The Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter is pleased to announce that member Julie Pedretti, APR, recently earned professional public relations accreditation, and received the designation of Accredited in Public Relations (APR).
Pedretti joins the more than 4,300 active public relations professionals worldwide who represent an elite group of highly skilled professionals committed to practicing with exemplary ethical standards, including 35 in Southwest Florida.
Pedretti is director of development—marketing/PR and annual fund for NCH Healthcare System in Naples. She leads the public relations and marketing communication programs for health system fundraising and plans and implements direct mail/email campaigns to support donor acquisition and retention for the NCH Healthcare Foundation. She has more than 25 years of experience in health care, financial services and state chamber marketing and public relations. In addition to FPRA membership, Pedretti is treasurer of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and a member of the Rotary Club of Naples and the Naples Press Club. She also is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of its western Florida chapter.
To earn public relations accreditation, candidates must pass an oral presentation and rigorous written examination administered by the Universal Accreditation Board (UAB), which is an alliance of eight national and statewide professional associations dedicated to furthering the field of public relations and the development of public relations professionals. FPRA is a member of the UAB.
About the Florida Public Relations Association
The Florida Public Relations Association is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida. For more information on the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association, visit fpraswfl.org.