ACES Adventure to Duke Energy


The Ocala FPRA Advanced Communicator Enrichment Session (ACES) for June has been an enlightening and powerful educational opportunity for our senior lever PR pros. ACES Chair Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC has done a great job with ACES this year. He partnered with Accreditation Chair Heather Danenhower, APR to offer an ACES ADVENTURE: Energized for Life trip to Duke Energy’s Crystal River Energy Complex for a rare, behind-the-scenes look at modern energy and how it shapes our future. ACES participants have been able to:

IMG_1912 • Tour one of the cleanest coal-fired plants in the country.
IMG_1913 • Learn why plant workers affectionately call their 601-story monolith a “cloud maker.”
IMG_1911.JPG • Go inside a 1970s retro nuclear plant control room. (It truly is sea-foam green!)
IMAG2491 • Visit an on-site fishery benefiting the environment.
IMAG2468 • Meet a lead biologist who knows so much about fish you’ll swear he has gills.
IMG_1907.JPG copy • Learn why modern energy relies on so much more than we realize.

Most ACES members have their APR and CPRC or at least 10 years of public relations experience. Thanks so much to Duke Energy for this incredible access! ‪#‎WeareDE‬ leaders realize the importance of educating communications professionals on this valuable asset.
June 2016 ACES Adventurers: Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC, Lisa Varner, APR, CPRC, Tina Banner, APR, CPRC, Heather Danenhower, APR and Katie Myers, APR (Nature Coast Chapter member).

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One Response to “ACES Adventure to Duke Energy”

  1. Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC

    GREAT experience! Highlights included the nuclear control room, seeing the nuclear reactor rods (via secure video), feeding fish, and lunch! Thx, Heather, for a wonderful opportunity! #FPRAOcalaLeaders #FPRAisforLeaders #MyFPRA

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