Paul Fisher Rhetts

Title:  Publishing Executive
 
Location: Los Ranchos, New Mexico, 
United States
 
 
 
 
 
 

Affiliations/Associations/Societies:

  • American Professional Graphic Artists Association
  • Columbia Business Exchange
  • Desktop Publishing Association, Chamber of Commerce (board directors)
  • Educational Press Association
  • National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) (chairman national convention planning committee, treasurer, New Mexico chapter, 1991-1992) (executive board, 1976-1990) (president, Chesapeake chapter, 1981-1982, 1986-1987) (state coordinator, 1978-1983)
  • New Mexico Book Association
  • Public Relations Society of America (treasurer New Mexico society, 1991-1992) (president elect, 1993) (president, 1994)

Achievements:

  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2020)
  • Inductee. Top Professional of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2020)
  • Best Biography, New Mexico Press Women, The Doctor Danced With Us (designer) (2019)
  • Best Children’s Book, New Mexico Press Women, Grandma Lale’s Magical Adobe Oven (designer) (2019)
  • Best Cover Design/Fiction (6×9), New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Grandma Lale’s Magical Adobe Oven (designer) (2019)
  • Best Cover Design/Nonfiction (6×9), New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Tips Lawyers Wish You Knew (designer) (2019)
  • Best General Nonfiction Book, New Mexico Press Women, Albuquerque’s North Valley, Vol I & II (designer) (2019)
  • Best General Nonfiction, National Federation of Press Women, Albuquerque’s North Valley, Vol I & II (designer) (2019)
  • Best Guide Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Tips Lawyers Wish You Knew (designer) (2019)
  • Best History Book, New Mexico Press Women, New Mexico Historical Chronology (designer) (2019)
  • Gold Medal History, Military Writers Society of America, Space Pioneers: In Their Own Words (designer) (2019)
  • Recipient, Pablita Velarde Award, Historical Society of New Mexico, Grandma Lale’s Magical Adobe Oven (designer) (2019)
  • Best Anthology, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Voices From the Past (designer) (2018)
  • Best Biography/New Mexico, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Capt Maximiliano Luna (designer) (2018)
  • Best Book of the Year, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, New Mexico Historical Chronology (designer) (2018)
  • Best Children’s Book, National Federation of Press Women, What Makes the Lightning? (designer) (2018)
  • Best Children’s Nonfiction, New Mexico Press Women, What Makes the Lightning? (designer) (2018)
  • Best Children’s Picture Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, The Crocka Dog in the Evil Forest (designer) (2018)
  • Best Cover Design Fiction (6×9), New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, The Crocka Dog in the Evil Forest (designer) (2018)
  • Best Cover Design Fiction (6×9), New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Capt Maximiliano Luna (designer) (2018)
  • Best Guide Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Balloon Safety (designer) (2018)
  • Best History Book, New Mexico Press Women, Capt. Maximiliano Luna: A New Mexico Rough Rider (designer) (2018)
  • Best History Book/Arizona, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, The Doctor Danced with Us (designer) (2018)
  • Best History Book/New Mexico, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Albuquerque’s North Valley, Vol I & II (designer) (2018)
  • Best How-to Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Easy Casual Everyday Spanish (designer) (2018)
  • Best New Mexico Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Albuquerque’s North Valley, Vol I & II (designer) (2018)
  • Best Reference Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, New Mexico Historical Chronology (designer) (2018)
  • Best Travel Book, New Mexico Press Women, The Essential Paranormal Bucket List (designer) (2018)
  • Recipient, Lansing Bloom Award, Historical Society of New Mexico, Tragic Trails & Enchanted Journeys, (designer) (2018)
  • Best Children’s Book, National Federation of Press Women, Grandpa Lolo’s Matanza (designer) (2017)
  • Best Children’s Picture Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Lyle Got Stuck in a Tree (designer) (2017)
  • Best Cover Nonfiction (<6×9), New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Kicking the Bucket List (designer)(2017)
  • Best Cover Nonfiction (<6×9), New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, The Fly Fisherman’s Bucket List (designer) (2017)
  • Best Cover Nonfiction (>6×9), New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Lyle Got Stuck in a Tree (designer) (2017)
  • Best Cover Nonfiction (>6×9), New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, What Makes the Lightning? (designer) (2017)
  • Best Cover Nonfiction (6×9), New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Historic Route 66 (designer) (2017)
  • Best eBook Nonfiction, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Kicking the Bucket List (designer) (2017)
  • Best First Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, The Essential Paranormal Bucket List (designer) (2017)
