SPRF Senior Practitioner Designation

The senior practitioner designation was established to honor Southern Public Relations Federation members who are recognized by their peers as veteran public relations professionals with high ethical standing. Nomination and selection is made by local chapter based on criteria set by the Federation. To receive the designation “senior practitioner,” a recipient must qualify in three of the following four criteria:

  • 15 years of full-time public relations experience
  • Accreditation by a UAB member organization
  • Officer or board member at chapter, state or SPRF level
  • Recognition of professionalism as evidenced by such awards as Practitioner of the Year, Lantern Award or similar honor

 

Each chapter can name up to two members each year to be recognized as Senior Practitioners at the annual SPRF conference. The deadline for 2015 chapter nominations is July 31. 

PRAL Senior Practitioners

2014

Robin Cosenza
Ginger Guttner, APR
Linda Webster, PhD
Kristi Barnett Williams, APR

2013

Linzy Cotaya, APR
Sam Irwin
Emily Schmidt, APR
Sadie Wilks

2012

Shelley Nopper Elliott
Marilyn Joiner, MBA, APR
Virginia Miller
Judy Williams, APR, Fellow PRSA

2010

Sonya T. Gordon, APR
Venessa Lewis, APR

2009

Susan Broussard, APR

2008

Pam Hutchinson

2007

Stephen Loy, APR
Amy Nolan, APR

2006

Bonnie Lemoine
Christy Frederic
Paula Rurr, Ed.D.
Holly Houk Cullen, APR
Kimberly Young Chopin

2005

Sharon Runyan

2004

Scott Miller, APR
Robin Mayhall, APR

2003

Pearl Belcher
Mary Belleau
Bobby Ann Clark, APR
Jim Crain
Glen Duncan, APR
Gerald Garrison
Bob Johannessen
Michael Johnson
Les Landon
Dudley Lehew, APR

2002

Jane Finley Shank

2001

G. Michael Bourgiois
Julie Madere
Wanda Ozier

2000

Melissa Clark Laborde, APR
Mary Beth Chevalier, APR
J. Dale Thorn, APR
Gloria Berthelot

1999

Delano Clark
Marc Goldstein
Vickie King

1998

Rachel L. Emanuel, Ph.D., APR
Lafe Jones, APR
Ann Masden
Carl H. Stages, Jr.
Delia Adams Taylor, APR
R. Chip Turner

1997

Lane Barry
Rafael Bermudez
Jan Breen
Angela deGravelles
John Jones

1995

Kandi Orser Bridges
J. H. Martin

1994

Nell Mitchell Doughty, APR
Susan Hunt, APR
Tom Joffrion, APR

1993

Carol B. Coltharp
John S. Hightower, APR
Gwen Bach Stewart, APR

1992

Jerel Giarusso, APR
Renee Smith-Tadie, APR
Karla Swacker, APR

1991

John M. Butler, Ph.D., Fellow, PRSA
Roland E. Daigre, Jr.
Earl D. Mercer
Lucy McQueen Priddy

1990

Bob Carroll, APR
Roland Carson
Sally Kuzenski, APR
Bill Michelet, Fellow
Les Potter
Charles Saucier