January 30, 2015

Media Contact: Gabriella Gasparich

UPMC Health Plan’s Sheri Manning Receives Communicator of the Year Award at Pittsburgh Public Relations Society of America Renaissance Awards

Health Plan Also Recognized for Five More Initiatives


PITTSBURGH, PA – Sheri Manning, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for UPMC Health Plan, was named the Communicator of the Year at the Pittsburgh Public Relations Society of America’s Renaissance Awards. The event honors the region’s top public relations and marketing professionals, as well as some of the best marketing initiatives executed by corporations, agencies and non-profit groups in the Pittsburgh area.

Manning and her team have been challenged with the complex task of educating consumers about the Affordable Care Act and the new Health Care Marketplace. She has led the implementation of marketing strategies across a wide array of platforms — from traditional advertising and direct mail to a new online shopping experience and retail kiosks in area malls.

Pittsburgh-based Chemistry Communications is proud to announce UPMC Health Plan received five additional PRSA awards, all for work produced by the agency in collaboration with various members of the UPMC Health Plan Marketing Team.

UPMC Health Plan and Chemistry received two Renaissance Awards for marketing efforts during 2014, including:

In addition, UPMC Health Plan and Chemistry received three Awards of Merit for three other initiatives, including:

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