Chapter Champion Award: July 2023, Chris Reinolds Kozelle

Congratulations to Chris Reinolds Kozelle, our July Chapter Champion! Within her first year of membership, she demonstrated unwavering commitment and engagement despite living outside the metro Atlanta area. She helps the social media committee through posts and graphics that leave a lasting impact on the Chapter’s online presence.

“Volunteering is a time commitment, but working with the PRSA social media committee is so worth it,” Chris said. “They have been welcoming and really work as a cohesive team getting the word out about numerous events and resources for Chapter members. I’ve also enjoyed forging relationships with PRSA members on other teams. It’s a great community of professionals.”

Chris has served as Public Relations Director at Berry College in Rome, Georgia, since 2010. She provides strategic direction for internal and external communications, including issues management and crisis communications. Thanks to Georgia’s booming film industry, she also oversees commercial filming on the world’s largest and (most beautiful) college campus. Before joining Berry, Chris worked as a journalist for more than two decades at major metro news organizations across the Midwest and the South. She has a B.S. in journalism from the University of Kansas.