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Independent Practitioners Section Leadership

Chair
Gina Blume, APR                                                

President                                                                          

Out of the Box Public Relations                                       

Fleming Island, FL                                                            

outoftheboxNJ@gmail.com

 

Chair-elect
Carol Higgins Taylor                                 

Owner                                                                              

Bryant Street Public Relations, LLC                                 

Bangor, ME                                                                      

carol@bryantstreetpr.com

 

Immediate Past Chair    
Lauren Howe                            

Principal & Owner                                                           

empHowered PR, LLC                                                      

Leominster, MA                                                               

lauren@emphoweredpr.com

 

Secretary  
Carla Brown Lucas                                         

President                                                                          

Brown Lucas Consulting                                                  

Tallahassee, FL                                                                 

CBLucas@brownlucas.com

 

Programming Chair 
Wendy Kurtz, APR                         

President                                                                          

Elizabeth Charles & Associates, LLC                                

Orlando, FL                                                                      

wkurtz@elizabethcharles.com

 

Communications Co-chair
Amy Coward, APR, Fellow PRSA

Founder & President                                                       

AC Public Relations                                                          

Columbia, SC                                                                    

amy.coward@gmail.com

 

Membership Chair  
Kelly Kostanesky                            

Owner                                                                              

KMMK Communications                                                  

Drums, PA                                                                        

kellykostpr@gmail.com

 

Sponsorship Chair
Gina Milani                                      

President                                                                          

Milani Marketing & PR & PRToolFinder.com                  

Angels Camp, CA                                                             

gina@milanimarketing.com

 

Inter-Section Relations  

Paula MacDonald, APR              

President                                                                          

Image Suite PR                                                                 

St. Petersburg, FL                                                             

paula.macdonald@imagesuitepr.com

 

Student/New Professionals
Barbara Burfeind, APR, Fellow PRSA   

Independent                                                                    

US Navy retired                                                                

Fairfax, VA                                                                       

burfante81@yahoo.com

 

Committee Members

 

Programs  
Mila Fairfax                                                 

Principal                                                                           

Fairfax Image                                                                   

Walnut Creek, CA                                                            

mila@fairfaximage.com

 

Communications
Ric Bachrach                                        

Chief Executive Officer                                                    

Celebrity Focus, Inc.                                                        

Deerfield, IL                                                                     

Ric.Bachrach@celebrityfocus.com

 

Communications
Michelle Young, APR                           

Agency Principal                                                              

Bee Young Communications and Marketing                  

Tampa, FL                                                                        

michelle@beeyoungcomms.com

 

Sponsorship
Kevin Bakewell, APR                                    

Principal                                                                           

Bakewell Public Relations LLC | PR4Nonprofits              

Clearwater, FL                                                                 

kevin@bakewellpr.com

 

Member at Large 
J.W. Arnold, APR, Fellow PRSA         

Principal                                                                           

PRDC Public Relations                                                      

Fort Lauderdale, FL                                                          

jw@prdconline.com

 

Bart Graham, Sr
Media Center Volunteer Team Leader 
Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 
bart.graham.sr@gmail.com