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.


Marci Davis is the recipient of the June 2015 Chapter Champion Award for her long-time dedicated volunteer work with PRSA Georgia. Marci originally joined the Chapter in 2002 and took a hiatus a few years later when her children were young. She served on the Chapter’s Annual Conference Committee for the past two years and was responsible for helping with Conference promotions including updating website content, drafting copy for weekly and other eblasts, and brainstorming with the committee on creative ways to generate interest and attendance at the conference. This was not her first time helping with the Chapter’s big event; Marci also served on the Annual Conference Committee in its early days in 2007. In addition, she was Editor-in-Chief for The PRactitioner, the semi-annual, award-winning magazine published by the Georgia Chapter from 2004 - 2006.

"I decided to become involved with the Georgia Chapter after making a career change from broadcast news to public relations and wanted to understand the strategies and tactics from another perspective. It’s even more important now that I operate in the technical arena of the A/E/C industry (architecture/ engineering/construction). Volunteering with the Georgia Chapter has also given me the opportunity to expand my skills on projects that aren’t part of my typical routine, and the connections are invaluable. I know I can reach out to other PR professionals on short notice to get help and advice.”

Marci is Manager, Infrastructure and Strategic Communications at Jacobs Engineering and currently works directly with several Atlanta area utility clients developing and implementing strategic communications to help engage local communities affected by infrastructure programs. Prior to working in the consulting engineering industry, Marci worked in the financial and nonprofit sectors and got her start in broadcast journalism. She earned a BA in Journalism from the University of Georgia.


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
Becca Dill
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
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
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.