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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Heidi Schauer

Director of Corporate Communications
Grand Salon G-H
Heidi Schauer  is the senior director of global communications and customer care for The Wendy’s Company. She joined Wendy's in 2016 as director of corporate communications. Before that, she served as manager of communications at Darden Restaurants for the company’s three largest brands—Olive Garden, Red Lobster and LongHorn Steakhouse. She began her career at a public affairs firm in Washington, D.C. working on public policy and public affairs projects across a variety of industries, and has spent most of her career working for global restaurant companies or supporting clients in the restaurant, food and beverage industries.
Her areas of expertise include Crisis Communications and Issues Management, Public Affairs, Media Relations, Corporate Social Responsibility/Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Communications, Executive Communications and Financial Communications. She has managed thousands of crises and media inquiries and loves to continue to learn through her work experiences and colleagues every day.
Heidi holds degrees in journalism and strategic public relations from Lehigh University and The George Washington University. She currently lives in Orlando, F.L. and enjoys her frequent trips to the Wendy’s Restaurant Support Center in Ohio to see colleagues and get a taste of the cooler weather.

My Speakers Sessions

Monday, August 5

1:45pm EDT