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What’s Happening with PRSA Tampa Bay Chapter Members?

June 18, 2013

Kim Livengood

Kim Livengood has been promoted to Director of PR & Events at Tervis. Livengood joined the company three years ago and has worn many marketing hats; the past year Livengood has been able to focus on PR where she has generated millions of print,  on-line and broadcast impressions, including a segment on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer. Prior to Tervis, Livengood co-owned and operated a boutique hotel with her husband in Downtown Sarasota, a fashion forward women’s clothing store and a monthly free magazine. She graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Magazine Journalism with a minor in Theatre.

Tervis has been making fabulously fun, insulated drinkware right here in America since 1946. Tervis products are available at, Tervis company stores, and thousands of retailers nationwide.


Katy Parsons

ChappellRoberts’ account executive, Katy Parsons, APR, joins the select group of approximately 5,000 professionals throughout the United States who have earned accreditation from the Universal Accreditation Board.

As an accredited public relations professional, Parsons met one of the highest standards for the profession. This accreditation program is the only national post-graduate certification program for public relations. It rigorously tests knowledge of communications theory and its application, research, strategic planning, implementation, ethical conduct and evaluation. The process includes an extensive review panel and exam.

“To truly be an integrated advertising agency, it’s essential to employ proven experts in all disciplines,” said Colleen Chappell, APR, president and CEO of ChappellRoberts. “I’m incredibly proud that Katy was able to meet this significant career milestone and bring even more value to our clients as a result.”

Parsons joins three other accredited public relations practitioners at ChappellRoberts who provide important public relations leadership to clients. As an APR, she will join the team of accredited professionals in leading public relations strategies for clients such as Verizon Wireless, The Mosaic CompanyVerizon FiOS and Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation.

“Earning the APR reflects a mastery of the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to succeed in our increasingly complex profession,” said Susan G Barnes, APR, Fellow PRSA, 2013 chair of the Universal Accreditation Board. “Practitioners who achieve the designation are demonstrating their commitment not only to our profession, but also to a strong code of ethics and to the betterment of their organizations and clients.”

ChappellRoberts drives results with unexpected ideas for its clients through branding, advertising, public relations and marketing. Founded nearly 35 years ago, ChappellRoberts is located in Tampa’s historic Ybor City. For more information, go to


Jenny Fogle

B2 Communications announces that Jenny Fogle has joined the firm as account coordinator. After an extensive search, B2 found that Fogle’s experience, education and view of public relations fit well with B2’s approach to business.

Fogle most recently worked as marketing communications coordinator with the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio. She worked with news media and developed “owned media” content, such as for the museum’s social media channels, website, and publications. She also coordinated production of paid advertising and other informational materials. Her fulltime position with the museum grew from an internship in its public relations department.

Fogle graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s of arts in public affairs journalism and a minor in English. While pursuing her education, she wrote for The Ohio State University’s newspaper The Lantern and interned for Fox Toledo News. She is currently a member of the Tampa Bay chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

B2 Communications helps clients communicate with those that affect their organizations, creating and executing wide-ranging, client-specific programs that may include such professional communication services as: media relations, community/industry relations, direct outreach, content development, and message coaching. Some clients include: Colliers International Tampa Bay, Central & Southwest Florida; Sunstar Paramedics; Ybor City Development Corp.; Tampa Bay Championship; USAmeriBank; Ed Taylor Construction; M3 Accounting; Fisher & Phillips; and Arnstein & Lehr. For more information, visit

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