ANGIE CHAMPSAUR OF GLOBAL STAFFING FIRM ROBERT HALF RECEIVES PRSA GEORGIA’S JANUARY CHAPTER CHAMPION AWARD
Angie Champsuar, APR is the recipient of the January 2016 Chapter Champion Award from the Georgia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) (prsageorgia.org). This award recognizes her dedicated volunteer work for the Georgia chapter.
Champsaur served on the Chapter’s Accreditation Committee and is a committee co-chair for 2016. As part of the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations team in 2014-2015, she helped pilot a marketing campaign to promote the new Certificate program offered by PRSA National. This program allows college seniors to study for and obtain the Certificate in Public Relations through PRSA, a precursor to the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) credential. Most recently, Champsaur helped to coordinate an APR Boot Camp during the PRSA 2015 International Conference in Atlanta this past November.
Champsaur is a field public relations manager for global staffing firm, Robert Half, where she oversees media relations and communication strategies for the organization’s various brands across 10 states. With nearly 15 years of experience in public relations and communications, she has worked in the digital media, television, government and non-profit sectors, Champsaur holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Jacksonville State University and was accredited in public relations in 2014.
“I decided to become involved with the Georgia Chapter because it fosters the advancement of our profession in every way,” said Champsaur. “It’s a great organization to plug in to and benefit from, whether it’s learning about the latest industry trends or connecting with local, leading PR professionals. I’ve made some impactful connections and friendships that I will grow for years to come. We have such a strong chapter, and it’s rewarding to volunteer and give back what I have also gained.”
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), the second-largest local chapter in the national society, 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 hosts regular monthly meetings and seminars, an Annual Conference for professionals and an annual Real World PR collegiate conference day.
The Chapter 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 eight PRSSA (student society) groups at the following colleges: Berry College (Rome), Columbus State University (Columbus), Georgia College & State University (Milledgeville), Georgia State University (Atlanta), Georgia Southern University (Statesboro), Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw), University of Georgia (Athens), and University of West Georgia (Carrollton).