Angie Strait has earned the designation of Accredited in Public Relations (APR). Strait is a public affairs coordinator for the Lee County Port Authority.

To earn accreditation, candidates must pass an oral presentation and a rigorous written examination administered by the Universal Accreditation Board (UAB), which is an alliance of eight national and statewide professional associations dedicated to furthering the field of public relations and the development of public relations professionals. FPRA is a member of the UAB.

Strait is the fourth member of the FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter to earn the APR credential this year. She joins more than 4,300 active public relations professionals worldwide who represent an elite group of highly skilled professionals committed to practicing with exemplary ethical standards.

A Cape Coral resident, Strait is a member of the Lee County Port Authority’s public affairs team. Her department is responsible for the promotion of Southwest Florida International Airport and Page Field, through media relations and public information/marketing communications, special events, community relations programs, corporate citizenship and employee communications.

Prior to joining the Port Authority, Angie was the watermelon breeding research assistant for Sakata Seed America, Inc., where she was responsible for assisting the watermelon plant breeder with all aspects of their global watermelon research program including product marketing and branding. She has also served as the Michigan State University Extension – Jackson County 4-H Youth Agent and interned at the White House in the President’s photography office.