Amy Douglas, APR, the Director of Marketing and Communications for the University of Florida Performing Arts (UFPA) serves as treasurer for the Board of Directors this year. She has been involved in FPRA for about five years, and started when she worked in Sarasota. Amy joined the Gainesville chapter in the fall of 2010 when she served on the chapter’s website redesign committee. The following year Amy joined the board as the Electronic Media Director. In 2012 she became treasurer and has held that position ever since.
As the director of marketing and communications public relations and social media are a huge part of her job. The UFPA continually reaches out to their current audience as well as new audiences. Part of Amy’s job is finding new audiences and reaching out to them with the core message of the UFPA. Social media has been a major component in that effort.
“Being an FPRA member has given me confidence in my abilities,” Amy said. “I also learn so much from my FPRA peers – they are my ‘go to’ source when I have an issue, challenge or problem to solve.” Amy loves learning new things and that is one reason why she enjoys FPRA and working in public relations so much. Every day she has the opportunity to learn something about communications and public relations.
Archery is one of Amy’s newest hobbies and she is learning about the sport and its history. FPRA members might not know that she loves reading about history, especially about England during the 1100-1700s. She is also quite the theater expert, with an undergraduate degree in theater performance and master’s degrees in theater and arts administration.
Amy loves living in Gainesville and enjoys the amenities of a big city with a small town feel. Originally from Cincinnati, she considers herself a “Florida Girl” after having lived in the state for 15 years.
Mark your calendar for FPRA’s 76th Annual Conference, titled The Road Best Traveled.
Aug. 10-13, 2014
Wyndham Grand Orlando at Bonnet Creek
Watch this video to learn more.
Member of the Year
FPRA Gainesville’s Member of the Year Award is given to an active member whose commitment of time, energy, enthusiasm and skill contributed significantly to the success of the chapter. Who do you think deserves to be Member of the Year? Nominate him/her here.
Rising Star of the Year
Which up-and-coming FPRA member has demonstrated emerging leadership traits along with dedicated, active involvement in chapter activities throughout the year and deserves to be our next recipient of The Rising Star of the Year award? Submit your nomination here.
Professional of the Year
Do you know a Gainesville PR professional who demonstrates the highest standards of ethics, performance and service to the public relations profession? Nominate him/her here. (FPRA membership not required.)
FPRA Gainesville invites you to join us for a holiday celebration! Enjoy all the festivities as we celebrate 2013 and thank you for your dedication throughout the year.
Dec. 18, 2013
6 to 8 p.m.
at the home of Travis and Kathy Richardson
$20 per member/$35 per couple
View the party invitation
Lindsay Brennan joined FPRA Gainesville in 2008 after finishing the graphic design program at Santa Fe College. She was encouraged to join by one of her professors. Currently, Lindsay is the Marketing Manager for Sandvik Mining, where she is responsible for marketing and public relations for Sandvik’s surface drilling products. [ + ]
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the October Membership Mixer! Board members shared plans for this year and information about joining committees. Congratulations to the winners of our prize drawings.
Renewal drawing winners
Member Ashley Johnson won a wine basket donated by Liquid Creative Studio.
Member Allison Downey won tickets donated by the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
Door prize drawing winners
Member Ginny Lawrimore won a basketball signed by Billy Donovan donated by the UF Office of the Vice President for University Relations and University Athletic Association.
Future member Andy Howard won tickets to the Butterfly Rainforest donated by the Florida Museum of Natural History.
Check out the event photos on our Facebook page.