New Year, New Board

It’s a brand new year in the Communications and Public Relations industry in Southwest Florida.  The Gulf Coast Chapter of Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is announcing the selection of its new 2011 Board of Directors.

This year’s board members represent a diverse group of talented and experienced professionals from the following disciplines:  communication, public & media relations, social media marketing, special events planning, marketing, advertising, and disaster preparedness & emergency management.

The 2011 PRSA Gulf Coast Chapter Board of Directors includes:

President Kathy Saenz, Corporate Communications Manager, INgage Networks
Immediate Past President
 – Clay Cone, President, Cone Communications Company
Treasurer – Danielle Broderick, Marketing Communications Specialist, Arthrex
Secretary  – Angela Aline, Public Relations Specialist, Naples, Marco Island, Everglades CVB
Membership Chair – Mary Ann T. Green, Development & Public Relations Officer, The Shelter for Abused Women & Children
APR Chair – Donna C. Heiser, APR, President, The Genesis Group
Social Media Marketing Chair – Cassandra Engeldinger, Marketing & Communications Specialist, Arthrex
Publicity Chair – Hispanic Market Committee – Pete Cento, President, The Cento Group & Atlantis Photography & Design

Cyndee Wooley, APR  – Creative Strategist, C2 Communications
Judy Bricker  – SVP, Northern Trust
Jama Dock  – Communications & Marketing Officer, Fifth Third Bank
Suzanne Lennon CEO, Lennon Public Relations
Denyse Mesnik, APR Vice President of Communications, Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc.
Teresa Morgenstern President, WordPlay, Inc.
Russell Tuff – Media Consultant, Tuffs News, Media Consultants
Colleen Reynolds, APR – President & Owner, Edge Communications

For more information about becoming a member, please contact Gulf Coast Chapter Membership Chair Mary Ann Green @

Happy Holidays from the Gulf Coast Chapter

What a wonderful evening we had last week celebrating at the PRSA Holiday Mixer at The Club at Naples Bay Resort. It is always a delight to get together with our friends and colleagues and to celebrate our many achievements of this past year.

I was especially pleased to be joined by so many of my colleagues who have served with me on the PRSA Board of Directors this past year. The volunteer guidance and support that they have provided has been tremendous and much appreciated.

It is now time for me to pass on the gavel to our President-Elect Kathy Saenz who will lead our chapter in 2011. Kathy will be joined by a tremendous Board of Directors that includes a number of new faces as well as past PRSA chapter leadership. The full slate of officers and directors is listed below for your review.

I also want to take this opportunity to thank you, our members, for your support. There are a lot of social clubs and professional business organizations in our area and we are very happy for your membership and participation in the PRSA Gulf Coast Chapter.

Here’s wishing you and your family a very happy and joyful Holiday Season and a healthy and prosperous New Year! Cheers!


Clay W. Cone
President, PRSA Gulf Coast Chapter

PRSA 2011 Officers & Directors (Proposed Slate)

The following is the proposed slate of 2011 officers & directors of the PRSA Gulf Coast Chapter:

President – Kathy Saenz, INgage Networks
Immediate Past President – Clay W. Cone, Cone Communications Company
Treasurer – Danielle Broderick, Arthrex
Secretary – Angela L. Aline, Naples, Marco Island, Everglades CVB
Membership Chair – Mary Ann Green, The Shelter for Abused Women & Children
APR Chair – Donna Heiser, St. John Neumann Catholic High School
Social Media Chair – Cassandra Engeldinger, Arthrex
Publicity Chair – Pete E. Garcia Cento, The Cento Group

Directors at Large –
Cyndee Woolley, APR, C2 Communications
Judy Bricker, Northern Trust
Jama Dock, Fifth Third Bank
Suzanne Lennon, Lennon Public Relations
Denyse Mesnik, APR, Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc.
Teresa Morgenstern, Wordplay, Inc.
Colleen Reynolds, APR, Edge Communications
Russell Tuff, Tuff News

Interested in Joining the Board?

Here’s your chance!

The PRSA Gulf Coast Chapter is currently seeking nominations for its 2011 Board of Directors. We will have a number of opportunities available next year for you to show off your special skills and help our organization continue moving forward.

To submit a nomination, please contact Chapter President Clay W. Cone at