Robert L. Dilenschneider, president and CEO of Hill and Knowlton Inc., the nation's largest public relations firm, will receive the Communications Leader Award from the Brigham Young University Department of Communications.

He will accept the award at an assembly Thursday, March 14, at 11 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. He will also deliver an address to business and communications students, "America in the 1990s: What Will It Take?" The public is invited.Dilenschneider, who joined Hill and Knowlton in 1967, moved from New York to Chicago in 1978 and organized the firm's national division, opening more than 15 offices and building the U.S. operation from 50 employees to more than 600. Today, Hill and Knowlton includes 65 offices and more than 2,000 employees worldwide.