PRSA News

Chapter Chat: Ronna Charles

Ronna Charles grew up surrounded by storytellers. Her great grandfather, maternal and paternal grandfathers, and uncles told amazing stories about driving through the South during the Jim Crow era. About serving in the military in Cold War Germany. And simply surviving the swamps of Florida and Texas as Black men. Each story made her feel […]

Michelle Geiger, APR, Earns Accreditation Designation

The APR Committee celebrated Michelle Geiger, APR, with a “drive by” pinning to acknowledge her wonderful accomplishment. “I chose to pursue my APR as a professional growth opportunity,” said Michelle Geiger, APR. Preparing for the panel presentation and exam helped me enhance my knowledge and strengthen the professional skills I had developed throughout my career. […]

Chapter Chat: John Walker

After finishing up business school and moving to Atlanta to take on his first professional position with one of world’s leading PR agencies, John Walker sought deeper and more meaningful PR learning and classwork. So, he promptly joined PRSA Georgia, diving straight into the Chapter’s membership experience and earning leadership roles, including serving as president. […]

Chapter Chat: Wendy Hsiao

Wendy Hsiao is always prepared for the unexpected. That may sound like an oxymoron of sorts, but this seasoned PR pro knows how to make lemonade when life throws her lemons. While colleagues are often amused that her purse is loaded down with extra items – being prepared comes in handy on her job as […]

Chapter Chat: Kent Kimes

Kent Kimes is a PR professional and storytelling ninja who wields words with impact and influence. His writing chops come as no surprise since Kent entered the world of public relations following an impressive 20-year journalism career. Most recently, Kent was a senior staff writer for the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA), where he […]

Chapter Chat: James L. Anderson

James L. Anderson has always been passionate about the arts and combined with his love for media and entertainment, this zeal has guided his incredible career trajectory. His first role post-college was as a production assistant with the Carsey-Werner Company, working on two landmark sitcoms of the ‘80s and early ‘90s – “The Cosby Show” […]

Chapter Chat: Jasmine Gurley

Jasmine Gurley has been a doer since she was a five-year-old living outside of Washington D.C. helping her mom with DIY projects around the house and imagining herself working at the local lumberyard. So it’s only fitting that she’s currently employed by the Atlanta-based home improvement retail giant whose tagline is: “How doers get more […]

Chapter Chat: Neil Hirsch, APR

Neil Hirsch, APR, had visions of becoming the next Dan Rather, Tom Brokaw or Peter Jennings. Set on studying journalism at the University of Georgia, that plan shifted the summer after his freshman year when he landed a public relations internship at an Atlanta hospital system. He fell in love with PR and never looked […]

COVID-19 Member Impact Poll: 95% of Survey Respondents Say Coronavirus Poses a Large Threat to the U.S. Economy

PRSA Georgia recently conducted a survey to learn how COVID-19 is affecting the PR industry in Georgia. The survey included responses from 115 PRSA Georgia members who work in the following settings: corporate (37%), independent counselors (18%), higher education (15%), agency (12%), government (9%), and non-profits (9%). PR professionals in Georgia are predicting a dismal […]