ROSZELL GADSON, APR, OF STATE FARM RECEIVES PRSA GEORGIA’S CHAPTER CHAMPION AWARD
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Posted by: Leslie Wagner
ATLANTA – July 17,
2015 – Roszell Gadson, APR, is the recipient of the July 2015 Chapter Champion
Award from the Georgia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (prsageorgia.org). This award recognizes his dedicated volunteer
work for the Chapter.
Gadson joined the PRSA Georgia Chapter in 2009 and has served
on the Chapter’s Membership Committee for more than two years. In addition, Gadson
has coordinated several PRSA in Your Neighborhood events, which offer after-hours
networking opportunities around the city for public relations professionals,
and he has served on the Chapter’s Professional Development Committee. Gadson
has also served as an APR (Accredited in Public Relations) mentor and Readiness
Review panelist to assist public relations practitioners pursuing the
According to Gadson,
PRSA is an outstanding resource for professionals. "I quickly learned the value
of being involved in professional organizations when I worked as a broadcast
journalist,” says Gadson. "As a public relations professional with State Farm,
the Georgia Chapter of PRSA has been a great resource, and I enjoy being
engaged with other industry professionals,” he says.
Gadson spent more
than a decade in various media markets around the country as a television news
reporter and anchor. For the past six years, he has worked in Public
Affairs with State Farm®, the nation’s largest home and auto
insurer, and is currently responsible for Media Relations in several
southeastern states. The Gadsden, AL, native holds Bachelor of
Arts degrees in both Broadcast Journalism and Psychology from the University of
Tennessee at Chattanooga and received his APR in 2010.
Because of this
type of volunteerism and commitment, the Georgia Chapter ranks as the
second-largest chapter in the nation and has been recognized for its best
membership practices among PRSA chapters across the country.
PRSA Georgia (prsageorgia.org) consists of more than 900
professionals throughout Georgia. Its mission is to enhance the profession,
provide continuing education and offer networking opportunities for its
members. The Chapter has regular monthly meetings and seminars, an Annual
Conference and annual Real World PR collegiate conference day.
includes eight Special Interest Groups (Corporate and Employee Communications,
Healthcare, Independent Counselors, Leader Board, Nonprofit, Technology, Travel
and Tourism, and Young Professionals) that meet at various times. It also
supports 10 PRSSA
(student society) groups at
the following colleges: Berry College (Rome), Clark Atlanta University
(Atlanta), Columbus State University (Columbus), Georgia College & State
University (Milledgeville), Georgia State University (Atlanta), Georgia
Southern University (Statesboro), Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw),
Savannah State University (Savannah), University of Georgia (Athens), and
University of West Georgia (Carrollton).
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