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.

Wayne Roberts is the recipient of the September, 2014 Chapter Champion Award for his dedicated volunteer work with PRSA Georgia. Wayne, who first joined the chapter in 1989, is currently serving on the Professional Development Committee and has been involved in determining the programming for this year's monthly meetings and seminars. He has also had a key role in the Chapter's Group Membership program by helping new group members assimilate into the fabric of PRSA Georgia.

"After a much too long hiatus, I was eager to reconnect with the Georgia Chapter because I missed contributing to an organization that has played an integral role in my professional development, especially soon after moving to Atlanta more than 25 years ago," he says. "Serving members by helping to organize topics of interest and guest speakers is my small way of giving back to PRSA in return for everything the chapter has done for me."

Wayne is Senior Vice President at Porter Novelli, where he works with clients including General Electric and Hewlett Packard. Wayne's career began in workplace communications with Digital Equipment, followed by Apple Computer and includes three technology start-ups. He holds a Master's in Mass Communications and an Honors Bachelor's in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario, where he serves on the school's graduate advisor committee. Wayne also has a Bachelor's in Industrial Relations from McGill University.

 

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
Tacey Derenzy
Laura Dudebout
Mark Dvorak, APR
Kirk Englehardt
Debbie Fitzgerald
Ashley Fulmer, APR
Sarah Funderburk
Carol Galbreath
Chris Giallanza
Karen Powers Haggerty
Elyse Hammett, APR
Ada Hatzios
Nicole Henderson
Justine Holcomb, APR
Tim Hussey, APR
Caroline Sanfilippo Huston
Alison Ilg
Paige Janco, APR
David Jones
Cindi Kurczewski
Victoria Lelash
Jennifer Lob
Stephen Loudermilk
Michael Manning, APR
Katherine Mason
Michael McCullough
Victoria Barksdale McGhee, APR
Simone McKinney
Ruth Mitcham
Lisa Newbern
Kimberly Nogi
Helga Ojinmah
Kritin Parrish
Becky Peterson
Jacqueline Petty
Joe Quimby, APR
Eminah Quintyne
Jessica Riley
Jason Rollins, APR
Elizabeth Salter
Morgan Sapp
Jenny Schmitt
Kelsey Schmitt
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 denise.grant@prsageorgia.org:
    • 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.