On August 30, 2011, the Space Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) installed its new board. The new board was installed during the Chapter’s Annual Roast & Toast event, which took place at Melbourne Hilton Rialto.
The new board is comprised of the following members:
Tina Lange, APR, of TnT Creative Group – Chapter President
Katherine Sonn of Century Oaks – Immediate Past President
Julie Arnold of Griffin Communications Group – President-Elect
Tessa Friederichs of Zeszutko Public Relations– Treasurer
Geo Ropert, APR, of Ropert Communications Group – VP Accreditations
Linda Herrige, APR, of Abacus Technology – VP Membership
Aliona Groh of Hoyman Dobson – VP Communications
James Thomas of the City of Titusville – Member-at-Large
Darlene Hight of Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce – VP of Awards
During the Roast and Toast event, the FPRA Space Coast Chapter also presented its annual awards to the chapter members. Aliona Groh of Hoyman Dobson was presented with The Rising Star award, which is given to a local practitioner who has just begun his or her career in public relations, but who has made significant contributions to the Space Coast Chapter. The Chapter Service Award was presented to Julie Arnold of Griffin Communications Group for her outstanding contributions to member communications. Carey Beam of Craig Technologies was presented with the Member of the Year award for her always going above and beyond the call of duty and who made significant contributions to the Chapter’s success. Linda Herrige, APR, of Abacus Technology was presented with the Doris Fleishman Award, for her consistent and tireless efforts, often behind the scenes.