We wanted to know more and so we asked: what’s your myFPRA story.
Name & Credentials
Trish Kapustka, APR, CPRC
Where did you go to school?
University of Florida
What have you done in FPRA? Boards, Committees, etc.
Jax Chapter President, State VP Finance, VP Annual Conference, President 2002, CN Chair, FPREF Chair
Why did you first join FPRA?
Joanelle Mulrain and Francine Walker encouraged me to join back in 1987 but I finally joined in 1992 as a way to network. I didn’t go to my first chapter meeting for over a year, but once I did I was hooked.
What’s been the greatest benefit or most meaningful aspect of FPRA membership?
The lifelong friendships that I have made have been the most meaningful, however the professional development and networking has made me a better professional.
Why would you recommend FPRA membership to other PR professionals?
I would only recommend FPRA membership but to those willing to get involved. FPRA, or any association, will not be beneficial unless you are willing to put forth some effort and volunteer your time and talent. Helping on committees and in chapter and state leadership is where people see your work ethic, your capabilities and your smarts. If all you do is attend a monthly luncheon and expect to achieve great networking results, you are cheating yourself and FPRA.
Anything else you’d like to add?
Being an active member of FPRA has been the single-most valuable thing I have done in my 30+ year career. And, serving as State President was absolutely the most rewarding experience of my professional career. Not to mention that I have met many of my favorite people in the world through this amazing organization.