A Message from the President

Lindsay Hudock

Happy new year to my FPRA Orlando family. I feel, as I’m sure many of you do, like 2017 flew by in a blur. It seems like every year I resolve to try to slow down, savor the moments, be present. And at the end of each year I tell myself, “Well, maybe next year.” It’s a cycle that seems to really underscore the importance of this year’s theme of finding your balance.

I won’t claim to know how we find balance, but I do think it begins with being intentional about your goals and priorities. In that spirit, I’d like to share my resolutions for our chapter. In 2018. FPRA Orlando resolves to…

Help you grow

FPRA monthly programming is designed to foster growth. Whether it’s expanding your professional network, enhancing your skill set, or increasing your knowledge base, our monthly programming is all about growth. In 2018 we resolve to offer programing that speaks to all members, from student to seasoned professional.

This month we’re offering a backstage pass into the EA Sports Tiburon studio. Attendees will get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to make some of the world’s most popular video games, including the role of communication in the gaming business.

In February we’ll Charge On to a look at the UCF Knights and their road to a championship season. Plan to wear your black and gold as we look at the PR takeaways from a season that truly was perfection against all odds.

Celebrate your success

There is incredible work being done by the PR community in Central Florida and we resolve to celebrate it. I hope each of our members resolves to have their work recognized and awarded by the industry in 2018. In a few short weeks we’ll call for Image Awards submissions and on April 24, winners will be recognized at our annual Image Awards dinner. Not sure what to submit or how? Visit fpraimage.org for more information about the process and a list of the categories.

Support your professional advancement

More and more talented professionals are adding the APR or CPRC credential to their names each year. We know many members have been considering the process, looking for the right time to make the leap. FPRA Orlando resolves to make 2018 the year for you. This spring we’ll offer study sessions for the APR exam as well as a support network of professionals who have completed both the APR and CPRC process and want to help you do the same. Resolve to invest in your own professional advancement in 2018 and get those valuable letters behind your name. If you’re ready to explore the process or want to know more, contact VP of Accreditation Mandy Kimmer at amanda.kimmer@ocfl.net.

Whatever you resolve for 2018, I hope the year brings success, joy, and balance.

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