August 27, 2021 — Monica Yadav has earned her professional accreditation in public relations. In receiving the designation of Accredited in Public Relations (APR), Yadav joins the more than 5,000 professionals nationally that represent an elite group of highly skilled public relations professionals committed to practicing with exemplary ethical standards.
Yadav is the director of communications and community engagement at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota where she oversees all external communications, media relations, social media and events for the hospital. Before working in healthcare, she was the manager of external relations for a large home services company and was responsible for media relations, media training and crisis communications for franchise owners across the country.
Yadav started her professional career as a TV news anchor and reporter and worked for 15 years at network affiliates in Arizona, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Florida. She is originally from Orlando and is a proud graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in Telecommunication News.
“It’s empowering to have a deeper understanding of the ‘why’ behind the ‘what’ we do every day,” said Yadav, APR. “Learning and adding to my skills is also rewarding personally and professionally.”
“This is an outstanding accomplishment by one of our very valued Communications and Community Engagement Directors,” said Tammy Robiconti, Vice President of Marketing and Public Affairs for HCA Healthcare West Florida Division. “It is a testament to Monica’s commitment to enhancing her skill set and sharing her knowledge to support our team and Doctors Hospital of Sarasota.”
The APR examination is administered by the Universal Accreditation Board (UAB), which is an alliance of eight national and statewide professional associations dedicated to furthering the field of public relations and the development of public relations professionals. The Florida Public Relations Association is a member of the UAB.
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 13 professional and nine student chapters throughout the state, providing professional development, networking and professional recognition opportunities.
For more information about the accreditation process through the Florida Public Relations Association, visit www.cwcfpra.com/accreditation.
About The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (CWC-FPRA)
The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association is a network of more than 100 public relations, marketing and communications professionals from Sarasota, Manatee and Desoto counties who come together for professional development and to build a network of peers. As an active part of the oldest statewide public relations organization in our country, CWC-FPRA takes pride in its 50-plus year history of presenting stimulating programs and advancing the professional growth of its members. The mission of 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. For more about CWC-FPRA, go to cwcfpra.com.