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Congratulations, Jessica Walker, APR, CPRC

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Congratulations to Jessica Walker, APR, CPRC who recently received the designation of Certified Public Relations Counselor (CPRC). Earning the CPRC designation distinguishes senior members of FPRA who have demonstrated understanding and mastery of core public relations principles and practices and have been certified to act as public relations counselors.

Jessica Walker

Jessica Walker, APR, CPRC
Southwest Florida Chapter

Walker is the marketing and public relations manager for Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company. She has 16 years of public relations experience with various organizations and is an active community volunteer with organizations like FPRA, Women In Business (Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce), Rotary Club of Fort Myers South and the American Cancer Society. In 2013, the state association of FPRA named her President of the Year.

Certification is a unique, second tier credential offered exclusively to FPRA members. Candidates must have previously earned their APR and have ten or more years experience in the field of public relations. Though it is a second tier credential, it is not APR 2.0. This exam is a subjective exam that requires candidates to draw from their experience to solve problems and present solutions. Earning the CPRC credential involves passing a written exam (16 essay questions) and an oral exam (presentation of a public relations program or project). Currently, there are 110 CPRCs in Florida.

Congratulations, Betsy Clayton, APR, CPRC!

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Congratulations Betsy Clayton, APR, CPRC who recently received the designation of Certified Public Relations Counselor (CPRC).

Certification is a unique, second tier credential offered exclusively to FPRA members. Candidates must have previously earned their APR and have ten or more years experience in the field of public relations. Though it is a second tier credential, it is not APR 2.0. This exam is a subjective exam that requires candidates to draw from their experience to solve problems and present solutions. Earning the CPRC credential involves passing a written exam (16 essay questions) and an oral exam (presentation of a public relations program or project).

Earning the CPRC designation distinguishes senior members of FPRA who have demonstrated understanding and mastery of core public relations principles and practices and have been certified to act as public relations counselors. Currently, there are 109 CPRCs in Florida.

Betsy Clayton

Betsy Clayton, APR, CPRC
Communications Director
Lee County
Southwest Florida Chapter

In her role as communications director for Lee County, Betsy coordinates internal and external communications and media relations for the organization of 20-plus departments and 2,500 employees. Previously, she served as Lee County Parks & Recreation waterways coordinator, which involved assisting travel writers and environmental journalists who reported on Lee County’s Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail. Clayton also was a newspaper reporter at The News-Press and Florida Weekly in Fort Myers and at newspapers in Oregon, California and Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism.

About CPRC

To earn the CPRC credential, candidates must have 10 years of experience in the field; have earned the first tier of accreditation, the Accredited in Public Relations (APR) credential; successfully completed a verbal presentation; and passed a five-hour written exam.

For more information on Accreditation and Certification, as well as any available chapter or State Association rebates, please contact your local Accreditation and Certification Chair or Laura Byrnes, APR, CPRC, VP Accreditation/Certification at lbyrnes@carersourceclm.com.

 

 

Congratulations New CPRC’s!

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Congratulations to the following public relations professionals who recently earned their CPRC.

Certification is a unique, second tier credential offered exclusively to FPRA members. Candidates must have previously earned their APR and have ten or more years experience in the field of public relations. Though it is a second tier credential, it is not APR 2.0. This exam is a subjective exam that requires candidates to draw from their experience to solve problems and present solutions. Earning the CPRC credential involves passing a written exam (16 essay questions) and an oral exam (presentation of a public relations program or project).

Earning professional certification in public relations and receiving the designation of Certified Public Relations Counselor (CPRC) from the Florida Public Relations Association:

 

Holly Boldrin

Holly Boldrin, APR, CPRC
Director of Public Relations
Priority Marketing of Southwest Florida
Southwest Florida Chapter

 

 

 

 

 

Melissa Cofta

 

 

Melissa Cofta, APR, CPRC
Marketing and Public Relations Account Manager
Priority Marketing of Southwest Florida
Southwest Florida Chapter

 

 

 

 

 

 

About CPRC

To earn the CPRC credential, candidates must have 10 years of experience in the field; have earned the first tier of accreditation, the Accredited in Public Relations (APR) credential; successfully completed a verbal presentation; and passed a five-hour written exam.

For more information on Accreditation and Certification, as well as any available chapter or State Association rebates, please contact your local Accreditation and Certification Chair or Laura Byrnes, APR, CPRC, VP Accreditation/Certification at lbyrnes@carersourceclm.com.

