During the January meeting, Gulf Coast PRSA installed 2020 officers under the direction of Naples Mayor Bill Barnett.

New officers include:

  • President Catherine Bergerson, NewsBank
  • Past President & Partnership Chair Julie Pedretti, APR, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
  • President-Elect Cindi Withorn, Community Foundation of Collier County
  • Program Chair Renee Waller, Naples Botanical Garden
  • Communications Chair – Kaydee Tuff, The Shelter for Abused Women & Children
  • Communications Social Support Aome Rogers, PBS Contractors
  • Secretary and Treasurer Sara Dewberry, Kudzu Kreative
  • Public Relations Chair Margie Hapke
  • Membership Attraction and Engagement Courtney Jolly Goff, The Naples Zoo
  • PRSA National Delegate/Sunshine Dist. Rep. Russell Tuff, Social Impact
  • Ethics Officer Donna Heiser, APR, Ave Maria University School of Law
  • Diversity & Inclusion Chair Pam Fultz, APR, Vi at Bentley Village
  • APR Chair Dr. Karen Platt, APR+M
  • Ambassador Member Clay Cone, Cone Communications

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.