Congratulations to Member of the Year, VP of Golden Image Terri Behling, APR, CPRC.
This year, Behling went above and beyond what was expected, and exceeded all of her goals. She took an already jam-packed job and added still more to her plate and never looked back.
Last year, FPRA changed its Golden Image entry process to an all-electronic version. And this year the board decided to let the local chapters try it too.
The problem was that they needed a place to upload all those entries. So, our Executive Director, Cheray Keyes-Shima, APR, CPRC, with input from this member, designed and created a new Image website that was used to upload the local entries.
Behling was hoping to increase the number of chapter’s participating in the electronic entry by 50% or from 4 to 8 and exceeded it! All chapters with local Image competitions participated in the online process – 12 out of 15 chapters!
Because of this change, the number of 2015 local Image entries was up by 4.6% for a total of 261 entries!
Because last year’s Golden Image was so successful, her goal was to maintain the same number of Golden Image entries as last year, but we saw a small increase in entries, which was a welcome surprise.
She visited six local chapter Image Award ceremonies, worked closely with our out of state Golden Image judges to collect our list of winners, planned all of this you see before you, assisted Carole Savage, APR, CPRC with the FPRA Walk of Fame star orders, and most importantly, helped with the planning of the inaugural Golden Image After Party.