Space Coast Transportation’s Abby Hemenway Honored as Public Relation Pro of the Year

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Space Coast Transportation Organization’s Public Information Officer Abby Hemenway, above, has been named PR Pro of the Year by the Space Coast Chapter of the the Florida Public Relations Association

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Space Coast Transportation Organization’s Public Information Officer Abby Hemenway has been named PR Pro of the Year by the Space Coast Chapter of the the Florida Public Relations Association, and was selected as a member of LeadershipFPRA Class VI, an intensive leadership program hosted by the statewide association.

Hemenway was recently named the Dick Baumbach PR Pro of the Year by the Space Coast Chapter. She demonstrated excellence in the public relations field and has gone above and beyond for FPRA.

The award is named after our founding member, Dick Baumbauch. Hemenway will be recognized at a formal ceremony in September.

Launched in 2016, LeadershipFPRA is a formal, year-long program designed to provide public relations professionals with the tools they need to become stronger leaders in their organizations, their communities, and FPRA.

Class members will participate in multiple intensive seminars focusing on topics ranging from leading and managing to government, law, and ethics.

Selection to the class is competitive, and only 12 individuals were accepted into this year’s class.

“We are thrilled that Abby will be representing the Space Coast in the next LeadershipFPRA class and congratulate her on being named our Dick Baumbach PR Professional of the Year,” said Autumn Shrum, Space Coast Chapter President.

“A seasoned public relations professional, Abby gives an incredible amount of her time and talent to our chapter. We are lucky to have her serving the association.”

“We are thrilled that Abby will be representing the Space Coast in the next LeadershipFPRA class and congratulate her on being named our Dick Baumbach PR Professional of the Year,” said Autumn Shrum, Space Coast Chapter President.

Hemenway has served as the Public Involvement Officer for SCTPO since 2017, developing and coordinating a public information program that promotes awareness and understanding of transportation planning, projects, and initiatives through proactive communication with the general public.

Prior to joining the SCTPO, she served as the Media and Content Coordinator for Brevard Public Schools, where she handled district-wide communications and media relations.

For additional information on the Space Coast of FPRA please contact Sara Shell, FPRA Space Coast Vice President of Communications at sshell@spaceflorida.gov.

Florida Public Relations Association is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida.

The organization’s 15 professional and 13 student chapters provide professional development, networking and recognition opportunities for nearly 1,200 members across the state.

FPRA is the nation’s oldest public relations organization, established by Lt. Col. John Dillin, APR, CPRC in 1938. For more information, visit www.fpra.org.

Abby Hemenway, right, was recently named the Dick Baumbach PR Pro of the Year by the Space Coast Chapter. She demonstrated excellence in the public relations field and has gone above and beyond for FPRA. (FRPA image)
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