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Joe Curley Rising Leader Award Class of 2016

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Congratulations to the winner of the Joe Curley Rising Leader Award - Rhonda Leiberick, APR from the Central West Coast Chapter!

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Congratulations to the entire Joe Curley Rising Leader Class of 2016!

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Liz Anderson Jacksonville Chapter

 

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Corrie Benfield Tampa Bay Area Chapter

 

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Lauren DeIorio Ocala Chapter

 

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Angelica DeLuccia Morrissey Space Coast Chapter

 

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Erin Igram NW Florida Coast Chapter

 

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Erin Knothe Dick Pope/Pol County Chapter

 

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Cindi Lane, APR Volusia/Flagler Chapter

 

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Rhonda Leiberick, APR Central West Coast Chapter

 

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Zoe Linafelt Capital Chapter

 

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Joey Mazzaferro Gainesville Chapter

 

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Vianka McConville Orlando Area Chapter

 

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Nicole Stacey Pensacola Chapter

 

Rising Leader Award Winner

Congratulations to the 2015 Rising Leader Award Recipient

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Rebecca Crisafulli
Space Coast Chapter

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Congratulations to the Rising Leader Class of 2015

Elizabeth Austin, MPS Nature Coast Chapter
Kelli Carter Northwest Florida Coast Chapter
Rebecca Crisafulli Space Coast Chapter
Estella Gray Tampa Bay Chapter
Julie Hall Orlando Area Chapter
Alisha Kinman Gainesville Chapter
Elaine McClain Ocala Chapter
Jeremy Piper Central West Coast Chapter
Carin Campbell Smith Treasure Coast Chapter
Stefanie Stricklin Capital Chapter
Stefany Strong Volusia/Flagler Chapter
Brandi Welk Pensacola Chapter
Tiffany Whitaker Southwest Florida Chapter

Congratulations to these fine young professionals for being presented as nominees by their local chapters. We know we can expect great things from each one of them as rising FPRA Chapter leaders.

Rising Leader Nominees

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Congratulations to the nominees for the 2015 Joe Curley Rising Leader Award, who will all be recognized at annual conference in August! Here is the final group of members of this year’s class!

 

EGrayEstella V. Gray, Southwest Florida Water Management District.
Tampa Bay Chapter

From her chapter’s nomination in her words: “I am a fearless advocate for FPRA.”

 

 

 

CSmithCarin Campbell Smith, FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Treasure Coast Chapter

From her chapter’s nomination in her words: ”I enjoy being a part of this organization that has given me so much professionally. I feel a responsibility to give back and play an active role in moving the chapter forward and making it even better.” 

 

 

SStrongStefany Strong, Volusia County Health Department
Volusia-Flagler Chapter

From her chapter’s nomination in her words: I am serving as Immediate Past President of the Volusia Flagler Chapter of FPRA. It is an honor to be associated with such great public relations professionals.”

Rising Leader Nominees

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Congratulations to the nominees for the 2015 Joe Curley Rising Leader Award, who will all be recognized at annual conference in August! Here is the second group of members of this year’s class – the remaining members will be featured in July!

 

EMcClainElaine DeIorio McClain, Marion County Board of County Commissioners
Ocala Chapter

From her chapter’s nomination: “In her budding career in public relations and FPRA membership, Elaine has demonstrated the highest commitment to the profession with her keen judgment, strategic approach and attention to cost-effectiveness.”

 

 

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Julie Hall, AAA
Orlando Chapter

From her chapter’s nomination: “She is a go-getter, an engaged board member and an absolute pleasure to work with – a mix of qualities that gives her incredible potential in our Association.”

 

 

 

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Pensacola Chapter

From her chapter’s nomination: “In her second year as a professional member, Brandi joined the board and quickly took an active role as VP-Networking. She has scheduled numerous events and promoted them on the chapter’s Facebook page and Twitter. She attended Annual Conference and has represented the chapter at a State board meeting.”

 

 

TWhitakerTiffany Whitaker, Pushing the Envelope
Southwest Florida Chapter

From her chapter’s nomination in her words: “I am committed to representing and growing our industry through my involvement in FPRA and the community as well as serving the company I work for and my clients.”

 

 

BCrisafulliRebecca Crisafulli, McBride Marketing Group
Space Coast Chapter

From her chapter’s nomination in her words: “Leadership is a personal passion and FPRA has provided me with opportunities to lead at all levels.”

Rising Leader Nominees

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Congratulations to the nominees for the 2015 Joe Curley Rising Leader Award, who will all be recognized at annual conference in August! Here are the first five members of this year’s class – additional members to be featured throughout June and July!

 

SStricklinStefanie Stricklin, Salter Mitchell
Capital Chapter
From her Chapter’s nomination: “For all the time and energy she invests in our chapter, Stefanie is one of those quiet professionals who doesn’t call attention to herself. She may be modest but Stefanie is nothing short of an FPRA rock star and shining example of the future of our profession.”

 

 

   Jeremy Piper, Realize BradentonJPiper
Central West Coast Chapter
From his Chapter’s nomination: “We believe Jeremy Piper is truly a rising star in our  community, in public relations and in our local chapter.”

 

 

 

 

AKinmanAlisha Kinman, Hippodrome Theatre
Gainesville Chapter
From her Chapter’s nomination: “Her dedication to the chapter, the association and the profession is evident in her active involvement…She is a dedicated professional…”

 

 

 

Elizabeth Austin, City of InvernessEAustin
Nature Coast Chapter
From her Chapter’s nomination in Elizabeth’s words: “My membership reinforces what I’ve learned in my graduate studies, and keeps it relevant to what’s happening today in the profession. All of this together, makes me faster—FPRA keeps me quick on my feet for the ever-changing communications landscape.”

 

 

KCarterKelli Carter, Visit South Walton
Northwest Chapter
From her Chapter’s nomination: “Kelli Carter is an advocate for FPRA and demonstrates the highest ethical standards. She has poured her heart and soul into FPRA…”

Call for Nominations for the Joe Curley Rising Leader Award and 2015 Rising Leader Class!

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The Joe Curley Rising Leader Award and Rising Leader Class is intended to identify and honor up-and-coming individual FPRA members for their personal dedication to and demonstration of emerging leadership traits, along with dedicated, active involvement in FPRA chapter activities.

The Joe Curley Rising Leader Award includes a $500 cash award and a $500 FPRA state credit that the winner can use for state professional development seminars, workshops or annual conference registration. All members of the 2015 Joe Curley Rising Leader Class of 2015 will receive professional development credit in the amount of $150.

Nominees must be current FPRA members for a minimum of two years prior to nomination. It is up to the leadership of each chapter to select one candidate from their pool of nominations to represent their chapter. Only one nominee will be selected from each chapter. The selected representative will automatically be recognized as an official member of the Joe Curley Rising Leader Class of 2015.

Nominations should detail the role(s) the nominee has played in serving his or her local chapter on committees, developing programs, handling activities, serving as a local board member, etc.

Chapter leadership is encouraged to put forth a Rising Leader representative as well as help to invest in our Association’s future leaders. Nominees must complete the nomination form and submit it, along with an updated resume and a professional headshot, to their chapter president by March 31, 2015. One finalist will be put forth by each chapter. All finalists will represent the Rising Leader Class of 2015.

Access the nomination form by clicking here.