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.

A successful chapter runs on the talents of its volunteers. The Chapter Champion Award recognizes the hard work of our dedicated members. All PRSA Georgia Chapter members who go above and beyond as Chapter volunteers are eligible. The Chapter Champion Award is presented at the Chapter’s monthly luncheon meeting.

 

Alyssa Thys is the recipient of the May 2018 Chapter Champion Award for her dedicated volunteer work with PRSA Georgia.  She co-chaired the Chapter’s College Relations track of the recent Annual Conference for professionals and students. In this role, she led student outreach, worked to blend valuable student programming into the professional conference, and helped restructure the conference’s sponsorship packages. Previously, she co-lead the student relations team of the College Relations committee, which organized the Real World PR conference for students. At the national level, Alyssa was the chair of mentorship for the PRSA New Professionals Section for two years. She also moderated a panel at the 2015 PRSSA National Conference in Atlanta.

“I credit PRSA Georgia with presenting me almost every opportunity that changed my career, starting with the first Real World PR conference I attended as a grad student.,” Alyssa says. “I stay involved to give back to an organization that offers so much to its members and aspiring PR professionals.”

Alyssa is the communications manager at Beazer Homes, where she leads internal communications and company storytelling. She graduated from Agnes Scott College with a degree in creative writing. Alyssa went on to earn an M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Georgia, where she was president of the John E. Drewry Chapter of PRSSA, the largest in the nation.

 

Previous Recipients

Mousa Ackall
Cristina Anderson
Deanna Anderson, APR
Rachel Barclay
Rosalind Barnes Fowler
Caitlyn Blizzard
Whitney Ellis Boudreaux
Jim Brams
Lindsay Cameron
Karen Caro
Ann Cave
Sarah Cannon
Angie Champsaur, APR
Sally Corbett
Ray Crockett, APR
Liz Chilla
Angie Clawson
Kellye Crane
Connie Crumbley
Jamie Cwalinski
Marci Davis
Julie Turner Davis
Tacey Derenzy
Becca Dill
Laura Dudebout
Mark Dvorak, APR
Kirk Englehardt
Debbie Fitzgerald
Ashley Fulmer, APR
Sarah Funderburk
Roszell Gadson, APR
Carol Galbreath
Cama Gebhart
Chris Giallanza
Daniel Groce
Karen Powers Haggerty
Elyse Hammett, APR
Ada Hatzios
Nicole Henderson
Kristina Heuman
Neil Hirsch, APR
Justine Holcomb, APR
Tim Hussey, APR
Caroline Sanfilippo Huston
Alison Ilg
Paige Janco, APR
Whitney Jinks
Matthew Johnson
David Jones
Cindi Kurczewski
Mitch Leff
Victoria Lelash
Victoria Lightfoot
Jennifer Lob
Stephen Loudermilk
Mary Rose Macaranas
Michael Manning, APR
Katherine Mason
Michael McCullough
Victoria Barksdale McGhee, APR
Gary McKillips, APR, Fellow PRSA
Simone McKinney
Lynn Harris Medcalf, MA, APR
Therese Minella, APR
Ruth Mitcham
Mikey Mooney
Lisa Newbern
Kimberly Nogi
Helga Ojinmah
Elizabeth Olmstead
Kritin Parrish
Becky Peterson
Jacqueline Petty
Michelle Potter
Lauren Powers
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 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.
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