Courtney James, APR, Earns Accreditation Designation

When it comes to Accreditation, PRSA Georgia takes the process seriously. If you’re thinking about pursuing the APR journey, take it from Courtney James, a newly Accredited professional, that you can start and complete the process, pandemic be damned. 

The APR Committee celebrated newly Accredited PRSA member Courtney James, APR, in November with a masked, in-person pinning celebration to acknowledge her wonderful accomplishment. 

About Courtney James, APR
Senior Manager, Communications and Public Relations, WestRock

Courtney James is the senior manager of Communications and Public Relations at WestRock, a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions. In her role, Courtney is responsible for leading Corporate Communications and Public Relations efforts in support of the company’s content strategy and business objectives.

Prior to her current role, Courtney served as manager of Corporate Communications for WestRock, where she led the strategic implementation of the company’s newsroom operations, including media relations activities. 

Prior to joining WestRock, Courtney served in various External Communications roles of increasing responsibility at North Carolina-based Food Lion (an Ahold Delhaize company). During her tenure, she co-developed the company’s two-time Silver Anvil Award-winning Food Lion Feeds corporate giving program. 

Courtney graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Communications with an Epley Certificate in = International Public Relations from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC). She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Georgia Chapter and earned her ] Accreditation in Publics Relations (APR) in 2020. She also supports WestRock’s Women + Allies Resource Group as communications chair.

Courtney grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. In her free time, she enjoys cycling, reading, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Please join us in congratulating Courtney James, APR. 

For all Georgia PRSA professionals who have five years of experience, we invite you to pursue Accreditation. Virtual winter Jumpstart classes start Feb.4, 2021. Sign up here.