Advisory Council

Amy Gravina, APR
Founder,”Gravina, Smith Matte & Arnold Marketing & Public Relations”

Bill Imada
Chariman/CEO,IW Group

Claudia Panfil
Vice President, Advertising, Brand & Media, Norwegian Cruise Line

Craig Dezern
Vice President, Global Public Relations, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

David Morse
Senior Fellow, Civic Ventures

Debbie Mason, APR, CPRC, Fellow PRSA (Chair)
President & CEO, United Way of North Central Florida

Deborah Charnes
Owner, The Write Counsel

Del Galloway, APR, Fellow PRSA
Formerly, Vice President of Public Relations, United Way Worldwide

Dwaine Stevens
Media & Community Relations Manager, Publix Supermarkets, Inc.

Elena del Valle, MBA, J.D.
Principal, LNA World Communications

Erin Hart
Director of Communications, Gordan & Betty Moore Foundation

Frank Ovaitt, APR
President and CEO, Institute for Public Relations

Gary McCormick, APR, Fellow PRSA
Director of Partnership Marketing, HGTV- Scipps Networks

Iliana Rodriguez
Director of Communications/CCO, Experiencias Xcaret

Jay Magee, APR
Marketing Manager, Community Hospice of Northeast Florida

Julie Spechler
Director of Public Affairs, Nova Southeastern University (NSU)

Karen M. Jones (Vice Chair)
Chief Marketing Officer, NRG and Reliant

Kathleen L. Lewton, APR, Fellow PRSA
Principal, Lewton, Seekins & Trester

Kathy Barbour, APR
Corporate Director, Marketing & Public Relations, Baptist Health South Florida

Mike Fernandez
Corporate Vice President Cargill

Nancy Fullerton
Owner, Freelance Communications

Nicki E. Grossman
President/CEO, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau

Oscar Suris
EVP, Corporate Communications, Wells Fargo & Company

Rick Bubenhofer
Vice President, Director of Public Relations, Brown-Forman Corporation

Robert W. Grupp, APR
President, Grupp Global Partners LLC

Ron Sachs
President, Sachs Media Group

Susan Towler, APR
Vice President and Executive Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Florida Blue Foundation