Abel Communications took home seven awards at the PRSA Best in Maryland Awards in Baltimore this week, with recognition in categories including creative tactics, media relations, public service, editorial story placement, events and observances and Rising Star. The Abel team’s work was cited for creativity, execution and impactful results on behalf of clients including Lyft, BrightFarms, the National Apartment Association and HASA.

“In a word, I’m thrilled,” said Abel Communications Founder and President Greg Abel. “Our team rises to the occasion on behalf of clients every day in the form of great counsel, thoughtful planning and outstanding execution. These awards are a recognition of the talented team and wonderful clients we have, and I couldn’t be more proud.”

Abel Communications’ senior account executive Lorianne Walker was named Rising Star of the Year by PRSA Maryland. The award recognizes the talent, potential and professionalism of a young public relations star, and Lorianne’s recognition marked the second time in three years that the firm’s talent has won this award. In 2017, Abel Communications’ Molly Dressel was named Rising Star. 

“Developing talent has been a top priority of our firm for many years and it’s gratifying to see Lorianne recognized,” said Abel Communications Senior Vice President Gina Richmond. “We have seen her grow from our Associate program as a recent college graduate to a trusted professional whose instincts and follow through are exceptional.”



Awards won by Abel Communications included the following: 

Rising Star

Lorianne Walker


Creative Tactics – For Profit

Lyft Ride Smart Maryland
*Best in Maryland*


Media Relations – Nonprofits/Government

Wayland University Flying Queens
*Best in Maryland*


Media Relations – For Profit

BrightFarms Series D Funding Announcement


Editorial/Op-Ed Columns/Story Placement

National Apartment Association Op-Ed Program with Robert Pinnegar


Public Service

HASA Hearing Hospitality


Events and Observances < 7 days

BrightFarms Share the Harvest