"Outstanding" past performance evaluation by Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., based on ratings provided by past and present clients. All categories of performance were rated either "outstanding" or "very good" by all clients surveyed. (May 2000)

Certified, Woman-Owned Small Business – FederalBizOpps, GSA and SBA


Thoth Awards Competition, Public Relations Society of America/National Capital Chapter
2000 Thoth Award, Special Events category, for PRSA/NCC 50th Anniversary Celebration

“Nautilus Communications…may be the model for the PR agency of the future.” – Communications World cover story, “The Best of Times” (March 1998)

1997 Certificate of Excellence, Public Service Campaign Category, for the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles teen safe driving campaign, "It's Cool to Know the Rules"

1994 Best of Category, Excellence in Print Awards Competition, Printing and Graphic Communications Association for Advancing Safety, annual report for Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety


Entrepreneur of the Year – Vienna-Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce (2005)

PRSA College of Fellows – Public Relations Society of America (2004)

Washington Business Woman Profile, Washington Families Magazine (March 2003)

Washington PR Woman of the Year, Washington Women in Public Relations (1994)

President's Citation for Meritorious Service, Public Relations Society of America
Presented by National President Harland W. Warner, APR, Fellow PRSA (1993)


“Thanks so much…the segment [with Safe Young Drivers author Phil Berardelli] was one of my most successful!

Weekend Today producer

“I wanted to let you know that everyone here was very pleased with [your client’s] interview this morning. Thanks for all of your help!”

Network morning news producer


“The Town of Vienna Retail Guide is a product that we can all be proud of. We are fortunate to have found your incredible company. Thank you for making the T/BLC look so great!”

Carole Wolfand, Chair
Vienna Town/Business Liaison Committee

“You’ve given us so much more than we could have hoped – more than we even knew to ask for [in the new media audit].”

Nancy Tyler, Media Relations Office
Federal Consumer Information Center

“I think we would all agree that one of our greatest accomplishments this year has been the creation of our website! To Nautilus Communications, we thank you for your creativity, innovation and support of our Chamber.”

Renee Younes, 2002-03 Chairman
Vienna-Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce

"Congratulations again on a hugely successful 3D Month kick-off news conference. The incredible media coverage was wonderful to see and a tribute to your incredible efforts and hard work."

Timothy Q. Kime
National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month Coalition

"Patterns for Partnerships is a must-have publication for any organization interesting in building and sustaining a coalition to support a cause. Its valuable and timely information comes in a 'user friendly' format that provides usefulness, purpose and enjoyment."

Carole S. Guzzetta, Director
National Safety Belt Campaign

“[We are] continuing to hear very complimentary things about the eNewsletter - professional, attractive, just the right length, good topics.”

Melinda S. Taylor, Founder
CorporateHOPE, Ltd.

“Thank you so much for helping with our Ronald McDonald House Society kick-off. You all have stepped in to fill a gap in our resources. We truly appreciate being selected as your pro bono client.”

Debbie Wargo, Executive Director
Ronald McDonald House of Greater Washington

“Thank you for taking your time to educate us further on Web sites. You were extremely well-prepared for our business and very easy to follow.”

Gayle Ropp
Mason-Dixon Quilt Professionals Network


“Katherine Hutt…is top notch. She'd be excellent to explore some ideas and possibilities regarding [your company’s] direction. She can provide sound perspectives in PR, marketing and more.”

Bill Yamanaka, Vice President
Arrow Mountain LLC

“Thank you for a meaningful and informative presentation. This was definitely one of the best sessions I’ve attended at a PRSA Conference.”

Karen Halverson, APR
DCA Services

“I want to thank the steering committee for their invaluable teamwork for this event, without whom this wonderful day would never have come to be…to Sherryl Dorch for her unending attention to detail in taking care of the [all the] logistics and hotel details. Thank you!”

Janice Copeland, Chairperson
A Day for Every Woman

“Thanks so much for speaking at the Chamber’s Lunch N Learn. It was our most well-attended event so far due to your topic and talent. I’m using your recommendations!”

Jodi Scholes, Vice President, Member Benefits
Vienna-Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce

Bravo on the 50th Anniversary celebration of the PRSA National Capital Chapter. It is members like you who make this Society great.”

Ray Gaulke, President and CEO
Public Relations Society of America

"I want to thank you for your substantial contribution to our chapter as co-chair of the 50th anniversary committee. This is an extremely significant time in our chapter's history…At this special time, we are indeed fortunate to have you - one of our most effective chapter presidents - lead this committee."

Joel D. Albizo, APR, 1998 President
National Capital Chapter
Public Relations Society of America

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