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.
Alyssa Thys is the recipient of the May 2018 Chapter Champion Award for her dedicated volunteer work with PRSA Georgia. She co-chaired the Chapter’s College Relations track of the recent Annual Conference for professionals and students. In this role, she led student outreach, worked to blend valuable student programming into the professional conference, and helped restructure the conference’s sponsorship packages. Previously, she co-lead the student relations team of the College Relations committee, which organized the Real World PR conference for students. At the national level, Alyssa was the chair of mentorship for the PRSA New Professionals Section for two years. She also moderated a panel at the 2015 PRSSA National Conference in Atlanta.
“I credit PRSA Georgia with presenting me almost every opportunity that changed my career, starting with the first Real World PR conference I attended as a grad student.,” Alyssa says. “I stay involved to give back to an organization that offers so much to its members and aspiring PR professionals.”
Alyssa is the communications manager at Beazer Homes, where she leads internal communications and company storytelling. She graduated from Agnes Scott College with a degree in creative writing. Alyssa went on to earn an M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Georgia, where she was president of the John E. Drewry Chapter of PRSSA, the largest in the nation.