Rising Star Award

This award recognizes a newcomer to public relations for demonstrated leadership potential in his/her initial years in the profession and in PRSA Georgia. The nominee must be a member of PRSA Georgia of at least one year and active in the Chapter. The nominee’s 5 years or less experience excludes internships or part-time employment while working on a degree.

Ashley Biondich, Public Relations Manager, Phase 3 Marketing & Communications

Since graduating magna cum laude, with honors from the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication in December 2011, Ashley Biondich has been impressing supervisors, clients and colleagues. A public relations manager at Phase 3 Marketing & Communications, Ashley provides strategic communications counsel with a healthy dose of positivity and verve. She is developing a diverse skill set partnering with B2B and B2C companies across a variety of industries.  
Ashley eagerly seeks new opportunities that will contribute to her professional growth. As such, she is a skilled communicator with public relations and marketing experience spanning content strategy, event planning and management, media relations, social media and writing. Prior to joining Phase 3, Ashley worked at Arketi Group, a local B2B technology agency.   In addition to her accomplishments as a young public relations professional, Ashley has contributed significantly to PRSA Georgia. She currently serves as the co-chair for the Young Professionals Special Interest Group and is a member of the membership committee. Under her leadership – along with her co-chair – the Young Professionals SIG has doubled in size over the past two years.
In addition, she has developed and implemented procedures for the group, leading to improved efficiencies. Ashley’s public relations acumen, her work ethic, and her proven leadership abilities are hallmarks of her rising personal brand.  
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Previous Rising Star Award winners:

  • Kelsey Schmitt
  • Morgan Sapp
  • Sarah McLean Cannon
  • Malika White
  • Karen Cole
  • Rachel Hadley
  • Erin Steele
  • Eric Glass
  • Neil E. Hirsch
  • Kim Englehardt
  • Heather O'Dell
  • Mary Sue Easmeil
  • Patti Lucas
  • Leslie Wagner
  • Chad C. Boyd
  • Michelle Campomanes Weese
  • Christine McManus, APR
  • Julia Brasfield
  • Kelly Frommer
  • Sandy Jones Manafi
  • Karen Haggerty
  • Sherry D. Jenkins
  • Lisa R. Dudley