Aflac spokeswoman inducted into PR Hall of Fame

Aflac spokewoman Laura Kane has been inducted into the PR News Public Relations Hall of Fame.

Nominees were judged on criteria such as specific campaigns, leadership qualities, sound judgment and professional public relations achievements in their careers.

"A Hall of Fame public relations expert is intuitive, has a confident voice, is media savvy and produces results," Dan Amos, Aflac chairman and chief executive officer, said in a statement. "Many successful campaigns at Aflac demonstrate that Laura has all of these qualities and more. We are very proud of this recognition which she so richly deserves."

Kane, Aflac's vice-president of external communications, was honored during a PR People Awards luncheon Thursday at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.

Kane was also a finalist in the category of Corporate PR Person of the Year for her work in 2007, which included Aflac's say-on-pay campaign.