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August Professional Development Meeting

August 19, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Break from the Starting Gate

Friday, Aug. 19 | 11:30 a.m. Networking | noon – 1 p.m. Presentation

The Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association will hold its monthly professional development meeting and a special “Starting Gate” event at the Ocala Golf Club, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd., in Ocala, on Friday, Aug. 19, from noon-1 p.m., with networking starting at 11:30 a.m.

During the “Starting Gate” event, we will showcase our present, including bestowing our 2022 PACEsetter of the Year Award, honor our Ocala Chapter past presidents during a gavel-passing ceremony and celebrate our future with the installation of our new 2022-2023 FPRA Ocala Chapter board.

The event will also include leadership insights from Jay Morgan-Schleuning, APR, CPRC, the 2022-2023 state association president. Morgan-Schleuning is a principal at Authentic Reputations, managing stakeholder relations and strategic communications. He specializes in providing strategic communications, public relations, marketing, branding and reputation counsel to associations and nonprofits.

Prior to his work at Authentic Reputations, Morgan-Schleuning served in a variety of communications roles for ARC of Florida, Florida Chamber of Commerce, Visit Florida and the American Heart Association. He also worked as an on-air TV news anchor and reporter in several media markets, including Orlando.

The cost to attend the “Starting Gate” in-person event is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Past presidents are free and can RSVP by emailing Jen Pagh at [email protected].

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Thanks to our sponsors and friends of the 2022 PACEsetter of the Year Award

  • A&A Campbell Group
  • Tina Banner, APR, CPRC
  • Laura Byrnes, APR, CPRC
  • CL Swag
  • Heather Danenhower Nelson, APR, CPRC
  • Carole Savage-Hagans, APR, CPRC

Also special thanks to Coady for providing the “Starting Gate” photo taken at the 2022 Kentucky Derby.



August 19, 2022
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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