Leadership

2021 District Officers and Nominating Committee

PRSA’s Sunshine District board is composed of the District officers, along with presidents, president-elects and assembly delegates (non voting) representing the seven chapters throughout Florida. The District officers are nominated by the District Nominating Committee and voted in by the Sunshine District Board.

Chair

Chair

Bobby Eagle, APR (Tampa Bay Chapter)

Tech Data
Member since 2007
Tampa Bay Chapter

Chair-Elect

Chair-Elect

Annabel Beyra, APR (Miami Chapter)

Fusion Communications
Member since 1997
Miami Chapter

Treasurer

Treasurer

Jennifer R. Dunn, APR (Tampa Bay Chapter)

Conversa
Member since 2010
Tampa Bay Chapter

Secretary

Secretary

Lauren Leetun, APR (Orlando Regional Chapter)

Sprout Public Relations
Member since 2008
Orlando Regional Chapter

Immediate Past Chair

Immediate Past Chair

Jeremy Katzman, APR (Greater Fort Lauderdale and Miami Chapters)

Nova Southeastern University
Member since 2013
Greater Fort Lauderdale and Miami Chapters

District Committees

The Sunshine District has several committees whose chairs are appointed by the District Chair.

APR Boot Camp Chair: Annabel Beyra, APR (Miami Chapter)
Communications Co-Chairs: Annabel Beyra, APR (Miami Chapter) and Kelsy Long (Tampa Bay Chapter)
PRSSA Liaison – Connie Crowther (Miami Chapter)
Radiance Awards Chair: Lauren Leetun, APR (Orlando Regional Chapter)

Chapter Leaders

The presidents and president-elects from each of the seven Florida PRSA chapters are voting members of the Sunshine District Board. Assembly delegates are non-voting members of the District Board.

GREATER FT. LAUDERDALE

  • Amy Goldberg – President, Delegate

GULF COAST

  • Cindy Withorn – President

MIAMI

  • Isabel Gamarra – President

NORTH FLORIDA

  • Lauren Venoy – President

ORLANDO REGIONAL

  • Stefanie Macfarlane, APR – President, Delegate

PALM BEACH

  • Melissa Morante – President

TAMPA BAY

  • Josh Carrasco, APR – President

National Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is elected by the District Board and seeks the representative(s) from the district for the national board. Alternates are also selected to assist the representative.

Representative: Jeremy Katzman, APR (Fort Lauderdale and Miami Chapters)

District Nominating Committee

The District nominating committee chaired by the Immediate Past Chair and includes two additional current or past District board members, who are members of Chapters in the District. The committee is charged with selecting a diverse slate to represent the entire Sunshine District.

Chair: Jeremy Katzman, APR (Fort Lauderdale and Miami Chapters)