Learn five must-have traits for rising leaders at Sept. 10 FPRA meeting

Chris Gent, APR, CPRC

Developing successful leadership qualities can translate into a competitive advantage in today’s workplace environment. Join the Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) on September 10 as keynote speaker Chris Gent, APR, CPRC explores the five must-have traits for rising leaders. The public is welcome to attend the event held at the Daytona Beach International Airport, Volusia Room, 700 Catalina Drive at 11:30 a.m.

Gent is Vice President of Corporate Communications for Kissimmee Utility Authority and FPRA State President. He was named FPRA’s Central Florida’s Public Relations Professional of the Year in 2010 and his work has garnered numerous local, state and national communication awards. “It’s important for every public relations practitioner to understand what it takes to excel in leadership roles,” said Kent Donahue, FPRA Volusia/Flagler Chapter president.  “We are delighted to have one of Florida’s leading authorities on public relations to give us tips that will help hone our skills. We are also fortunate to have our state president install our new board.”

Members and non-members can support the chapter’s “Dress for Success” clothing drive that day, by donating clean, gently used business clothing and accessories to benefit the Daytona State College Center for Women and Men.

The cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members and $18 for students. 

Please RSVP here and pay online (optional) by Friday, September 6.

Also at the meeting, interested public relations professionals can learn about the benefits of an FPRA membership as the following 2014 Chapter Board Members are sworn in:

President: Stefany Strong

President-Elect: Tyler Stover

Secretary: Deb McNabb, APR

VP Finance: Kent Donahue

VP Programs and VP Membership: Samara Bay

VP Public Relations: Jeanne Willard

VP Community Relations: Helen Riger, APR, CPRC

VP Special Events: Trish Mucciolo

VP Communications: Vickie Pleus, APR, CPRC

Student Liaison: Tangela Boyd

Senior Advisor to the Chapter: Bob Barker

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