lic relations firm: Deanne Roberts & Associ-
dations, values and core beliefs by which
ates, which later became ChappellRoberts.
Roberts lived her life, according to the firm’s
“Roberts was a very impressive person. She was a single mom and she started her own business when there was discrimination
website. It is a company that has been and will continue to offer internships as well as to be an employer for USF students.
against women within public relations, in par-
“She made it clear that they would take interns
ticular,” said Edward Friedlander, USF profes-
even if it was inconvenient at the time,” said
sor and friend of sixteen years.
ChappellRoberts was built on the strong foun-
Roberts was a chairperson of the Tampa
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