Ruth Jacobson - 2009

Ruth Jacobson's career at Fleishman-Hillard spanned 45 years of developing special events and public affairs projects. For her efforts, the company presented her with its Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998. Several years later, Fleishman-Hillard officially recognized her as one of its founders, naming one of its headquarters conference rooms for her. Besides her laundry list of major accomplishments at Fleishman-Hillard, Ruth was honored as the first female member of the prestigious Noonday Club in St. Louis. She was a frequent guest lecturer on public relations and on women's issues at the area's universities. Her listing of pro bono community work was extensive, and she was a member of the International Women's Forum, from whom she received their "Woman Who Makes A Difference" award.