2019 Board and Officers

Photo (from L-R): Courtney Jolly Goff, Scott Frazier, Cindi Withorn, Catherine Bergerson, Sara Dewberry, Kaydee Tuff, Pam Fultz, Madeline Young, Russell Tuff, Julie Pedretti, and Mayor Bill Barnett. Not shown: Niccole Howard, Margie Hapke, Karen Platt, and Donna Heiser

During the January meeting, Gulf Coast PRSA installed 2019 officers under the direction of Naples Mayor Bill Barnett.

New officers include:

  • President Julie Pedretti: APR (Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation)
  • President-Elect Catherine Bergerson: (Conservancy of Southwest Florida)
  • Immediate Past-President Niccole Howard: (Collier County Childcare Resources)
  • Secretary Sara Dewberry: (Kudzu Kreative)
  • Treasurer Scott Frazier: (Collier County Public Schools)
  • APR (Accreditation) Chair Karen Platt: APR+M
  • Communications Chair Kaydee Tuff: (Shelter for Abused Women & Children)
  • Communications Vice-Chair/Social Media Madeline Young: (Greater Naples Chamber)
  • Diversity & Inclusion Chair Pam Fultz, APR: (Vi Bentley Village)
  • Ethics Chair Donna Heiser: APR (Ave Maria Law School)
  • Membership Chair Courtney Jolly Goff: (Naples Zoo)
  • PR Chair Margie Hapke: (Collier County Government)
  • PRSA National Delegate Russell Tuff: (Social-Impact)
  • Program Chair Cindi Withorn: (Community Foundation of Collier County)

Headquartered in New York City, PRSA is the world’s largest professional organization for public relations professionals with more than 20,000 members organized into 110 chapters nationwide who represent business and industry, counseling firms, government, associations, healthcare, schools, professional services firms and nonprofit organizations. The PRSA, Gulf Coast Chapter serves Collier and Lee counties and consists of senior public relations, marketing and communications professionals who represent a variety of industries and professional services throughout Southwest Florida and the United States.