Geri A. Evans, APR, Fellow PRSA
Geri Evans, APR, Fellow PRSA, is an award-winning public relations professional, public speaker, writer, consultant, and educator with experience in the corporate, academic, non-profit, and association arenas. For the past 17 years Evans has been president of her own public relations firm, specializing in helping organizations and individuals create and present persuasive and powerful messages. Her clients are organizationally diverse, but with a common need: to tell their story in a clear and compelling way.
Prior to this business venture, Geri was vice president of public relations for the Florida Hospital Association (FHA) for four years where she was responsible for external communications, media relations, member relations, and communication support for state and federal advocacy issues. She also was the executive director of the Florida Society of Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing, the Hospital Safety and Security professional membership group, and the state board of the auxiliaries and volunteers.
Before joining FHA, Geri served as the director of public relations for a boutique hotel chain in Orlando, taught communications at the college level on a full-time or part-time basis for over 25 years, was a special features and sports editor for three years, and served as a public speaking and writing coach to professionals from many industries. She also developed and taught an award-winning reading program for at-risk middle school students, a program that continues today. She is nationally published.
A popular seminar and keynote presenter, Geri speaks on topics such as powerful presentations, volunteer leadership, gender communication, professional attitude, business etiquette, and personal strategic planning.
- Current Job: President, Evans PR Group
- PRSA Chapter: Orlando Regional Chapter