of the Year honor. She was chosen for her strategic approach and work on behalf of client partners such as Chicken of the Sea, Ocean Mist Farms, Markon Cooperative, Milton’s Craft Bakers and the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Initially hired as an intern from San Diego State University more than a decade ago, Siles has proved time and again that she has the desire and ability to successfully help clients achieve their business objectives through strategic communications strategies.

“Teresa has had the respect of our team and client partners for many years, so it’s fitting to see her recognized at the highest level for the respect she’s earned by her industry peers, too,” said Nuffer, Smith, Tucker President Bill Trumpfheller. “Her passion and leadership have helped NST continue to adapt and develop strategically, and her ability to build and strengthen relationships on behalf of our client partners embodies what has defined our agency for more than 40 years.”

During the annual ceremony, Nuffer, Smith, Tucker received four additional awards. This year’s awards, which recognize the highest standards of performance in the profession, honored the agency’s work on behalf of the Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program, San Diego County McDonald’s and Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

Nuffer, Smith, Tucker received recognition in the following Silver Bernays categories, which honor complete public relations campaigns rooted in sound research, planning, execution and evaluation:

  • Crisis Communications – Award of Excellence for “Thomas Jefferson School of Law Bond Restructuring”
  • Marketing Consumer Products and Services – Award of Merit for “San Diego County McDonald’s All Day Breakfast Test Launch“
  • Issues Management – Award of Merit for “Northern California Citrus Outreach”

A bronze Bernays award, which recognizes outstanding public relations tactics consisting of individual items, or components of programs or campaigns, was received in the following category:

  • Satellite Media Tours – Award of Excellence for “Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program Save Your Citrus”

Public relations agencies and practitioners from throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties came together at The Prado in Balboa Park on Oct. 20, 2015 to honor public relations campaigns and tactics at the annual awards ceremony. All entries are reviewed through third-party peer evaluations on a points system.

About Nuffer, Smith, Tucker
Nuffer, Smith, Tucker is an award-winning public relations and interactive firm headquartered in San Diego. The firm offers a full spectrum of services backed with more than 40 years of hands-on experience to help its clients explore how relationships, conversations and storytelling are strategically formed into solutions to help achieve their business goals. Nuffer, Smith, Tucker is a partner in The WORLDCOM Public Relations Group, the world’s leading collaborative of global public relations firms. For more information about Nuffer, Smith, Tucker, visit or the firm’s Facebook page,

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