While at the state board meeting in Palm Coast, Ginny and I had the chance to talk to several FPRA leaders from around the state. Among them were Association President Lanette Hart, APR, CPRC (left) and VP of Finance Jennifer Moss, APR (right).

Jennifer Moss, APR is the Southwest Florida Chapter’s Executive Committee Liaison. She is excited about upcoming plans this year, and she’s planning to attend PRU in January and the Image Awards Gala in April.

Chapter leaders are certainly delivering on the state Association’s theme of “The Birth of New Ideas”! Through their out-of-the-box thinking and strategic planning sessions, FPRA members now have more resources and benefits than ever – each one exponentially increasing the value of their involvment with the organization. Lanette closely read all of the quarterly chapter reports submitted by chapter presidents, then made an extra point to recognize every individual chapter for their best practices and forward thinking accomplishments (see Ginny’s prior post for details about how Southwest Florida stood out).

And speaking of PRU…one of the speakers in the line up will be VP of Planning and Research Chris Gent.

As the man-behind-the-keyboard for many FPRA blogs, Chris’ presentation at PRU will show the Power of PR in today’s social media-scape. Through his work as Vice President of Corporate Communications at Kissimmee Utility Authority, Chris knows the value of social media and has many great tips for how organizations can implement new tools in their communications plans. Save the date for Friday, January 9, 2009 and watch https://www.fpraswfl.org/ for registration details coming soon for PRU.

VP of Accreditation and Certification Jeff Nall, APR, CPRC, effectively de-mystifed the CPRC process in a special presentation to the board. He is excited about his role this year, and he encourages FPRA members to invest in themselves by obtaining valuable credentials. Learn more about becoming an APR or CPRC, and let FPRA help you take that next step. Locally, contact SW Florida FPRA Credentialing Chair Mary Briggs, APR, CPRC for more details.

View more photos from the State Board Meeting – http://www.flickr.com/photos/fpra/sets/72157608812457210/