Established in 1938, FPRA is the oldest public relations organization in the country. FPRA is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners, who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida.
Friday, September 4, 2015
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Kissimmee Utility Authority
Joins 2015 PRU
Chris Gent, APR, CPRC, Vice President
of Corporate Communications for Kissimmee Utility Authority, is our official
For the 2015 PRU conference, “Thirty Years of Slicing the PR-RPIE,” each of our
expert speakers are addressing one aspect of the RPIE model (Research,
Planning, Implementation and Evaluation).
Gent oversees communications,
marketing, advertising, media and public relations, employee outreach, special
events and corporate philanthropy for Florida’s sixth largest municipally owned
electric utility. He has been a member of FPRA since 1994 and served 11 years
on the FPRA state board of directors, including nine years on the executive
Chris spearheaded the FPRA conference
blog in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011. He is a past president of the Orlando
Area Chapter and received FPRA’s Doris Fleischman Award in 2001 and Member of
the Year in 2011. He earned his bachelor’s degree in communications from the
University of Central Florida and master’s degree in strategic public relations
from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he graduated
as valedictorian in 2011.
Chris not only serves as FPRA’s
immediate past president, but also sits on the boards of the Kissimmee/Osceola
County Chamber of Commerce, Florida Hospital Community Advisory Board,
Community Vision, Leadership Osceola County and Kissimmee Main Street.
The 2015 Public Relations University
workshop will celebrate the 30thanniversary of the SWFL chapter of
FPRA on Thursday, October 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Florida SouthWestern
State College, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919. Doors open at 8 a.m.
Registration is now open at www.fpraswfl.org. Early
bird rates expire on September 8!