President's Message - March 2015

Nothing short of exceptional, the first quarter of 2015 exemplified how the hard work of dedicated volunteers is the pathway to success.  Our first three programs were quick sell outs. The engaging content of these programs drew in new members, familiar faces and first-time guests.

We are so excited to introduce the PRestige Awards, in recognition of the best communications campaigns and tactics in the Bay area. The call for entries is now officially open. We encourage members and non-members to get their work recognized across the Bay. Applications will be accepted from now until July 16th. We will offer guidance to put together a winning submission that confirms the quality of your communication efforts.

Our ongoing partnership with PRSSA is off to a running start with a successful professional panel of PRSA members who discussed their career paths and best practices with budding University of South Florida PRSSA students. The chapter is also getting the word out about an upcoming internship fair. These students are the future of our industry. PRSA supports them through cooperative professional development opportunities and student scholarships.  

It is you, our members, who make PRSA Tampa Bay the largest and longest running chapters in Florida. If you have questions about any of these initiatives or would like to get involved in the chapter as a volunteer or sponsor please don’t hesitate to contact me.

  Marissa Segundo, APR
  President, PRSA Tampa Bay

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APR accreditation Lunch and Learn Conference Call

When: Tuesday, March 3, noon-1 p.m.

What: Grab your lunch and join us for an informal conference call to learn more about the APR accreditation process and PRSA Tampa Bay’s readiness process.

Dial in: 704-382-8080; participate code:  5862177

Host: Suzanne Grant, APR -  Accreditation Co-Chair; Duke Energy Florida Communications

The required Readiness Review Panel will take place in mid-May.  Free, pre-examination preparation classes run June 2 – July 14.  Our prep sessions have help prepped many candidates earn their APR .

Contact: For more information email [email protected]  or call 727-820-5048.

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