Black named 2013 public relations pro of year

The Nature Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association recognized member Anne Black as its first Public Relations Professional of the Year at its 5th Annual Roast ‘n Toast Event in March.

The PR Professional of the Year award will be given annually to an FPRA Nature Coast member for demonstrating excellence in leadership, management and communication skills.

Contributions made to the community and charitable organizations are also taken into consideration.

Black is the Marketing Communications Coordinator for the Citrus Unit of HPH Hospice and a leader in the public relations industry. She currently serves as the Membership Chair for the chapter and sits on both the Roast 'n Toast committee and Scholarship committee.

She also volunteers with several charitable organizations including Altrusa International, the Citrus County Senior Foundation, Citrus County Continuity of Care and the School Health Advisory Committee. Additionally, she serves as an advisory board member for Nature Coast Healthy Living Magazine.

The Florida Public Relations Association is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida. The organization’s 15 professional and 12 student chapters provide professional development, networking and recognition opportunities for nearly 1,500 members across the state.

FPRA is the nation’s oldest public relations organization, established by Lt. Col. John Dillin, APR, CPRC in 1938.

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