Ocala FPRA President Earns State Awards


Ocala Chapter President Tammy Gantt and FPRA President Jay Morgan-Schleuning, APR, CPRC [Supplied]

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Posted August 24, 2023 | By Caroline Brauchler 
caroline@ocalagazette.com

The Ocala chapter president of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) was honored with three state awards at this year’s annual conference. 

President Tammy Gantt accepted the three President’s Awards from the state association president for her work in membership retention, financial management and special events while at the annual FPRA conference on Aug. 7, according to a press release.

“While these awards are issued to the president, it takes the dedication of the entire chapter to make them happen,” Gantt said when accepting the awards. “The membership goals were achieved thanks to all our members who believed in our purpose and renewed.”

Under Gantt’s leadership, the Ocala chapter had the highest growth and member retention rates out of all 16 chapters in Florida, with 30% growth and 98% member retention, according to the press release. 

Gantt was honored for the chapter’s financial management for increasing the number of fundraisers held, staying on budget, increasing outreach, finding sponsors and cutting expenses. This increase in revenue allowed for the chapter to give out more scholarships for leadership programs, assist with member dues and fund professional development programs, according to the press release. 

For more information about FPRA, visit fpra.org. 

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