Each year, the FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter presents four awards to outstanding members of our chapter. These include: PR Professional of the Year; Rising Star; Chapter Member of the Year; and Unsung Hero. The Lifetime Achievement Award and Pam Nulman Soaring Eagle PR Award are only awarded when there is an individual eligible and it is not required to distribute it annually

2020 Chapter Awards will be distributed at the Local Image Awards Ceremony in April 2020.

PR Professional of the Year

Our chapter honors a member who exemplifies the high standards of the public relations profession in Southwest Florida with the PR Professional of the Year award. The recipients of this award display a professional attitude and exercise professional conduct, are cooperative and supportive of fellow public relations professionals, and are very interested in raising the professional standing of FPRA in our community. Think of this person as one who both leads by word and deed. She/he is a person you respect for their work and for their determination to constantly improve.
2019 PR Professional of the Year: Tiffany Esposito, MA, APR

The Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award recognizes an up and coming leader in our chapter. This is someone who has shown enthusiasm and passion for the profession, and where ever you see them, they are likely to be making a positive difference through their service to chapter events, career pursuits and in other arenas. We like to encourage our members to seek opportunities to get involved, and the Rising Star awardee is someone who puts this call into action.
2019 Rising Star: Niki Mann

Chapter Member of the Year

The Southwest Florida Chapter Member of the Year Award is one who goes above and beyond in their commitment of time and energy to ensure the success of the chapter. Not only has this recipient embraced the creative thinking and opportunities for participation in chapter programs and projects, but she or he also serves as an ambassador to the community of what FPRA is all about. This person excels at their profession, and enjoys giving back to this chapter to inspire future PR leaders to learn and grow through FPRA.
2019 Chapter Member of the Year: Jaimie Miller, APR and Trish Robertson, APR, CPRC

Unsung Hero Award

In 2013, we added another award to our annual slate of honorees. The Unsung Hero Award was created to recognize the contributions of an individual SWFL FPRA member for their hard work and dedication to the chapter ‘behind the scenes’ that helps to enhance and promote the Public Relations profession. This award honors an individual who consistently provides support and assistance to the chapter and its professional goals without hesitation.
2019 Chapter Unsung Hero: Vicki Moreland

Lifetime Achievement Award

By far the most prestigious and honorable award, the Lifetime Achievement Award is reserved for those public relations professionals who have dedicated their career to the profession and the advancement of it. It’s given only when there is someone eligible and is not required to be distributed annually.
2019 Lifetime Achievement Award: Pam Nulman, APR, CPRC

Pam Nulman Soaring Eagle PR Award 

The Pam Nulman Soaring Eagle PR Award was established in 2018 to recognize an active FPRA FGCU student member who has demonstrated exceptional leadership ability, talent and passion for the public relations profession, as well as esteemed contributions to the student organization. This student is one that is respected by their peers for their dedication to lifelong learning in the field of public relations. Students competing for this award will be judged based on their leadership, public relations-related achievements, and their commitment to furthering the public relations profession.

This award is given only when there is an individual eligible and does not require distribution annually.

        2019 Pam Nulman Soaring Eagle PR Award: Krista Kihlander

 


 

About Pam Nulman, APR, CPRC

This award is named for retired public relations practitioner, Pam Nulman, APR, CPRC. Passionate about lifelong learning and naturally restless and inquisitive, Pam followed an already successful 25-year career in corporate public relations and as an independent public relations practitioner to mentor aspiring young PR professionals in the College of Arts and Sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Pam has had a long career devoted to leadership and mentorship of the next generation of public relations professionals. Pam’s work in public relations has earned numerous industry awards, including recognition for her support of students. She is an active member of the Public Relations Society of America and the Florida Public Relations Association.

Joe Curley Rising Leader Award

The Joe Curley Rising Leader Award is awarded at the state level at FPRA’s Annual Conference. This award is intended to identify and honor up-and-coming individual FPRA members that demonstrate emerging leadership traits along with dedicated active involvement in FPRA Chapter activities, programs, functions and events. The goal of the award is to help recognize personal dedication and engagement of members with two to five years of membership, and to help build a healthy leadership stream at the local chapter level. 

 


 

Past Award Winners:

Year PR Professional of the Year Member of the Year Rising Star Unsung Hero Lifetime Achievement Pam Nulman Soaring Eagle
2019 Tiffany Esposito, MA, APR Jaimie Miller, APR and Trish Robertson, APR, CPRC Niki Mann Vicki Moreland Pam Nulman, APR, CPRC Krista Kihlander
2018 Betsy Clayton, APR, CPRC Lisa Murray, APR, CPRC Heather Doane, APR Trish Robertson, APR, CPRC Teri Hansen, APR
2017 Jessica Walker, APR, CPRC Randy Mitchelson, APR Lisa Murray, APR, CPRC Pam Nulman, APR, CPRC
2016 Connie Ramos-Williams Mike Jackson, APR McKenzie Cassidy and
Jessica Walter, APR
Tiffany Whitaker, APR Carolyn Rogers,
APR, CPRC
2015 Samantha Scott, APR Angie Strait, APR Jaimie Miller, APR Vicki Moreland Kate Gooderham, APR, CPRC
2014 Vicki Moreland Heidi Taulman, APR Trish Robertson, APR, CPRC & Jessica Boles Kara Winton, APR, CPRC Amy Gravina, APR
2013 Phyllis Ershowsky, APR, CPRC Phyllis Ershowsky, APR, CPRC Janelle Beaber Laura Puerto, APR
2012 Carolyn Rogers, APR, CPRC Michelle Nagel Tiffany Esposito-Kittinger, APR
2011 Kate Gooderham, APR, CPRC Phyllis Ershowsky, APR, CPRC Erin Croop
2010 Pam Nulman, APR, CPRC Victoria Moreland Danielle Flood
2009 Tina Haisman, APR, CPRC Laura Puerto, APR Carla Ulakovic
2008 Kara Winton, APR, CPRC Ginny Cooper Vicki Collins
2007 Karen Sloan, APR, CPRC Kara Winton, APR, CPRC Laura Puerto, APR
2006 Mary Briggs, APR, CPRC Olivia Orth Kirsty Whelen
2005 Kate Gooderham, APR, CPRC Deb Webb, APR Kaley Miller
2004 Melinda Isley, APR Nancy McCarthy, APR & Debbie Steele Paul Filla, APR
2003 Colleen Reynolds, APR Eileyn Sobeck-Bador, APR Nancy McCarthy, APR & Olivia Orth
2002 Karen Ryan, APR, CPRC Lee Rose
2001 Laska Ryan, APR Kate Gooderham, APR, CPRC
2000 Susan Johnson Kelly Powell
1999 Teri Hansen, APR Tina Haisman, APR, CPRC
1998 Susan Bennett, APR, CPRC Melinda Isley, APR
1997 Lynn Schneider, APR, CPRC Susan Johnson
1995/ 1996 Andrea Meyer, APR, CPRC Carolyn Rogers, APR, CPRC
1994 Kitty Green, APR & Craig Bair, APR, CPRC Mary Briggs, APR, CPRC
1993 Margie Byers, APR Betsy Pearce
1992 Deb Wolfson Trish Leonard
1991 George Cecil Claudia O’Brien, APR
1990 Donna Woldorf, APR Cyndi Doragh & Steve Floethe
1989 Craig Bair, APR, CPRC Lynn Schneider, APR, CPRC
1988 Laurel Smith, APR Janette Hunt
1987 Amy Gravina, APR Nancy Frahmann, APR, CPRC