- Posted by Poston Communications
- On September 6, 2019
- FPRA, Kali Hammond, Megan Paquin, Orlando, public relations
Poston Communications Vice President Megan Paquin has been installed as Orlando Area Chapter president of the Florida Public Relations Association, the oldest public relations organization in the United States. In addition, Poston account supervisor Kali Hammond continues her role as vice president of sponsorship.
Last month, members of the Poston Communications team attended the annual chapter board installation where Alyson Lundell, APR, CPRC, FPRA state president and Universal Orlando senior director of public relations, described how FPRA shaped her career. She also gave valuable pieces of advice for all leaders to consider:
- Leadership doesn’t have anything to do with position; we are all in a role of influence.
- Lead with heart and humanity.
- Model the way; be the leader you want your team to follow.
- Surround yourself with individuals who make you a better leader.
A Look Ahead at Paquin’s Role as President
As Paquin embarks on her year as president of the Orlando Area Chapter, she says she is most looking forward to advancing the profession with more diverse and timely chapter meeting topics.
“Alyson emphasized the importance of ongoing professional development,” Paquin said. “FPRA’s Orlando Area Chapter shares her sentiments, and we are looking to leaders across industries to share their expertise, knowledge and advice with us.”
In a brief address to the chapter, Paquin spoke of the relationships she has fostered, both professionally and personally, as a member of FPRA and encouraged the chapter to stay engaged and connected with each other outside of formal events and gatherings.
Poston Communications’ View on Leadership
At Poston, we agree with Lundell’s sentiments on leadership. It doesn’t matter your job title; we encourage all members of our teams to have a seat at the table. Our mission and values are built on a foundation of service and commitment to the practice of leadership. Through the work of our Development Committee, we work with our employees to develop their leadership skills to help advance their careers.
The focus of FPRA this year is to transform to make a difference. The practice of PR is constantly evolving, and it is vital that we continue to transform and evolve with it. Leadership and transformation are at the forefront of what we do. We work with clients who are pushing business and society forward. There are many lessons we can take from our work within our community and apply them to further our goals as great communications counsel to our clients.
We encourage our team to focus on leadership by studying it, practicing it and challenging it with thoughtful recommendations.