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FPRA’s 81st Annual Conference "We Are FPRA: PRoactive. PRincipled. PRofessionals." is a four-day conference of unparalleled professional development and networking for public relations professionals.

Attendees will hear from world-class speakers hailing from top global corporations, powerhouse industries and national public relations and marketing firms to hone their craft and to ensure they stay relevant for today’s communications challenges.

This year’s conference will be held at the Tampa Marriott Water Street property in downtown Tampa from August 4-7, 2019. Check out the property’s amenities here!

Make the most of your time in Tampa! See what events are going on around the area during conference here!

Register for FPRA’s  81st Annual Conference here!
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Chris Gent, APR, CPRC

Kissimmee Utility Authority
Director of Corporate Communications
Orlando, Florida
Chris Gent is director of corporate communications for Kissimmee Utility Authority. An FPRA member since 1994, he is a former FPRA state president, Orlando Area Chapter president and Counselors’ Network chair. Chris received FPRA's Doris Fleischman Award in 2001 and Member of the Year in 2011. In 2019-2020, he is serving as chair of LeadershipFPRA. He earned his bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Central Florida and a master's degree in strategic public relations from The George Washington University where he graduated valedictorian in 2011. His work at KUA has earned hundreds of local, state, national and international communication awards for public relations programs, events and publications since 1995.

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