Networking Opportunities

Being a member of FPRA offers year-round networking opportunities and fosters relationships that will enhance your career.

Monthly Speaker Series

Have a great idea for a future speaker? Email Joey Martinez at Joey.martinez@brammerbio.com.

Latest News + Updates

Congrats to LeadershipFPRA’s 2019-20 class!

Congratulations to LeadershipFPRA's 2019-20 class, including three Gainesville Chapter members: Joey Martinez, Joy Riddle and Amy Azoulay!...

Rock an FPRA Gainesville T-shirt!

Represent the Gainesville chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association by pre-ordering our limited edition T-shirt! The deadline to pre-order...

Applications now accepted for Gainesville Chapter’s Annual Conference scholarships!

The Gainesville Chapter of FPRA will award funds covering all or part of the registration fee for professional member(s) to attend the FPRA Annual...

Chapter scholarship valuable to LeadershipFPRA Class III participant

FPRA Gainesville is proud to offer a partial scholarship for the next LeadershipFPRA class! LeadershipFPRA provides FPRA members the tools they need...

About Us 


Founded in 1938, the Florida Public Relations Association is the nation’s oldest association of public relations professionals. Today, more than 1,400 FPRA members unite in the common cause of enhancing and promoting the public relations profession. FPRA provides a variety of services, benefits and opportunities. It is dedicated to programs and activities that support the success of the public relations professional:

  • Enhancing the professional development of its members
  • Providing a forum for personal growth through interaction and resource exchange
  • Serving as the “united voice” of the public relations profession in Florida
  • Fostering the highest professional standards and ethics of its members
  • Gaining understanding and support for the performance of its members and the profession as a whole on behalf of all practitioners within the state of Florida.

FPRA Gainesville was established in 1968, and today boasts one of the largest chapter memberships in the state.  FPRA Gainesville has been awarded Chapter of the Year seven times: 1995, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012 and 2015.

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“Being involved with FPRA has provided me with the unique opportunity to mingle with PR professionals in Gainesville and to share ideas about industry trends.  No matter your level of experience in the industry, becoming involved with FPRA is an excellent opportunity to grow as a professional and make valuable connections.”

Alisha Katz – Marketing Manager, UF Health

“Since joining FPRA in 2010, I have grown very passionate for the organization, its mission and the incredible work the Gainesville chapter does for its local community. Being a part of this organization has opened so many doors in my professional career, and I look forward to giving back to the organization as much as it has given to me.”

Allison Downey, APR, Marketing Communications Manager, Patient Education & Practice Marketing – Exactech

“Public relations plays a critical role in our society. More importantly it plays a critical role in our community. So, it stands to reason that FPRA, as an association that helps to strengthen communications professionals, plays a critical role in our community. The association and its members continually help me to grow both professionally and personally; I don’t think I’d be where I am today without it. FPRA is absolutely the best around.”

Kevin Coulson, APR – Digital Communications Strategist, College of Education, University of Florida

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