  • Best General Nonfiction, New Mexico Press Women, The Basic Genealogy Checklist (co-author and designer) (2017)
  • Best History Book, New Mexico Press Women, New Mexico Historical Encyclopedia (designer) (2017)
  • Best Nature/Environment Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, The Fly Fisherman’s Bucket List (designer) (2017)
  • Best Nonfiction History Book, National Federation of Press Women, New Mexico Historical Encyclopedia (designer) (2017)
  • Best Reference Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, The Basic Genealogy Checklist (co-author and designer) (2017)
  • Best Science Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, What Makes the Lightning? (designer) (2017)
  • Best Self-Help Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Kicking the Bucket List (designer) (2017)
  • Best Spanish Language Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, ¡No Toques Este Libro! (designer) (2017)
  • Best Travel Book, New Mexico Press Women, The Complete Santa Fe Bucket List (designer) (2017)
  • Best Young Readers Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Miguel & Michelle Visit Spaceport America (designer) (2017)
  • Recipient, Fray Francisco Domínguez Award, Historical Society of New Mexico, From Saltillo, Mexico to San Antonio and East Texas: A Historical Guide to El Camino Real de Tierra Afuera and El Camino Real de los Tejas during the Spanish Colonial Period (designer) (2017)
  • Best Children’s Fiction Book, New Mexico Press Women, How The Crocka Dog Came To Be (designer) (2016)
  • Best Children’s Nonfiction Book, New Mexico Press Women, What Makes a Snowflake? (designer) (2016)
  • Best Children’s Picture and Activity Book/Bilingual, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Grandpa Lolo’s Matanza (designer) (2016)
  • Best Children’s Picture Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, How Crocka Dog Came to Be (designer) (2016)
  • Best Cover Design (<6×9), New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, The Complete Santa Fe Bucket List (designer) (2016)
  • Best Cover Design (<6×9), New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, The Complete Santa Fe Bucket List (designer) (2016)
  • Best Cover Design (Large Format), New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, How Crocka Dog Came to Be (designer) (2016)
  • Best First Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, The Complete Santa Fe Bucket List (designer) (2016)
  • Best History Book, National Federation of Press Women, The Jewish Legacy in New Mexico History (designer) (2016)
  • Best Nonfiction/other Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Mary Donoho: New First Lady of Santa Fe Trail (designer) (2016)
  • Best Reference Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, New Mexico Historical Encyclopedia (designer) (2016)
  • Best Sports/Recreation Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, The Ultimate Green Chile Cheeseburger Bucket List (designer) (2016)
  • Best Travel Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, The Complete Cowboy Bucket List (designer) (2016)
  • Best Travel Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, The Complete Space Buff’s Bucket List (designer) (2016)
  • Best Young Adult Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Literacy Alive 2015 (designer) (2016)
  • Best Young Reader Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, What Makes a Snowflake? (designer) (2016)
  • Gold Medal, Best Nonfiction Children’s Book Series, Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, What Makes a Snowflake? and What Makes a Rainbow? (designer) (2016)
  • Recipient, Lansing Bloom Award, Historical Society of New Mexico, The Jewish Legacy in New Mexico History (designer) (2016)
  • Best Children’s Fiction Book, New Mexico Press Women, How Chile Came to New Mexico (designer) (2015)
  • Best Children’s Picture Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Ol’ Jimmy Dollar (designer) (2015)
  • Best Cover Design (<6×9), New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, The Basic New Mexico Bucket List (designer) (2015)
  • Best Cover Design (>6×9), New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Ol’ Jimmy Dollar (designer) (2015)
  • Best Cover Design Non-Trade (>6×9) New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, The Adventures of BernCo Bernie (designer) (2015)
  • Best Cover Design Trade (>6×9), New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Grandma Lale’s Tamales (designer) (2015)
  • Best History Book, International Latino Book Awards, Bernalillo: Yesterday’s Sunshine Today’s Shadows (designer)  (2015)
  • Best Latino Focused Book Design, International Latino Book Awards, How Chile Came to New Mexico (designer) (2015)
  • Best Pets/Animals Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, More Pet Friends (designer) (2015)
  • Best Reference Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, A River Runs Through Us (designer) (2015)
  • Best Religious Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, The Jewish Legacy in New Mexico History (designer) (2015)
  • Best Science Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, What Makes a Rainbow? (designer) (2015)
