Marilyn Saltzman named NFPW’s national Communicator of Achievement
June 24, 2023 – Marilyn Saltzman of Conifer, Colo., has received the 2023 Communicator of Achievement Award from the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW). This prestigious award has been given for 66 years.
Saltzman received the award Friday, June 23, during a celebration at the organization’s annual conference being held in Cincinnati, Ohio. Now in its 86th year, NFPW is a nationwide organization of professional women and men pursuing careers across the spectrum of journalism and communications.
The Communicator of Achievement award is the highest honor bestowed by NFPW upon those members who have distinguished themselves within and beyond their field. The recipient, chosen from nominees selected by state affiliates from around the country, is recognized for exceptional achievement in the communications field, as well as service to NFPW, the affiliate organization and the community.
Saltzman, a member of Colorado Press Women (CPW), grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., and after moving to Colorado in 1970, worked as a stringer and managing editor for the Golden Daily Transcript, then as a reporter for the Denver Post. She served as manager of communications services for Jefferson County Public Schools from 1982 to 2002, including managing community and internal communications related to the Columbine High School tragedy.
Now an author and the owner of Saltzman Communications, Saltzman is accredited in public relations and holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado-Denver. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002 from the Colorado chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
Saltzman has been a member of CPW for 45 years and is currently a board and program committee member and media literacy chair. She also co-chaired NFPW’s 2006 convention in Denver and has served on several national committees.
Saltzman serves on the board of the Mountain Resource Center and is secretary of the Conifer Area Council. A member of Congregation Beth Evergreen, she facilitates Mussar and anti-racism workshops.