Being Prepared Before, During and After a Crisis

January 19, 2017
4:15 PM to 5:30 PM
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Maggiano's Little Italy
10367 Midtown Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32246

How should a PR professional prepare their team, the media and the community during a crisis? Experts from CSX and the Jacksonville Aviation Authority lead a roundtable discussion of best practices.

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2017 Board of Directors

We’re happy to announce the 2017 Board of Directors! Click here to view the team. Stay tuned for more announcements about the upcoming year. 

Crisis Communications: "Pulse Nightclub Shooting" Hosted by FPRA

Join the Florida Public Relations Association Jacksonville Chapter on Thursday, January 12 to hear from Carrie Proudfit and Ann Marie Varga, two public information officers who handled crisis communications around the clock following the tragic Pulse Nightclub Shooting in Orlando. 

Admission includes appetizers and one free drink. Event Tickets:

$25 members / $35 future members / $15 Students (online processing fees not included). Prices increase by $5 at the door.

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 12

Where:Deercreek Country Club, 7816 Mc Laurin Rd N., Jacksonville, FL 32256

Learn more and purchase tickets here

We love our members!


Welcome to our new members:

  • Candy Bowen - Medtronic
  • Robert Cohen - RSC Consulting
  • Summer Ann Gilhousen - Visit Florida
  • Beauty Kolenc
  • Maureen Pasky - Availity
  • Bianca Speights


Thanks to our renewing members: 

  • Mark S. Bubriski – Florida Power & Light/NextEra Energy
  • Madge Morgan Bush, APR – Joint Associates Inc.
  • Mark R. Friedlander – The Main Street Group
  • Leah Goodwyne – JAX Chamber
  • David Johnson
  • Michelle Kersch, APR – Black Night Financial Services
  • Theresa Makrush – Shepherd
  • Chris Moran – University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
  • Cheryl Munn, APR – Nemours Children’s Health System
  • Glenn Siebold – American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • Shirley A. Serini, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA- Valdosta State University
  • Matthew Serra – Mulberry Marketing Communications
  • Lauri-Ellen Smith, APR – Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office
  • Bonnie P. Upright, APR – Olympus Foundation Management
  • Ginny Walthour – Burdette Ketchum
  • Ronald P. Whittington, APR – Ron Whittington & Associates
  • Jesef Williams – UF Health Jacksonville 

Considering joining PRSA? There's no time like the present!

Members receive exclusive members-only rates, free webinars with exclusive content, networking with local, regional and national members, access to best practices and case studies of award winning campaigns, plus the bonus of making lifelong friendships and professional relationships. 

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