Building a More Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Professional Association

The mission of FPRA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force is to build and sustain a statewide culture in diversity, equity and inclusion, while advancing the public relations profession in Florida. The Task Force is committed to providing guidance and educational resources on DE&I to FPRA and its members, diversifying our membership and leadership, and educating diverse audiences on the value of FPRA in their careers.

After working as a Task Force for two years, the formal launch of our DE&I initiative was announced at FPRA’s Annual Conference in August 2022 when state president Jay Morgan-Schleuning, APR, CPRC unveiled our You Belong at FPRA campaign. Regardless of your race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or religion, You Belong at FPRA!

This campaign was developed after the Task Force collaborated with a DE&I consulting team. The team analyzed 49 pages of data collected through our DE&I membership survey, conducted 12 in-depth interviews with a cross-section of diverse FPRA members and led our Task Force through online trainings and discussions to determine our focus. The recommendations in their report will guide our DE&I work together in the next few years.

We will work to ensure in the years ahead that FPRA’s leadership reflects the demographics of the state of Florida and the diverse communities our chapters represent. We will also focus on diversifying our profession so public relations practitioners are positioned to offer the best counsel to organizations and audiences they serve.

If you have questions about FPRA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force, please contact Jenny Tomes, APR, our VP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Meet the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force

Jenny Tomes, APR
VP Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Ginger Broslat, APR, CPRC

Barbra Hernández, APR, CPRC

Mandy Kimmer, APR, CPRC

Jay Morgan-Schleuning, APR, CPRC

Heidi Otway, APR, CPRC

Elisha Pappacoda

Isabela Roselione

Johanna Santana

Valencia Scott

Benjamin Simmons, III

Madelene Skinner

Alyson Sologaistoa, APR, CPRC

Wendy Crites Wacker, APR, CPRC

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