SARASOTA, FL – September 26, 2017 – The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (CWC-FPRA) welcomes Brian West of Publix Super Markets as guest speaker at its October luncheon. The event takes place on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at USF Sarasota-Manatee, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, in Sarasota.
Through the years, Publix has created a rich legacy of philanthropy and community engagement. West, the media and community relations manager for Publix Super Markets, will share the company’s philosophy on customer service and the positive impact that Publix has had on our community, all of which contribute to the company’s PR success, in a presentation titled, “PR & Customer Service – The Secret to Publix’s Success.” The public is invited to attend; the cost of the luncheon is $25/members, $35/guests. RSVP deadline is October 13. Registration is available online at cwcfpra.com/events.
“It is a wonderful opportunity to have Brian West speak at our luncheon,” said CWC-FPRA president Tara Poulton. “His work and Publix Super Markets’ commitment to the communities it serves showcase the highest standards of the industry – we are excited for the chance to benefit from his experience and expertise.”
Brian West has worked with Publix Super Markets for more than 26 years. He is a third-generation Floridian and lifelong resident of Plant City, Fla. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management, with a minor in Finance, from Florida Southern College.
West is a board member for V.I.S.T.E. (Volunteers in Service to the Elderly) and the East Hillsborough Law Enforcement Appreciation Association, past president and zone chair of the Plant City Lions Club, chair emeritus for the United Food Bank of Plant City, and currently serves as the immediate past chairman for the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce.
The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association meets monthly for professional development luncheons and networking. More information can be found online at cwcfpra.com.
Courtesy Photo: CWC-FPRA guest speaker, Brian West, media and community relations manager, Publix Super Markets.
The Florida Public Relations Association is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida. The organization’s 16 professional and 12 student chapters provide professional development, networking, and recognition opportunities for nearly 1,500 members across the state. FPRA is the nation’s oldest public relations organization, established by Lt. Col. John Dillin, APR, CPRC in 1938. For more information, visit www.fpra.org.