Susan Bennett, APR, CPRC, Earns Lifetime Achievement Award
Bennett was selected by the chapter's leadership based on her accomplishments within the public relations industry, her dedication to helping area non-profits, and her longevity in journalism and public relations.
The award is only rarely given when the chapter leadership believes it has a recipient that meets the criteria.
Bennett, an accredited and certified public relations professional with more than 50 years' experience in media, founded the Fort Myers-based company that carries her name in 1991. Since that time, Susan Bennett Marketing & Media, has become one of the most respected marketing firms in Florida with more than 200 awards from the Florida Public Relations Association, including the organization's highest honor, the Dick Pope All-Florida Golden Image Award, for the best public relations campaign in the state.
Susan Bennett Marketing & Media, L.C., is now celebrating its 30th anniversary with the announcement that it has now donated $2.5 million in in-kind professional services and cash contributions to area not-for-profit organizations and helped raise more than $70 million for fund-raising and capital campaigns during her career.
Susan Bennett Marketing & Media, L.C. has represented hundreds of businesses and non-profit organizations ranging from medical, banking, restaurants, and higher education to commercial enterprises, non-profit organizations and large public service events.
She is the founder of the "Grande Dames Tea" for the PACE Center for Girls, "Laughter Is the Best Medicine Comedy Night" for SalusCare, Inc., and the Founders' Society of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, among many others.
Susan Bennett Marketing & Media, L.C., is a full-service public relations and marketing firm offering innovative marketing and public relations campaigns, media relations, results-driven marketing analyses and plans, digital strategies, website and video development, and social media management.
Prior to opening her company, Bennett was a Gannett Co. executive, member of the launch team of USA TODAY and former marketing director, editor and reporter at The News-Press.
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Susan Bennett Marketing & Media, L.C.