As is tradition within the FPRA-Orlando Area Chapter family, we mark the beginning of each year by accepting nominations for the Public Relations Professional of the Year Award for Career Excellence.
This award is the most prestigious honor bestowed by the Orlando Area Chapter of FPRA and will be presented to the 2013 winner at the annual Image Awards banquet on April 11.
We strongly encourage you to nominate a local public relations professional that demonstrates:
Experience and leadership in the public relations profession;
Contributions made back to the profession;
Contributions made to the community and charitable organizations; and
Lifetime achievement, service and awards.
Please send a summary, 500 words or less, explaining why you feel your nominee should receive the award. If available, please also send your nominee’s current resume.
Submit your nomination by Friday, March 1 to Amanda Forbes Mestdagh, APR, Immediate Past President, at AMestdagh@fhbnet.com. Please be sure to include your name and phone number.
The winner will be selected by the previous Public Relations Professional of the Year Award recipients. These practitioners have previously won the award:
2012 – Sara Brady
2011 – Sheridan Becht, APR, CPRC
2010 – Chris Gent, APR, CPRC
2009 — Maureen Brockman
2008 — Susan Howard, APR
2007 — Danielle Saba Courtenay, APR
2006 — Jane Hames
2005 — Jim DeSimone
2004 – Ann Marie Varga, APR
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, CPRC
1986 — Truman “Duffy” Meyers
1985 — Holly Bennett Thatcher
1984 — Joe Curley, APR, CPRC