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.

Mikey Mooney is the recipient of the June, 2016 Chapter Champion Award for his dedicated volunteer work with PRSA Georgia. He has served on the Chapter’s Annual Conference Committee for the past two years. His work with committee has included assisting with program planning and arranging speakers for the 10th Annual Conference in 2015, as well as soliciting and coordinating sponsorships for this year’s Annual Conference in April. Mikey also served on the Planning Committee for the 2015 PRSA International Conference in Atlanta, handling local media relations efforts.

“When I joined the Georgia Chapter a few years ago, my hope was to network with and learn from this large collective of incredible communications professionals. By actually getting involved with the Chapter over the past few years, I’ve had the opportunity to work directly with some enormously talented people and have grown in my own career more than I could have possibly predicted.”

Mikey is a senior account executive in the Atlanta office of Poston Communications, a PR firm that serves businesses in highly regulated industries. Since joining the agency in February 2013, Mikey has led client teams to develop and implement strategic communications plans for media relations campaigns, corporate rebrands, internal communications, crisis management, building online and social media presence and integrated marketing efforts. His clients include national law firms, tech startups, financial services institutions and other professional services providers. Before joining Poston Communications, Mikey earned his master’s degree from Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia, where he concentrated in public relations and advertising. He also earned his undergraduate degree from UGA with a major in advertising and a minor in philosophy.

Previous Recipients

Mousa Ackall
Deanna Anderson, APR
Rosalind Barnes Fowler
Whitney Ellis Boudreaux
Jim Brams
Lindsay Cameron
Ann Cave
Sarah Cannon
Angie Champsaur, APR
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
Victoria Lightfoot
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
Lisa Bigazzi Tilt
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.