Chapter Champion Award

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.

PRSA Georgia Chapter’s May Chapter Champion is Rebecca “Becky” Ayer, in recognition of her role leading the Social Media Committee. A Chapter member since 2019, Becky stepped up last Summer to support social media efforts, and her accomplishments led to her being asked to Co-Chair the committee for 2021. In this role she helps lead committee efforts to craft and deliver social media content that builds engagement with members and Chapter partners, while promoting the value of PRSA Georgia’s professional development and networking opportunities. Becky credits the mentorship of her University of Georgia colleague, Sue Myers Smith, for making the transition into this leadership position such an easy one. 

“As a PR professional in a small shop, PRSA Georgia plays a large part in helping me stay relevant in my field,” Becky said. “As a volunteer, I’ve enjoyed the many opportunities I’ve had to connect with and learn from talented PR peers in disciplines beyond my own. Being able to donate my talents to promote this great organization is one way to I can pay it forward.”

Becky has over 20 years of experience developing internal and external communication campaigns promoting research and instruction in higher education. She currently serves as the Digital Communications Coordinator for the University of Georgia College of Public Health, where she streamlines and amplifies the College’s strategic messages, news storytelling and internal communication for the College’s digital platforms. She has implemented strategies to support student recruitment and engagement through social media marketing and web platforms, and her application of digital communication best practices has resulted in key public health organizations taking note. Becky earned her B.S. in biology, A.B. in comparative literature and Master of Mass Communication from the University of Georgia.

Nomination Process

  • E-mail the following nomination information to Denise Grant at
    • 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.