By Jessica Clark, APR
As all of you know, being a member of FPRA is a great professional and personal tool, and I want to welcome several new members to our amazing Southwest Florida chapter.  If you see any of these individuals at an upcoming meeting, please say hello and get to know them!  I know that they have as much to offer our organization as FPRA has to offer them.  If you want to contact them outside of a meeting, check out the membership list on the members’ only section of our website to get their information.
         Madison Mitchell, Goodwill Industries
         Jennifer Goen, Florida Gulf Coast University
         Julie Pedretti, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
         Paul Lodato, WXRY
      –         Miriam Pereira, Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida
Spread The Word of FPRA!
FPRA is a valuable organization that many of you have enjoyed for several years, and some of you are just getting to know the chapter and its benefits.  I have to say that FPRA has been a wonderful group for me to be a part of professionally, but it has also given me the chance to get to know so many people outside of work and offered me some of the greatest friendships I have. 
Southwest Florida is such a large area, and I know there are many amazing professionals that may not know how beneficial a membership to FPRA is.  If you know of someone who would enjoy being a member and find great value in membership, then invite them to a meeting or special event to see what we are all about.  We have quite a few great events lined up in the next few months. 
If you know someone interested in learning more about membership, or may have questions, please have them the president-elect and membership chair, Jessica Clark, APR at (239) 454-2071 or