2015 PR Professional of the Year Award Event was a Success

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Everyone had fun at the event! Thank you to bCreative for the Step and Repeat Banner and to the event committee for the fun props!

The night was alive with veteran and novice PR practitioners at the 2015 PR Professional of the Year Award dinner, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 at Barcelona Tapas Bar and Restaurant in Cocoa Beach.

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Julie Arnold, 2015 FPRA PR Professional of the Year and Tessa Friederichs, Space Coast Chapter President

The chapter honored Julie Arnold with the 2015 PR Professional of the Year Award, this is the Chapter’s highest honor presented to a senior member of the organization who has made significant Public Relations achievements in the community over the past 12 months. The night included highlights of her 20+ career in public relations.

Following the presentation 2014 President Tessa Friederichs presented Chapter awards for outstanding service to:

Dick Baumbach, recipient of the 2015 Founder's Awards, and 2014 Chapter President Tessa Friederichs

Dick Baumbach, recipient of the 2015 Founder’s Awards, and 2014 Chapter President Tessa Friederichs

Dick Baumbach, Founder’s Award. Baumbach is the founder of the Space Coast Chapter and was honored for his 30+ years of service to the chapter.

Suzanne Sparling recipient of the

Suzanne Sparling recipient of the “Damn, You’re Good!” award and 2014 Chapter President Tessa Friederichs

Suzanne Sparling, the “Damn You’re Good!” award. Sparling was honored for years of continued mentoring and outstanding public relations efforts in the community and for the Space Coast Chapter.

Becky Crisafulli, recipient of the 2015 Member of the Year Award and Chapter President Tessa Freiderichs.

Becky Crisafulli, recipient of the 2015 Member of the Year Award and Chapter President Tessa Friederichs.

Becky Crisafulli, Member of the Year. Crisafulli was honored for her dedication and efforts during her tenure as President Elect. Crisafulli was the driving force behind strong chapter programs for the year and was the winner of the 2015 Joe Curley Rising Star Award, presented by the Florida Public Relations Association.

Michael Cleary, recipient of the President's Award for Excellence in Chapter Service and Chapter President Tessa Friederichs.

Michael Cleary, recipient of the President’s Award for Excellence in Chapter Service and Chapter President Tessa Friederichs.

Michael Cleary, Presidents award for Excellence in Chapter Service, Image Awards. Cleary was honored for his dedication to the Chapter’s Image Awards program.

The 2015-2016 Space Coast Chapter Board of Advisors was duly sworn in following the award activities.

Dick Baumbach swears in 2015-16 President Becky Crisafulli, President Elect Angelia Deluccia and Immediate Past President Tessa Friederichs.

Dick Baumbach swears in 2015-16 President Becky Crisafulli, President Elect Angelia Deluccia and Immediate Past President Tessa Friederichs.

Thank you to everyone who came out for this fun night of awards, friendship and fellowship. Thank you to our emcee Greg Pallone for keeping the laughter flowing.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Griffin Communications Group
The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space
bCreative Printing

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Thursday, September 17, 2015:  Please Join us in Honoring FPRA Space Coast 2015 PR Professional of the Year: Julie Arnold, Senior Account Manager, Griffin Communications Group.

The PR Professional of the Year Award is our Chapter’s highest honor and is presented to a senior member of the organization who has made significant Public Relations achievements in the community over the past 12 months. Join us in a toast to Julie Arnold and hear from colleagues and friends. The event will include chapter awards for service excellence, followed by the swearing-in of the Space Coast FPRA Chapter 2015/16 Board of Directors.

Advance Reservations:  FPRA Members & Guests: $40.00  Non-Members: $45.00
Ticket Price Includes Dinner, Tax & Gratuity ~ Cocktails will be available for purchase

Cost per Ticket After September 10 through Day of Event:  $50.00 – No Exceptions

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Thursday, September 25, 2014:  Please Join us in Honoring FPRA Space Coast 2014 PR Professional of the Year: Linda Herridge, Public Affairs Writer, Abacus Technology Corp.

The PR Professional of the Year Award is our Chapter’s highest honor and is presented to a senior member of the organization who has made significant Public Relations achievements in the community over the past 12 months. Join us in a toast to Linda Herridge and hear from colleagues and friends including Roger Pynn, APR, CPRC; Suzanne Sparling, APR, CPRC; Geo Ropert, APR; and Lisa Malone, APR, CPRC. The event will include chapter awards for service excellence, followed by the swearing-in of the Space Coast FPRA Chapter 2014/15 Board of Directors.

Advance Reservations:  FPRA Members & Guests: $40.00  Non-Members: $45.00
Ticket Price Includes Dinner, Tax & Gratuity ~ Cocktails will be available for purchase

Cost per Ticket After September 12 through Day of Event:  $50.00 – No Exceptions

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