Members in the News

Pleus wins PR Award

The Volusia/Flagler Chapter of FPRA teamed up with the Ocala Chapter to congratulate several local professionals for excellence in public relations and

Vickie Pleus Image Award
FPRA Ocala Chapter President, Lisa Varner, APR, CPRC presents the Judges’ Award for Special Events to Vickie Pleus, APR, CPRC, VP of Programs for the Volusia/Flagler Chapter and President of VP Communications in DeLand.

communications during the PaRade of Excellence event on Thursday, April 26 in Ocala.

Receiving one of only nine awards was Vickie Pleus, APR, CPRC, VP of Programs for the Volusia/Flagler Chapter and President of VP Communications in DeLand.

Pleus entered and won the Judges’ Award in the Special Events category for her “Keep St. Peter’s Beautiful Day” entry.

St. Peter is a Catholic parish in DeLand that was in dire need of beautification. With a $20 marketing budget and loads of holy ambition, in three weeks the parish planned and executed a cleanup event that exceeded volunteer involvement by 100% and in which a post-event survey revealed 100% commitment to participate in future, similar events.

Sanatana spotlight in Time Magazine

Johanna Santana, Marketing Communications/PR Manager for NASAR and the VP of Member Services for the Volusia/Flagler Chapter of FPRA, was recently featured in a Time Mazagine article. Read more here about her story!