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 Niki Mann at [email protected].

Board & Leadership Position Descriptions

2022-2023 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

Jennifer Benton, APR, CPRC

Cypress Cove

Niki Mann, APR

Immediate Past President
Florida Gulf Coast University

Randy Mitchelson, APR

M&M Multimedia

Heather Doane VP of Communications
Heather Doane, APR, CPRC

VP of Communications

Shannon Williamson


Mike Jackson, APR

VP of Professional Development

Kandice Hayes

VP of Programs

Susan Frantz

VP of Membership
Frantz Marketing

Leadership Team

Lisa Murray, APR, CPRC

Credentialing Chair
Interop Technologies

Trish Robertson, APR, CPRC

Credentialing Chair
Collier County Supervisor of Elections office

Holly Boldrin, APR, CPRC

Panel Presentation Chair
Priority Marketing

Evelyn Longa

Website Chair
Collier County PublicUtilities

Susan Frantz

Social Media Chair
Frantz Marketing Solutions

Marie Heisler, APR

Media Relations Chair
Mercola Market

Lauren Bernaldo, APR

Newsletter Chair
Lee County Tax Collector

Yliana Vilella

Hospitality Chair
Next Level Builders of SWFL

Yliana Vilella

Hospitality Chair
Next Level Builders of SWFL

Carla Ulakovic Brantley

Merry Mixer Chair
Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District

Wendy Payton

Nonprofit Day Chair
Payton Brands

Emily Beltran, APR

Media Breakfast Chair
Mercola Market

Liza Fernandez

PR University Chair
Millennium Physician Group

Shannon Williamson

Local Image Award Event Chair

Lisa Murray, APR, CPRC

Local Image Award Judging Chair
Interop Technologies

Laura Puerto, APR

Local Image Judging Co-Chair