Three Public Relations Professionals Join Dick Pope/Polk County Chapter of Florida Public Relations Association

LAKELAND, FL (Feb. 17, 2016) – The Dick Pope/Polk County Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) welcomed three new members during a professional development meeting on February 17 at the Cleveland Heights Golf & Country Club in Lakeland.

Kate Whitaker, director of marketing and communications at Florida Southern College; Samara Anarbaeva, assistant professor of public relations at Florida Southern College; and Brittany Williams, public relations representative at the Legoland Florida Resort, were introduced and presented with their membership pins by Jennifer Olivier, the FPRA chapter’s president-elect and membership chair.

Named for Cypress Gardens’ founder Dick Pope, Sr., the Dick Pope/Polk County Chapter is one of 15 professional chapters of Sarasota-based FPRA, the nation’s oldest public relations professional organization. FPRA provides professional development, networking and recognition opportunities for more than 1,300 Florida public relations practitioners.  For information on the state organization, visit on the web.