MAITLAND, Fla. (Sept. 26, 2018) – Recognizing more than three decades of service to the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) and its members, the FPRA Volusia/Flagler Chapter announced the renaming of its “Great Communicator Award” to honor Roger Pynn, APR, CPRC.
In its first year as the “Roger Pynn Great Communicator Award,” the accolade was presented to Vickie Pleus, APR, CPRC, sole proprietor of VP Communications in DeLand, Florida, during the chapter’s luncheon Aug. 22, 2018. It is the highest award bestowed upon a professional from the local community for lifetime achievement and excellence in public relations.
Pynn has served as a strategic adviser to the FPRA Volusia/Flagler Chapter since 2016 and was recently tapped to serve for the fifth time on the state association’s executive board as vice president of the leadership development program he developed, LeadershipFPRA. He previously held roles as president of the state association, chair of the FPRA Counselors’ Network and president of the Orlando Area Chapter. Among numerous awards recognizing Pynn for his contributions to FPRA and the profession, in 2009 he received the John W. Dillin Award, FPRA’s highest and most prestigious honor named for the spirit and dedication of its first president and founder.
Pynn has earned the Accredited in Public Relations (APR) designation and is a Certified Public Relations Counselor (CPRC). A graduate of the University of Central Florida, he also studied in the graduate management program of the Crummer School of Business at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.
Formerly a reporter, bureau chief and editor for the Orlando Sentinel, Pynn later worked for more than a decade in corporate and agency public relations. In 1984, he co-founded Curley & Pynn Public Relations Management, Orlando’s oldest public relations firm, where he now serves as senior counsel.
About Curley & Pynn
Founded in 1984, Curley & Pynn provides counsel and advice and total program management to Florida professionals and corporate clients who recognize that in today’s business environment it is essential to communicate with all who have an interest in their success. Curley & Pynn is the Central and North Florida affiliate of MSLGROUP Americas, one of the world’s largest public relations firms. For more information, visit www.TheStrategicFirm.com.