Sarasota, Fla. (July 21, 2014) — Julie Platt, APR, CPRC of the Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) recently earned professional certification in public relations, and received the designation of Certified Public Relations Counselor (CPRC). Platt now joins an elite group of less than 90 practitioners throughout the state who demonstrate the highest level of professionalism and advanced consultation skills in the practice of public relations.
“We are proud of this tremendous accomplishment for Julie. Her professionalism and expertise in public relations is beneficial to Sunnyside,” Says Darla Schrock, Director of Marketing and Sales for Sunnyside Village.
Platt joined Sunnyside Village as a Marketing and Sales specialist in 2011 and is a past president of the Central West Coast Chapter of FPRA. Prior to joining Sunnyside Village, Julie locally worked in broadcast news, law enforcement media relations, nonprofit healthcare and a marketing agency. She earned a BS in Communications from Florida State University in 1997 and earned the Accreditation in Public Relations in 2007.
To be eligible to sit for the daylong exam administered by FPRA, professionals must have already achieved professional accreditation and have at least 10 years of experience in the field of public relations, with no less than two in a counseling capacity.
Lt. Col. John Dillin, APR, CPRC, established FPRA in 1938 for the purpose of helping public relations practitioners do their jobs better. As the oldest public relations organization in the country, FPRA is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners, who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida. FPRA is comprised of 15 professional and 7 student chapters throughout the state, providing professional development, networking and professional recognition opportunities.