Leadership

2024 District Officers and Nominating Committee

PRSA’s Sunshine District board is composed of the District officers, along with presidents, assembly delegates, and presidents-elect (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

Lauren Leetun, APR (Orlando Chapter)

Foundry Commercial
Member since 2008
Orlando Chapter

Chair-Elect

Chair-Elect

Denise Graham (North Florida Chapter)

On Ideas, Inc.
Member since 2003
North Florida Chapter

Treasurer

Treasurer

Lauren Venoy, APR (North Florida Chapter)

Real Chemistry
Member since 2012
North Florida Chapter

Secretary

Secretary

Victor Aimi, APR (Ft. Lauderdale Chapter)

Verb Company
Member since 2015
Ft. Lauderdale Chapter

Immediate Past Chair

Immediate Past Chair

Jennifer Dunn, APR (Tampa Bay Chapter)

Conversa
Member since 2010
Tampa Bay Chapter

District Committees

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

APR Chair: Jennifer Trefelner, APR, CPRC (Palm Beach Chapter)
Communications Co-Chairs: Ashley Baker, CNP (Orlando Chapter) and Alexandra Booth (Tampa Bay Chapter)
PRSSA College Relations Committee – Connie Crowther (Miami Chapter), Heather Wilson (Orlando Chapter), Lauren Venoy (North Florida Chapter)
Radiance Awards Co-Chairs: Justin Herndon, APR (Tampa Bay Chapter), Kerstin Sachl (Miami Chapter), and Carthy Frye-Thomas (Miami 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 FORT LAUDERDALE

  • Toby Srebnik – President

GULF COAST

  • Robin King – President

MIAMI

  • Victoria M. Verdeja – President

NORTH FLORIDA

  • Chris Obarski – President

ORLANDO

  • Kimberly Devitt Brown, APR – President

PALM BEACH

  • Joe Harrington – President

TAMPA BAY

  • Laura Anne Fontanills, 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: Lauren Leetun, APR (Orlando Chapter)

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: Jennifer Dunn, APR (Tampa Bay Chapter)