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Senior Practitioner

 

The senior practitioner designation was established to honor members recognized by their peers as veteran public relations professionals with high ethical standing. Local chapters may name up to two members each year to be recognized at the annual SPRF conference.

Qualifying members meet at least three of the following four requirements:

  • 15 years of full-time public relations experience
  • Accreditation by a UAB member organization
  • Board service at the chapter, state or SPRF level
  • Recognition of professionalism as evidenced by such awards as Practitioner of the Year, Lantern or Medallion Award or similar honor

You can find a full list of award recipients and information about how to apply on the SPRF website.


NAPRCA members who’ve earned the senior practitioner designation over the years:

2016

Chantel Minish
Deborah Hudson

2015

Dr. Beth Garfrerick

2014

Sonia Simmons Robinson, APR
John Wessel, APR

2013

Deana Nunley, APR
Cindy Wester

2012

Amie Cotton, APR
Abby Guasti, APR

2011

Kristina Hendrix, APR
Lori Miller

2010

Debra Valine

2009

Linda James
Amy Reagan, APR

2008

Tammie Dodson
Monty Vest

2007

Janet Felts
Bill Yell

2006

Vickye T. Hester, APR
Lisa Darnell, APR

2005

Melisssa Bullard, APR
Stephanie Kelley, APR

2004

Barbara Nash, APR
Lynn Temple

2003

Louise Heidish
Rick Mould

2002

Karen Yarbrough
Lori Light

2001

Craig Dunn
Marianne Higgins, APR
James E. Keller

1997

Janet Kincherlow-Martin

1994

Dave Rickey, APR

1993

Marcia Cobun
Lynne Berry Lowery

1992

Carol Malone
Jack Robertson, Jr.
George Winters, APR

1991

Cleve Ernest
Shirley R. Hale
Jerri McLain
Mike Simmons

1990

Denise Grayson
Judy Ryals