Denise Grant to retire after 38 years of Chapter service, Board selects Victoria Stanton as new Chapter Administrator
Hello, Chapter members!
I hope you and your loved ones are staying well as we savor the last few days of summer. Our Chapter is also entering a new season, which brings important updates and exciting news to share with you.
Our dedicated and treasured Chief Operating Officer Denise Grant has decided to retire from her work with PRSA Georgia on September 30. Denise has been the face of our organization for an incredible 38 years, and many of us have been privileged to not only work with her, but also become dear friends. Affectionately known as “Den Mother Denise,” she has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on our Chapter as well as on our personal and professional lives.
As you might imagine, her contributions are impossible to sum up in this note, but know that we have plans for her wonderful tribute at our Awards Celebration on November 17 at the Cobb Energy Centre. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to celebrate Denise and come together as a Chapter community!
As we announced last year and stated in our 2021 strategic plan, we have been preparing for this change by putting a new Chapter Administrator role in place to manage our operations. It’s also given us an opportunity to redefine this role to best fit the needs of our Chapter. After a lengthy search, interview process and approval by our Board of Directors, we are pleased to announce that Victoria Stanton has been contracted for this role effective September 7.
Victoria brings a fantastic blend of experience and skill that will greatly benefit the Chapter. She ran a freelance bookkeeping and tax preparation business that evolved into consulting work helping small businesses operate more efficiently. In her civic engagement work and non-profit board experience, she has managed major events, fundraised and worked closely with volunteers. A native New Yorker, Victoria has made a home in Canton with her husband and three children.
To no one’s surprise, Denise is fully committed – along with our Chapter leadership – to helping Victoria successfully onboard over the next few weeks and show her all the wonderful things that make PRSA Georgia and its members so great.
Victoria is very excited and energized to work with all of you. Feel free to connect with her on LinkedIn and send her a welcome note at firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll also have a chance to meet her virtually at our State of the Chapter meeting on October 7 when we’ll vote for our 2022 Board slate.
To say the last 18 months have challenged us to do things differently is an understatement. However, this change is one more example of the exciting, new opportunities to strengthen and sustain our Chapter – and more importantly, help deliver more value to you!
I want to thank the Board for their tremendous leadership, input and consideration through this important change. My heartfelt thanks also go to Denise for her friendship, grace and long-standing dedication to PRSA Georgia.
And, thank you for being a PRSA Georgia member!
To our continued success,
Karen Karen Cole
President, PRSA Georgia