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Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter member Marie Heisler earns professional public relations accreditation

FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 20, 2021) – Marie Heisler, APR, of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA), recently earned professional public relations accreditation, and received the designation of Accredited in Public Relations (APR).

Heisler joins the more than 4,300 active public relations professionals worldwide who represent an elite group of skilled professionals committed to practicing with high ethical standards, including 41 currently in Southwest Florida.

A Florida Gulf Coast University graduate with nearly a decade of experience in the PR and marketing industry, Heisler leads public relations and communications at Mercola, a global brand headquartered in Cape Coral that provides natural health information and offers biodynamic and organic supplements and foods, personal care products and more through its Mercola Market online store. She currently serves on the board of the Cape Coral Chapter of the FGCU Alumni Association.

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

Established in 1938, FPRA is the oldest public relations organization in the country. FPRA is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners, who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. For additional information, please visit the Southwest Florida Chapter of FPRA website at fpraswfl.org.