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.

Michelle Potter is the recipient of the January, 2015 Chapter Champion Award for her dedicated volunteer work with PRSA Georgia.She has been involved with the Chapter’s Nonprofit Special Interest Group for several years and served as co-chair for two years. In addition, she participated on the Healthcare Special Interest Group Committee and the Chapter Awards Committee last year. For 2015, she is serving as co-chair of the Chapter Awards Committee.

"PRSA serves as a tremendous resource for PR professionals, and the Georgia Chapter has assisted me in numerous ways since joining in 2003,” she said. "The website’s career center listed postings that opened doors to two positions. Through participation in the Nonprofit and Healthcare SIGs, I learned best practices and industry trends. In addition, I received guidance from members of the Independent Counselors SIG when I started a consulting business.”

Michelle is the Marketing Communications Manager for Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates (AGA), the largest gastroenterology practice in the southeast with more than 45 offices and endoscopy centers. Prior to joining AGA, she worked for 15 years in the healthcare sector for government and nonprofit organizations and for five years served as a communications consultant for a variety of businesses including legal, financial services, insurance and real estate. She earned her bachelor’s in journalism from Baylor University in Texas.

 

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
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
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
Joe Quimby, APR
Eminah Quintyne
Jessica Riley
Wayne Roberts
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.