FPRA Treasure Coast installs new president

Sue-Ellen Sanders, WPSL Radio Talk Show Host and community editor/activist and writer, was installed as President of the Treasure Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA)  last month. At the meeting Sue-Ellen was also honored as FPRA Member of the Year, an award presented to a member who has consistently gone above and beyond in service to the organization.

Founded in 1938, FPRA is the oldest public relations organization in the United States, with more than 1,200 public relations professionals state-wide as members and 50 local members. The award was presented by outgoing chapter president Sarah Prohaska, at the Treasure Coast membership meeting and installation of officers held at IRSC Knight Center on September 23, 2021. Also recognized was Stephanie Nelson, as winner of the President’s Award and Kyrianna Hoffses as winner of the Rising Star award.

Additional officers installed at the September meeting by FPRA State President Devon Chestnut include Jennifer Trefelner, as President Elect, Wendy Conrad as Secretary and Cindi Green as Treasurer. Other Board Members installed for the 2021/2022 year include: Sarah Prohaska, Jenny Tomes, Jennifer Wiggins, Jennifer Harris, Kyrianna Hoffses, Melissa Yunas, Dana Trabulsy, Stephanie Nelson and Nancy McCarthy.

Sanders has over 35 years of public relations experience managing communications for non-profit associations and businesses, as a newspaper columnist and radio talk show host.  She has received numerous community and leadership awards, including state and national writing and magazine design awards, the 2021 Florida Public Relations Association Communicator of the Year Award for Mentoring, 2020 Treasure Coast Business Summit Trailblazer Award, Iconic Trailblazer and as Two-time winner of Price Waterhouse/South Florida Business Journal Up & Comers Award in Social Services.