By: Laura Lord-Blackwell, APR

Early this month, we held our second annual Chapter Recognition Awards Gala & Annual Meeting.

We were glad to have Carolyn Fennell, Senior Director of Public Affairs and Community Relations for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, serve as a powerful keynote speaker. In addition to sharing a case study on Terminal C and the airport’s expansion, she left us with some key takeaways regarding the value of collaboration, communication and sharing credit.

At the event, we also recognized several individuals whose work and dedication have been a huge part of our PRSA Orlando success story:

Communicator to Watch

Melissa Zayas Moreno, APR, Communications Manager for Walt Disney World

PR/Communications Advocate Award

Laura Lord-Blackwell, APR, Communication Advisor for Orange County Human Resources

President’s Awards for Distinguished Service

Mimi Flatley, APR, Community & Citizenship Manager for Turner Construction Company

Stefanie Macfarlane, APR, Independent Consultant

Jazmyn Reed, Assistant Director of Digital Marketing at Rollins College

Frank R. Stansberry Ethics Award

Carolyn Reis, APR, Reis Corporate Public Relations

Geri A. Evans Lifetime Achievement Award

Roger Pynn, APR, CPRC, Curley & Pynn

Congratulations to all of the PRSA Orlando award winners and cheers to the success of 2022! Our chapter would not be where it is today without your support.