Chapter Champion Award

PRSA Georgia's Chapter Champions

This award recognizes PRSA Georgia members who have gone the extra mile in service to the Chapter. The award is presented on a monthly basis, or as appropriate. Eligibility for the award includes all Georgia Chapter members who go above and beyond the call of duty as a Chapter volunteer.

Angie Champsaur, APR is the recipient of the January 2016 Chapter Champion Award for her dedicated volunteer work with PRSA Georgia. She served on the Chapter’s Accreditation Committee and is a committee co-chair for 2016. As part of the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations team in 2014-2015, she helped pilot a marketing campaign to promote the new Certificate program offered by PRSA National. This program allows college seniors to study for and obtain the Certificate in Public Relations through PRSA, a precursor to the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) credential. The teams’ efforts increased awareness among Georgia students about the Certificate and how they can set themselves apart from the competition upon graduation.  Most recently, Angie also helped coordinate an APR Boot Camp during the PRSA 2015 International Conference in Atlanta this past November.

“I decided to become involved with the Georgia Chapter because it fosters the advancement of our profession in every way,” said Angie. “It’s a great organization to plug in to and benefit from, whether it’s learning about the latest industry trends or connecting with local, leading PR professionals. I’ve made some impactful connections and friendships that I will grow for years to come. We have such a strong chapter, and it’s rewarding to volunteer and give back what I have also gained.”   

Angie is a field public relations manager for global staffing firmRobert Half, where she oversees media relations and communication strategies for the organization’s various brands across 10 states. With nearly 15 years of experience in public relations and communications, she has worked in the digital media, television, government and non-profit sectors, including her previous role as media relations specialist for Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) to connect the media and the military serving worldwide. Angie holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Jacksonville State University and was accredited in public relations in 2014.

Previous Recipients

Mousa Ackall
Deanna Anderson, APR
Rosalind Barnes Fowler
Whitney Ellis Boudreaux
Jim Brams
Lindsay Cameron
Ann Cave
Sarah Cannon
Sally Corbett
Ray Crockett, APR
Liz Chilla
Angie Clawson
Kellye Crane
Connie Crumbley
Jamie Cwalinski
Marci Davis
Tacey Derenzy
Becca Dill
Laura Dudebout
Mark Dvorak, APR
Kirk Englehardt
Debbie Fitzgerald
Ashley Fulmer, APR
Sarah Funderburk
Roszell Gadson, APR
Carol Galbreath
Chris Giallanza
Karen Powers Haggerty
Elyse Hammett, APR
Ada Hatzios
Nicole Henderson
Kristina Heuman
Justine Holcomb, APR
Tim Hussey, APR
Caroline Sanfilippo Huston
Alison Ilg
Paige Janco, APR
David Jones
Cindi Kurczewski
Victoria Lelash
Jennifer Lob
Stephen Loudermilk
Mary Rose Macaranas
Michael Manning, APR
Katherine Mason
Michael McCullough
Victoria Barksdale McGhee, APR
Simone McKinney
Ruth Mitcham
Lisa Newbern
Kimberly Nogi
Helga Ojinmah
Elizabeth Olmstead
Kritin Parrish
Becky Peterson
Jacqueline Petty
Michelle Potter
Joe Quimby, APR
Eminah Quintyne
Jessica Riley
Rocio Rivera, APR
Wayne Roberts
Jason Rollins, APR
Don Rountree
Elizabeth Salter
Morgan Sapp
Jenny Schmitt
Kelsey Schmitt
Melissa Smith
Monica Brosman Smith
Stephanie Stinn
Natalie Tindall, Ph.D.
Alison Tyrer
Jackie Tyson
Ed Van Herik
Meera Venkatraman
Dave Watson
Malika White
Kristy Wilson, APR
Nancy Wood, APR, Fellow, PRSA

Nomination Process

  • E-mail the following nomination information to Denise Grant at
    • Name of nominee
    • Company and title of nominee
    • E-mail and phone number
    • Reason for nomination
    • Nominator's name and contact information
  • Nomination deadline for each month's Chapter Champion is the Thursday following the current month's luncheon.
  • Award is presented on a monthly basis, or as appropriate, at the monthly luncheon meeting and featured in the following week's e-mail to members.
  • Note that current Chapter leaders are eligible with the caveat that the recognition is not based on activities as designated by their position.