SARASOTA, FL — Jennifer Linzy has earned her professional accreditation in public relations. In receiving the designation of Accredited in Public Relations (APR), Linzy 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.
Linzy is the public information officer for the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller. In this role, she is responsible for the Clerk’s social media, media relations, community outreach and assisting with employee relations programs. Prior to joining the Clerk’s office in 2021, Jennifer spent nearly seven years as the communication coordinator for the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC). At the EDC, she played an active role in communicating the positive impact of economic development in Manatee County by managing the EDC’s website and social media platforms.
Linzy earned her Associate degree in Liberal Arts from the State College of Florida in 2012, followed by a certificate in Accounting from Manatee Technical College in 2014. In 2021, Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Arts in Professional and Technical Communication from the University of South Florida.
“Earning my APR was a personal mission,” said Linzy. “I did it to improve my understanding of the PR practice and demonstrate that I am committed to a higher standard in my industry.”
Linzy is a former Manatee Young Professionals Leadership Committee member. Currently, she sits on the board of directors for the Central West Coast chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association. In addition, she has volunteered her time to the “Dive Into Reading” program and nonprofit organizations Realize Bradenton and the Manatee Chamber of Commerce.
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 16 professional and 14 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 cwcfpra.com/accreditation.
About The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association
The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (CWC-FPRA) is a network of 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, visit cwcfpra.com.