  • Best Sports/Recreation Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, The Ultimate Hot Air Balloon Bucket List (designer) (2015)
  • Best Travel Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, The Basic New Mexico Bucket List (designer) (2015)
  • Best Use of Illustrations Inside Book, International Latino Book Awards, How Chile Came to New Mexico (designer) (2015)
  • Best Young Readers Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, The Talking Lizard (designer) (2015)
  • Gold Medal Lifestyle, Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Awards, How Chile Came to New Mexico (designer) (2015)
  • Recipient, Fabiola Cabeza de Baca Award, Historical Society of New Mexico, History in the Rio Abajo (designer) (2015)
  • Recipient, Pablita Velarde Children’s Book Award, Historical Society of New Mexico, Grandma Lale’s Tamales (designer) (2015)
  • Best Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, How Chile Came to New Mexico (designer) (2014)
  • Best Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Space Pioneers in their own words (designer) (2014)
  • Best Book, Remarkable Latino Children’s Literature from Latinas for Latino Lit, How Chile Came to New Mexico (designer) (2014)
  • Best Children’s Picture Book bilingual, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, How Chile Came to New Mexico (designer) (2014)
  • Best Cover Design (<6×9), New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Saddle Up: A Cowboy Guide to Writing (designer) (2014)
  • Best Cover Design (>6×9), New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, How Chile Came to New Mexico (designer) (2014)
  • Best History/New Mexico Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Bernalillo (designer) (2014)
  • Best History/New Mexico Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, UNSOLVED (designer) (2014)
  • Best How-to Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Saddle Up: A Cowboy Guide to Writing (designer) (2014)
  • Best Nonfiction/Other Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Max Evans and a few friends (designer) (2014)
  • Best Science Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Space Pioneers in their own words (designer) (2014)
  • Best Self-help Book, New Mexico Book Awards, Out of Sight (designer) (2014)
  • Best Young Readers Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Grandpa Lolo and Trampa (designer) (2014)
  • Recipient, Gold Medal, Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, How Chile Came to New Mexico (designer) (2014)
  • Southwest Book of the Year, Border Regional Library Association, How Chile Came to New Mexico (designer) (2014)
  • Best Anthology, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Murder, Mystery & Mayhem (designer) (2013)
  • Best Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico (designer) (2013)
  • Best Children’s Book, Southwest Book Design & Production Awards, How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico (designer) (2013)
  • Best Children’s Fiction Book, National Federation of Press Women, How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico (designer) (2013)
  • Best Children’s Fiction Book, New Mexico Press Women, How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico (designer) (2013)
  • Best Children’s Bilingual Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico (designer) (2013)
  • Best Cover Design, Large Format Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico (designer) (2013)
  • Best Cover Design, Small Format Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Voices of New Mexico, Too (co-editor & designer) (2013)
  • Best Humor Book, National Federation of Press Women, Home Country (designer) (2013)
  • Best Humor Book, New Mexico Press Women, Home Country (designer) (2013)
  • Best Pets/Animals Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Terrie Q & Travelin’ Jack’s Pet Friends (designer) (2013)
  • Best Sports/Recreation Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Duke City Diamonds (designer) (2013)
  • Grand Prize Winner/Reference, Eric Hoffer Awards, New Mexico Historical Biographies (designer) (2013)
  • Lansing Bloom Award, Historical Society of New Mexico, Sunshine & Shadows in New Mexico’s History (designer) (2013)
  • Pablita Velarde Children Book Award, Historical Society of New Mexico, How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico (designer) (2013)
  • Best Anthology, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Out of the Shadows (designer) (2012)
  • Best First Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Among the Cottonwoods (designer) (2012)
  • Recipient, Father Thomas J. Steele, S.J. History Award, New Mexico-Arizona (2012)
  • Recipient, Conquistador Award, Public Relations Society of America (1995, 1994, 1993, 1991)
  • National President’s Citation for Leadership, Public Relations Society of America (1994)
  • Recipient, President Award, National School Public Relations Association (1991)
  • Recipient, Mariner Award, National School Public Relations Association (1990)
  • Recipient, Gold Medallion Award, National School Public Relations Association (1985-1992)
  • Recipient, Blue Ribbon Award, National School Public Relations Association (1987, 1982)

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