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’s August Chapter Champion is Jacob Jordan, in recognition of two years helping to lead the Annual Conference and his current role as Co-Chair of the Phoenix Awards committee. Jacob was on the Annual Conference speaker committee in 2020 and this year served as Co-Chair of the logistics committee for the first – and perhaps the last – virtual Annual Conference. His team made sure the technology and program ran smoothly while also engaging chat participation from speakers and attendees. For the Phoenix Awards he is part of a team that developed new Award categories and created more social, newsletter and website promotion and content.

“PRSA Georgia welcomed me with open arms when I entered the public relations industry after nearly two decades in news media,” Jacob said. “Because of that kindness, I have been fortunate to volunteer in the Chapter’s biggest events, learning from a talented group of leaders and PR practitioners.”

Jacob is assistant vice president for Corporate Communications for Wells Fargo & Co. in the Southeast U.S., leading internal, external and executive communications in the Atlanta market. He joined Wells Fargo in 2018 and in that same year his regional communications team won PRSA’s Silver Anvil award for its work on the Super Saturday/Days of Service volunteer campaign. He previously worked at The Associated Press as an award-winning editor, reporter and supervisor where he won the 2017 APME Deadline Reporting Award for immediate and urgent coverage of Pulse Nightclub massacre in Florida as well as the 2010 Polk Award and the APME Enterprise Reporting award as part the team that covered the Gulf oil spill. A native of South Carolina, Jacob is a graduate of the College of Charleston and received a bachelor’s degree in Communications with a concentration in Media Studies.

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.