Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter Member Earns Designation of Accredited in Public Relations (APR)

This designation continues to show the support the chapter puts into professional development and how much the members embrace the challenge.

Fort Myers, FL, June 17, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Gabrielle O’Boyle, APR, of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) recently earned professional public relations accreditation, and received the designation of Accredited in Public Relations (APR).

O’Boyle joins the more than 4,300 active public relations professionals worldwide who represent an elite group of highly skilled professionals committed to practicing with exemplary ethical standards, including 35 in southwest Florida.

O’Boyle has more than 16 years of public relations experience and currently serves as communication manager for The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples. She earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from Stetson University and Master of Science degree in leadership from Nova Southeastern University.

To earn accreditation, candidates must pass an oral presentation and rigorous written examination 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. FPRA is a member of the UAB.

About the Florida Public Relations Association
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 information on the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association, visit www.fpraswfl.org.
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Melanie Thomas