Chapter Leadership

2016-2017 Board Members

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Board Members

Jennifer Olivier, APR
Florida Southern College, Director of Alumni Relations
w: 863-680-4110 |

President Elect & Membership Chair
Erin Knothe
MIDFLORIDA Credit Union, Marketing Specialist
w: 863-616-2125 |

Immediate Past President
Marybeth Soderstrom
Central Florida Regional Planning Council, Community Engagement Manager
w: 863-534-7130 ext. 134 |

Vice President & Programs Director
Joe McLeod
McLeod Communications, Managing Partner
w: 863-944-3586 |

Kate Whitaker
Florida Southern College, Director of Marketing & Communication
w: 863-680-4735 |

Brad Ruhmann
Crews Banking Corp., Web Administrator
w: 863-767-5039 |

Director, Accreditation
Sandy Horan, APR
Curious Jane, Web & Digital Content Strategist
w: 863-646-2488 ext. 225 |

Director, Communications
Priscilla Burr
Southeastern University, Associate Director of Public Relations
w: 863-667-5558 |

Director, Media Relations
Cathryn Lacy

Committee Chairs

Image Awards Chair
Kelly Kautz
Lakeland Electric, Program Coordinator
w: 863-834-6577 |

Media Summit Chair
Merissa Green
City of Auburndale, Communication Manager
w: 863-837-5101 |

Social Media Chair
Margarita Alfaro
NuJak Development, Inc., Marketing Director
w: 863-212-5183 |

Student Involvement Chair
Diana Smith
Polk Museum of Art, Membership Manager
w: 863-688-7743 x249 |

Website Chair
Robert Mitchell
Lakeland Electric, Social Media Coordinator
w: 863-834-1349 |

Member at Large, Special Projects
Brian West
Publix Super Markets, Media and Community Relations Manager
w: 863-688-7407 ext. 63486 |