Bissy Holden selected as FPRA Volusia/Flagler’s 2019 ‘Roger Pynn Great Communicator’

Elizabeth “Bissy” Holden, Director of Wellness & Communications at Florida Health Care Plans, has been named the 2019 Roger Pynn Great Communicator by the Florida Public Relations Association’s Volusia/Flagler Chapter.

The award will be given at the organization’s monthly program Thursday, Aug. 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at LPGA International, 1000 Champions Drive, Daytona Beach. Reservations are now being accepted here.

“The Great Communicator is selected based on his or her professionalism, ethics, life accomplishments in effective communications, and community service that improves the places where we live and work,” said FPRA Volusia/Flagler President Shelley Szafraniec, APR, CPRC. “Bissy Holden is an engaged member of the community who consistently finds opportunities to share the messages important to Florida Health Care Plans. Her humility and consistent dedication to excellence in the communications field proves her to be a steady advocate of the profession and very deserving of this recognition.”

The Roger Pynn Great Communicator Award honors excellence in public relations and communications and is the highest award the local FPRA chapter can bestow on a professional. The award is named for Roger Pynn, APR, CPRC, a former FPRA state president and a key advisor/mentor to the Volusia/Flagler Chapter.

This is the only award that honors lifetime achievements in effective communications in Volusia and Flagler counties.

Colleagues surprised Bissy Holden, center, with the announcement of her selection.

Holden has been a public relations and advertising professional at Florida Health Care Plans since September 1987 – carrying the company’s messages and brand for more than three decades of service. Her role at FHCP has grown over the years, and she is now Director overseeing all advertising and content messaging for the organization. Her personal dedication to wellness shows this dedication is not only a job to her, but a vocation.

Holden has been a member of FPRA since 1996 and is active in many civic and volunteer organizations including serving on the Board of Directors for the FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools and the Board of Directors of the Holly Hill Chamber of Commerce. She is a former board member of the Volusia Manufacturing Association.

A graduate of the University of Central Florida, Holden received the Silver Medal Award from AAF Daytona Beach in February. The honor recognizes an outstanding member of the local advertising community.

To attend the luncheon and award presentation, RSVP here. The cost is $25 for FPRA members, $30 for non-members and $20 for students. The public is welcome.


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