 

 

2015-2016 APRs & CPRCs

Congratulations to the FPRA members who received credentials this year*!
*as of the FPRA 78th Annual Conference

2015 – 2016 APRS

  • Ginger Broslat, APR (Ocala Chapter)
  • Cristina Calvet Harrold, APR (Orlando Area Chapter)
  • Rebecca Crisafulli, APR (Space Coast Chapter)
  • Alayna Curry, APR (Orlando Area Chapter)
  • Francesca Donlan, APR (Southwest Florida Chapter)
  • Julie Primrose Hall, APR (Orlando Area Chapter)
  • Dayna Harpster, APR (Southwest Florida Chapter)
  • Rhonda Leiberick, APR (Central West Coast Chapter)
  • Alyson Lundell, APR (Orlando Area Chapter)
  • Laurie Michaelson, APR (Gainesville Chapter)
  • Randall Mitchelson, APR (Southwest Florida Chapter)
  • Leslie A. Moland, APR (Northwest Florida Chapter)
  • Joanna Newton, APR (Tampa Bay Chapter)
  • Gabrielle O’Boyle, APR (Southwest Florida Chapter)
  • Jenn Petion, APR (Gainesville Chapter)
  • Stephanie Pettis, APR (Northwest Florida Chapter)
  • Scott Schroeder, APR (Gainesville Chapter)
  • Tiffany Whitaker, APR (Southwest Florida Chapter)

2015 – 2016 CPRCs

  • Ginger Broslat, APR, CPRC (Ocala Chapter)
  • Devon Chestnut, APR, CPRC (Ocala Chapter)
  • Heather Danenhower, APR, CPRC (Ocala Chapter)
  • John Fleming, APR, CPRC (Capital Chapter)
  • Barbra Hernandez, APR, CPRC (Tampa Bay Chapter)
  • Jordan Jacobs, APR, CPRC (Orlando Area Chapter)
  • Alyson Lundell, APR, CPRC (Orlando Area Chapter)
  • Chad McLeod, APR, CPRC (Tampa Bay Chapter)
  • Karen Morgan, APR, CPRC (Tampa Bay Chapter)
  • Jay Morgan-Schleuning, APR, CPRC (Capital Chapter)
  • Gordon Paulus, APR, CPRC (Pensacola Chapter)

FPRA 78th Annual Conference – Agenda for Monday, August 8

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Monday, August 8

7:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration Desk Open, Stirling Hall Foyer

7:40 a.m. – 8:25 a.m. Past Presidents’ Council Meeting, Stirliing Boardroom

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Welcome, Annual Meeting and APR & CPRC Recognition, Stirling Ballroom

9:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. Opening Session: Leadership + Communications: The New Competitive Advantage, Stirling Ballroom

10:25 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. Breakout Sessions 1A – 1D, Stirling Salons

10:25 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. Counselors’ Network Session 1, Salons H-G

11:45 a.m. – 1:35 p.m. Presidents’ Luncheon, Stirling Ballroom

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions 2A – 2D, Stirling Salons

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fireside Chat: Communications Professionals: The North Star of Any Organization, Stirling Ballroom

4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. State Board Meeting,Salons K-I

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m Live Music and Networking,Market Salamander Grille

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Click here for map of conference venue.

Snapshot: Counselors’ Network Breakout 1

By Amelia Bell, APR, CPRC (Gainesville Chapter)

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Following the first general session, “Full Throttle Leadership: Lessons Learned Looking Through the Turn,” Counselors’ Network members participated in a members-only roundtable discussion with Elise Mitchell, APR, Fellow PRSA.

CN members had the opportunity talk with Elise about her experience owning an agency.

Elise gave CN members five pieces of advice for deciding whether or not to take on a new opportunity.

  1. Is there a market for this?
  2. Would someone buy this from me?
  3. Am I seen as credible in this space?
  4. Can I offer this at the right price, with the right delivery and the right quality?
  5. Is this a natural extension of my core mission?

About the Counselors’ Network

FPRA’s Counselors’ Network offers senior-level public relations practitioners an opportunity for professional enrichment and continuing education. Along with networking opportunities, professional development and special events, CN offers one-on-one collaboration and provides a forum for senior members to give back through mentoring and the FPRA speakers’ bureau.

CN membership is open to any FPRA member in good standing who has earned the CPRC (Certified Public Relations Counselor) credential. Additionally, members must be actively engaged in providing counseling service and have been practicing public relations for at least 10 years, three of which have been in a counseling capacity.

Learn more about the Counselors’ Network and the CPRC Credential.