About Us

About Us

FPRA Volusia/Flagler is one of 16 chapters of the Florida Public Relations Association. The chapter is the premier professional development association for PR practitioners in Volusia and Flagler counties on Florida’s central-east coast. Members represent corporate, nonprofit and government sectors, and the Chapter is affiliated with the Bethune-Cookman University Student Vision Chapter of FPRA.

FPRA SignOur chapter meets once a month at LPGA International in Daytona Beach. FPRA Volusia/Flagler members have many opportunities for professional growth and development through chapter networking events, seminars, accreditation and certification, board leadership, local and state PR awards competitions, and the annual FPRA State Conference. We promote the highest standards of professional public relations ethics and provide a forum for the exchange of PR knowledge, trends, ideas and innovations.

FPRA has 1,200 members statewide and is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners who utilize ethical practices to enhance the public relations profession. For more information on the statewide association, visit FPRA.org.

FPRA Volusia/Flagler Chapter Board Members

Chapter leadership is selected by the membership annually, with new board members installed each September. Board members for 2017-2018 are:

Jeannette Duerr, APR, President
Shelley Szafraniec, APR, CPRC, President-Elect and VP of Accreditation and Certification
Cindi Lane, APR, Immediate Past President and VP for Finance
Johanna Santana, VP of Member Services
Cyndi Hines, Secretary
Barry KuKes, VP of Public Relations
Anna Hackett, VP of Special Projects
Trish Wieland-Lingenfelter, VP of Technology
David Jimenez, VP of Student Services
Vickie Pleus, APR, CPRC, VP of Programs
Chris Graham, VP of Communications
Salvador Victor, Student Chapter Liaison for the Bethune-Cookman University Vision Chapter
Bob Barker, Senior Adviser to the Chapter

Chapter History

The Volusia/Flagler Chapter was established March 1, 1974, as the Surf Chapter, then became the Volusia County Chapter. In November 2007, the chapter name changed again to the Volusia/Flagler Chapter of FPRA.

Shelley and Friends Media Day

For more than 40 years, the chapter has provided professional development, leadership and networking opportunities for public relations professionals in the two-county area.



Student Members

FPRA Volusia/Flagler is actively involved with Bethune-Cookman University’s Vision Chapter. Faculty and communications/PR students at Daytona State College, Stetson University and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University are invited to join the Volusia/Flagler Chapter. The student membership fee is $30/year.

FPRA Consultant Directory

If you are a member of FPRA Volusia/Flagler and would like to be included in this directory, please email the following information to fpravf@gmail.com. Only current FPRA Volusia/Flagler members are eligible to be included.

Business Name
Member Name(s)
Number of Staff/Employees
Practice Specialties (Choose from: Community Affairs, Crisis Communications, Media Relations, Public Affairs, Tourism, Investor Relations, Copy Writing, Media Training, Nonprofits, B2B, Internal Communications, Social Media or list others if needed.)
Office Address

Connect with Us

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FPRAVolusiaFlagler

Chapter Email: FPRAvf@gmail.com

Jobs & More

For the Job Bank, Webinar Library and Statewide Member Directory, log in at www.FPRA.org/member-section.