The Order of the Phoenix

2023 Order of the Phoenix Nominations are Now Open

PRSA Georgia’s highest honor, induction into the Order of the Phoenix, was created in 1986 to honor distinguished public relations professionals for their career achievements, significant contributions in the field of public relations and exemplary community service. Chapter members inducted into the Order of the Phoenix also enter the Georgia PRSA Hall of Fame, created in 1988 by the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at The University of Georgia in cooperation with PRSA Georgia.

Do you know a PRSA Georgia member who has had a remarkable public relations career of more than 20 years and has been an outstanding member of the Chapter and community? If so, now is the time to nominate him or her for the Order of the Phoenix, a program honoring long-practicing public relations professionals for exemplary careers and dedication to the Chapter. Nominations close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15. Specific guidelines and an online submission form are available on the PRSA Georgia website.

Announcing our 2022 Order of the Phoenix Inductee:

Our 2022 Order of the Phoenix inductee is Elyse Hammett, APR, Fellow PRSA, vice president, marketing and communications, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. Elyse joined the Community Foundation in 2015 after serving the Foundation for seven years as a client from her marketing PR firm, Eos.

Earlier in her career, Elyse honed her skills at Emory Healthcare and BellSouth where she helped transform and reimagine both brands until changing her seat to the agency side of the desk in 2007. From this seat, Elyse served Fortune firms including AT&T, Centex Homes, Disney On Ice, Feld Entertainment and HD Supply.

Elyse was inducted in the 2022 class of the PRSA National College of Fellows and co-chairs the accreditation committee of PRSA’s board after serving as our chapter president in 2017. She also serves on the advisory board of the Junior League of Atlanta and holds various board-level responsibilities for COMMA, CFON, CFPAI and The Communications Network, all associations focused on education for communicators serving neighbors and communities.