April: Celebrating APR Month

April is celebrated as APR Month for public relations professionals who are working on, are interested in, or have obtained their Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) credential!

The APR is not just a credential, it’s a testament to your commitment to the profession. It’s earned through ethical practices, sound judgment, strategic perspectives, knowledge of best practices, and the use of the research-planning-implementation-evaluation (RPIE) process. This rigorous process, including a comprehensive examination that tests over 60 areas of competency within the public relations field, is a true mark of distinction.

Help the FPRA-Capital Chapter celebrate our members who have earned their APR:

  • Sarah Alfano, APR, City of Tallahassee
  • Terrie Glover Ard, APR, CPRC, Moore
  • Valerie Beynon, APR, Florida Department of Health
  • M. Michelle Bono APR, CPRC, Bono Communications & Marketing, LLC
  • Kelly Corder, APR, CPRC, Sachs Media Group
  • Matthew (Robby) Cunningham, APR, North Highland Consulting
  • Janet T. Dennis, APR, CPRC, Retired
  • Jan Dobson, APR, CAE, Retired
  • Alison Faris, APR, City of Tallahassee
  • Jennifer Fennell, APR, CPRC, CoreMessage, Inc.
  • Stacey Getz, APR, Getz Communications, LLC
  • Amanda Handley, APR, CPRC, AtkinsRéalis
  • Lauren Helm, APR, CPRC, Lauren Helm PR, LLC
  • Jordan Jacobs, APR, CPRC, Moore
  • Lizzy Kelley, APR, City of Tallahassee
  • Kristen Knapp, APR, CPRC, CAE, Florida Health Care Association
  • Zoe Linafelt, APR, The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida
  • Karen B. Moore, APR, CPRC, Moore
  • Melanie Mowry Etters, APR, CPRC, Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
  • Cynthia Muir, APR, Florida Public Service Commission
  • Rick Oppenheim, APR, CPRC, RBO Management, LLC
  • Heidi Otway, APR, CPRC, SalterMitchell PR
  • Drew Piers, APR, CPRC, Sachs Media
  • Sandi Poreda, APR, Bulldog Strategy Group
  • Emily Wingate Read, APR, Moore
  • Kelly Robertson, APR, BowStern Marketing Communications
  • April Salter, APR, CPRC, SalterMitchell PR
  • Nanette Mathey Schimpf, APR, CPRC Moore
  • Rachel Smith, APR, CPRC, Retired
  • Francine Walker, APR, CPRC, Retired

Interested in learning more about the Credentialing process? Lauren Helm, APR, CPRC is the President of Lauren Helm PR and serves on the FPRA – Capital Chapter Board of Directors as the Director of Credentialing and can be reached via email.