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.

Kristy Wilson, APR is the recipient of the April 2014 Chapter Champion Award for her dedicated volunteer work with PRSA Georgia. She has been a member of the Accreditation Committee for three years and served as the committee co-chair during 2013. She also taught APR classes as part of the chapter's JumpStart program and served as an APR panelist for those seeking their accreditation. In addition, she served on the Silent Auction Committee in 2010. She became a member of PRSA Georgia in 2009.

"I've been a member of PRSA since I joined the student chapter in Tallahassee, Florida, in 1995," said she said. "I knew that joining the PRSA Georgia chapter when I moved to Atlanta in 2008 would help me connect with local professionals in my new community and continue learning in an industry that continues to change rapidly."

Wilson is a senior vice president and 15-year veteran with FleishmanHillard, where she has worked with Fortune 500 clients in a variety of industries including financial services, telecommunications and energy. She currently leads national, integrated campaigns for financial services company USAA. Prior to joining FH, Wilson was a member of Sprint's public affairs team in Florida and worked with an advertising agency in Tallahassee. She earned her bachelor's in communication from Florida State University and was accredited in public relations in 2009.


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
Carol Galbreath
Chris Giallanza
Karen Powers Haggerty
Elyse Hammett, APR
Ada Hatzios
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
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.