FPRA Officers & Board of Directors

The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association is guided by a two-tiered leadership team comprised of its Officers and Board of Directors, as well as a several chairpersons who provide support to the board and the organization’s activities. Officers and Directors meet monthly and serve as the policy-making entity for the Chapter. Committee Chairs are part of the full Leadership Team and attend board meetings on a quarterly basis. Leadership team members serve for a year term and come from a variety of backgrounds, experience levels and fields.

If you are interested in learning more about our chapter’s board & leadership positions, please view the position descriptions below or contact Immediate Past President Jennifer Benton, APR, CPRC at pr@fpraswfl.org.

Board & Leadership Position Descriptions

2023-2024 Board & Leadership Team

Each year the Immediate Past President puts together a proposed slate of officers for the upcoming chapter year. This slate is provided to the general membership at the May monthly seminar and then voted on by the general membership at the chapter’s June monthly seminar. Those who have committed to serve on the board or leadership team must be a member of FPRA in good standing and abide by the chapter bylaws and operating procedures.

View the Slate of Officers

Board of Directors

Susan Frantz

President & PRU Co-Chair
Frantz Marketing

Jennifer Benton, APR, CPRC

Immediate Past President
Cypress Cove

Randy Mitchelson, APR

M&M Multimedia

Lauren Bernaldo, APR, CPRC

Secretary, President-Elect
& PRU Co-Chair
Lee County Tax Collector

Christopher Bright

VP Of Communications
St. Matthew’s House

Mike Jackson, APR

VP of Professional Development

Yliana Vilella

VP of Membership
Next Level Builders of SWFL

Shannon Williamson, APR

VP of Programs

Leadership Team

Holly Boldrin, APR, CPRC

Panel Presentation Chair
Priority Marketing

Heather Doane
Heather Doane, APR, CPRC

Newsletter Chair &
Credentialing Co-Chair

Kate Duffy

Social Media Chair
Sodexo, Inc.

Emily Golden, APR

Media Breakfast Co-Chair
Priority Marketing

Marie Heisler, APR

Media Relations Chair
Mercola Market

Jenna Kipfinger

Education Chair
Physicians’ Primary Care

Evelyn Longa, APR, CPRC

DE&I Chair
Collier County Public Utilities

Nicki McTeague

Media Breakfast Co-Chair
& Website Chair
Priority Marketing

Lisa Murray, APR, CPRC

Credentialing Co-Chair
Interop Technologies

Savahnah Pierre

Social Media Co-Chair
Sunset Builders & Maintenance

Trish Robertson, APR, CPRC

Credentialing Co-Chair
Collier County Supervisor of Elections