Entries by Jazmyn Reed

ICON 2021 Recap

By: Lauren Leetun, APR I, like probably most of you, was a bit heartbroken when word came down that this year’s international conference was once again going to be taking place virtually. This was supposed to be OUR year after all… the year that Orlando hosted the best PRSA ICON ever! I was fortunate to […]



As I reflect on the things I’m thankful for this November, first to my mind is our tremendous board of directors who have worked incredibly hard this year to provide engaging programs, professional development, and networking opportunities to our members—despite the uncertainty surrounding a global pandemic. We had engaging, thought-provoking programs all year long—even though […]


Member Profile: Carolyn Reis

While October is predominantly known for celebrating Halloween and the promotion of wearing pink in honor of breast cancer, there are some other well-deserved recognitions that take place throughout the month. One of them is National Women’s Small Business month. In the world of communications and public relations, it is very common for practitioners to […]


A Message From Our President – October 2021

I love October. It’s one of my favorite months of the year—and not because it’s the month that PRSA traditionally holds ICON (though a happy coincidence)! The weather cools down just enough and the skies are often a clear, bright blue that you can’t help but be in a good mood no matter what you’re […]


A Message From Our President—September 2021

With September upon us, I know you’re probably thinking of the return of football, pumpkin spice, cooler weather and anything other than PRSA’s Member Code of Ethics. But, it is indeed Ethics Month and the PRSA Code of Ethics is the heart of our organization and our roles as practitioners. It should be the guiding […]


Member Profile: Katarina Dos Santos

PRSA Orlando Chapter members come from all walks of life, backgrounds, and industries, giving them knowledge, experience and insight into a vast array of areas. As we enter Hispanic Heritage Month, which is recognized from September 15 through October 15, what better way to celebrate than by recognizing one of our own—Katarina Dos Santos. Katarina […]

Member PRofile: Lt. Col. Ian Phillips, APR+M

Earning an Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) is a goal many communications professionals strive for. It demonstrates professional competence, dedication to the profession and a drive strive to stand out from the rest. Those who are in the military, focusing on public affairs, can earn an Accreditation in Public Relations + Military Communication (APR+M). The […]


A Message From Our President – August 2021

With the kids going back to school this month, it might be a good time for you to consider your own professional development this fall and we’ve got three great ways for you to do so from our August virtual program featuring Ben & Jerry’s Director of Public Relations, Sean Greenwood to the Accreditation workshops […]


Getting to Know 2021 PRSA Orlando/Frank R. Stansberry Scholarship Recipient Kimberly Smith

By Jaylen Christie, Student Relations/Scholarship Chair Thanks to an endowment from PRSA Orlando, students majoring in public relations at the University of Central Florida have the opportunity to receive additional funding to assist their journey within the industry with the PRSA Orlando/Frank R. Stansberry Scholarship. This year’s recipient is Kimberly Smith, a senior majoring in […]