Earning the APR reinforced for me that although I was a sole practitioner in an association office, I still understood and practiced my profession with the same level of skill as “the big corporate boys.” Since I became APR while I was Chapter president, it gave other Chapter members confidence that they could earn the APR, too. When that first association position ended, having the APR gave me the confidence to open my own solo practice 21 years ago!
Diane Slaughter, APR, Fellow PRSA
Charleston, West Virginia
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