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The First African American Woman to Receive Honor

The Southern California Regional Purchasing Council has announce the selection of Carol Hall & Associates, a full service public relations firm, as the Council’s 1997 Class I Supplier of the Year Award recipient.  Headquartered in Los Angeles, Carol Hall & Associates is one of 35 nominated companies that will be recognized at special presentation ceremonies during SCRPC’s 13th annual Supplier of the Year Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, July 8 at the Hotel Inter-Continental Los Angeles.  The reception preceding lunch starts at 11:15 a.m., with lunch following at noon.

Corporate co-sponsors for the luncheon and awards program for the fourth consecutive years are the American Honda Motor Co. and The Gas Company.

Carol Hall, owner of Carol Hall & Associates, has also been selected to receive the Council’s Annual Scholarship to the Dartmouth College Amos Tuck School of Business Executive Program.  Coincidentally, she is the first African American female to be named as recipient of the Amos Tuck Scholarship, which is traditionally presented to SCRPC’s Class I winner.  The MBEP has a one-week intensive curriculum, taught entirely by the Amos Tuck MBA faculty and presented for the purpose of strengthening the management and financial skills of minority entrepreneurs.

Company Overview

Carol Hall & Associates- a public relations consulting firm is a "virtual" company, provides a full-range of public relations and marketing services, corporate communications, and event management services- services that deliver results.  The process begins with learning and identifying clear objectives and achievement strategies for the project.  The firm establishes a plan or campaign, timeline and budget to provide all the service requirements of the project.  As a virtual company, Carol Hall & Associates assembles and manages a team that includes staff and associates- specialists; each selected to meet the specific requirements of a client's project.  Carol Hall- president and the managing consultant, brings unique professional expertise to her business- the demonstrated ability to receive, synthesize, organize and disseminate complex information regarding products or services, issues or ideas.  She does so, clearly, accurately and creatively. Carol Hall has wide market experience- invaluable experience gained as a 16-year broadcast journalist- a television news anchor, reporter, talk show host, editorial writer and producer.  She worked at television and radio stations in Memphis; Pittsburgh; Washington, D.C.; New York; and Los Angeles where she moved in 1984.  A St. Louis, Missouri native, Carol Hall attended Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, and a Graduate Certificate from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Summer Program in New York.  She is also a graduate of the Management Development for Entrepreneurs (MDE) certificate program at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Anderson Graduate School of Management.  She also holds Minority Business Executive Program certificates from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and was selected and completed the Leadership California Issues Forum in 1997. 

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