FORT MYERS, Fla – Heather Doane, APR, CPRC of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA), recently earned professional certification in public relations and received the designation of Certified Public Relations Counselor (CPRC).
Earning the CPRC credential distinguishes senior members of FPRA who have demonstrated understanding and mastery of core public relations principles and ethical practices and have been certified to act as public relations counselors. Currently, there are 128 CPRCs in Florida, including 17 in southwest Florida.
Doane has more than 13 years of communications experience, including public relations, marketing, digital marketing and journalism in areas including government, agency and corporate. She has been a member of the FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter since 2015 and has held numerous board and leadership roles, including 2020-2021 chapter president, VP of communications and secretary. Currently, she is senior marketing content editor at Arthrex, Inc. a global medical device company, contributing to content marketing, copy editing, and research and strategy for patient- and surgeon-facing campaigns. She earned her accreditation in public relations (APR) in 2018.
To earn the CPRC credential, candidates must have 10 years of experience in the field; have earned the APR designation, which is the first tier of accreditation; and successfully complete a verbal presentation and pass a five-hour written exam.
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.