Call for Nominations: Central Florida 2011 PR Professional of the Year




It’s time to nominate candidates for the 2011 Central Florida Public Relations Professional of the Year for Career Excellence — the highest individual award given out each year by the Orlando Area Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association.

The award is considered to be a lifetime achievement award and is presented to a public relations practitioner whose accomplishments have made a major contribution to the profession. The winner will be honored at the FPRA Image Awards Gala on Thursday, April 28, when we will gather to celebrate the very best of PR in Central Florida.

Nominations may be made by any PR practitioner in Central Florida and nominees do not need to be members of FPRA.

Nominations must include the following information and be no longer than two pages:

  • Person’s Name
  • Title
  • Company
  • Professional Background
  • Career Highlights
  • PR Community Involvement/Leadership

Nominations for the 2011 award should be submitted via e-mail to Immediate Past President Mandy Taylor, APR, ( by close of business on Friday, March 18.

Nominations will be submitted to the previous winners, who will vote on this year’s recipient.

Past Winners Include:

2010 — Chris Gent, APR

2009 — Maureen Brockman

2008 — Susan Howard, APR

2007 — Danielle Saba Courtenay, APR

2006 — Jane Hames

2005 — Jim DeSimone

2004 — Ann Marie Varga

2003 — Susan Blexrud

2002 — Carol Brinati

2001 — Bette Jore, APR, ABC

2000 — Bill Warren, APR, CPRC

1999 — Nickie Sarner

1998 — Ron Pecora

1997 — Jan Donlan

1996 — Frank Stansberry, APR

1995 — Randy Berridge

1994 — John Rutherford

1993 — Carolyn Fennell

1992 — Todd Persons

1991 — Linda Costa, APR

1990 — Kay Bartholomew

1989 — Frank Hutsell and Karen Plunkett, APR

1988 — Bob Davis, APR, CPRC

1987 — Roger Pynn, APR

1986 — Truman “Duffy” Meyers

1985 — Holly Bennett Thatcher

1984 — Joe Curley, APR

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