Entries by Katarina Dos Santos


 PRSA Orlando Chapter Recognition Awards Gala & Annual Meeting Recap 

PRSA Orlando’s third annual Chapter Recognition Awards Gala & Annual Meeting was held on Wednesday, November 8, 2023.  The keynote speaker, Annetta Wilson kicked off the evening by sharing tips on how to break through the loud noise of the marketplace by embracing your ‘STAR’ power.   The Chapter recognized several individuals whose commitment and excellence […]

April is Deaf History Month: True Biz

By: Manny Solis-Bauza, PRSA Orlando – DEI Committee About the book: True biz (adj./exclamation; American Sign Language): really, seriously, definitely, real-talk True biz? The students at the River Valley School for the Deaf just want to hook up, pass their history finals, and have politicians, doctors, and their parents stop telling them what to do […]


Recap: Enhancing DEI Efforts in Today’s Climate

By Manuel Solis-Bauza, DEI Committee  Introduction: This Black History Month, PRSA Orlando was honored to have Tekoa Pouerie, Certified Implicit/Explicit Trainer, talk to our members about what it means to understand Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the workplace and how to best apply critical components of bias awareness into our workspaces in today’s climate. […]

February is Black History Month: The Black Friend

As PRSA Orlando continues work in diversity, equity, and inclusion, one of our newest initiatives is the PRSA Orlando Book of the Month!  In celebration of Black History Month, we chose The Black Friend by best-selling author Frederick Joseph. In The Black Friend, Joseph speaks to the reader as he wishes he’d spoken to his […]


A Letter from the President | January 2023

From the President’s Desk A message from Laura Lord-Blackwell, APR Hello 2023 and PRSA Orlando, Happy New Year! I am honored to serve as your 2023 PRSA Orlando Chapter president alongside a talented board of directors that are dedicated to empowering members to succeed at every stage in their careers through top-notch professional development, networking, […]


Event Recap: The Inaugural PR Paid Forward

On Friday, January 6, the Orlando Regional Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA Orlando) and the Orlando Area Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA Orlando Area Chapter) hosted the inaugural PR Paid Forward Orlando event to give back to the Orlando community by providing Central Florida nonprofits with pro bono […]