PRSA Georgia Announced 2013 Chapter Award Winners at the Annual Awards Celebration
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Posted by: Leslie Wagner
PRSA Georgia awarded the 2013 Chapter Awards at the Annual Awards Celebration on November 7, 2013.
Luminary Star Award
This award for achievement in public relations recognizes a Chapter member with 13 - 19 years of experience who has demonstrated significant leadership and made contributions to the profession of public relations through work experience, Chapter involvement and community activities.
J. Michael Neumeier, APR
Principal, Arketi Group
Neumeier, APR has nearly 20 years’ experience in public relations, marketing
and analyst relations. He was on the PR News 2003 15-to-Watch list, named the
2013 Technology PR Professional of the Year by the Public Relations Society of
America (PRSA), was inducted to the National PRSSA Hall of Fame in 2010 and is
a past President of the PRSA|GA chapter.
is co-owner and Principal of Arketi Group, a PR and digital marketing agency
for BtoB technology companies. Previously, he served as director of media and
analyst relations for Interland, and has also served as a PR and marketing
executive for two large independent marketing and PR agencies, as the director
of news services for Mercer University, and as a writer at the University of
Florida’s Health Science Center. Mike is Accredited in Public Relations (APR)
and has earned more than 60 industry awards, including a PRSA Bronze Anvil for
architecting a demand-creation program resulting in a $13 million increase in
has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Relations from the University of
Florida and was the National President of PRSSA a LONG TIME ago…
Shining Star Award
This award for achievement in public relations recognizes a Chapter member with six to 12 years of experience who has demonstrated significant leadership and made contributions to the profession of public relations through work experience, Chapter involvement and community activities.
Kent Landers, APR
Group Director - Corporate Media Relations, The Coca-Cola Company
Landers, APR, is Group Director – Corporate Media Relations for The Coca-Cola
Company. Kent is responsible for overseeing global media relations strategy
with a particular focus on telling the Company’s global growth story as it
works to achieve its 2020 Vision of doubling system revenues during this
decade. Before joining Coke, he served for 13 years in key communications roles
at Delta Air Lines and prior to that as an account executive at Thompson &
Baker Public Relations in Memphis, Tenn.
has held many leadership roles in the Chapter. A former PRSSA national
president, he has had a notable impact with collegiate relations. He
established a collegiate learning grant for PRSSA leaders and oversaw the
publication of the first handbook for PRSSA Georgia faculty
advisers. He is a national co-chairman for the Champions for PRSSA and in 2004
was inducted into the National PRSSA Hall of Fame. His service to the Chapter
also includes chairing the accreditation committee and his current role as
graduate of the University of Tennessee-Martin, Kent and his wife, Elizabeth,
have one son, Nathaniel.
Rising Star Award
This award for achievement in public relations recognizes a Chapter member with five years or less experience who has demonstrated significant leadership and made contributions to the profession of public relations through work experience, Chapter involvement and community activities.
Communications Specialist, Novelis, Inc.
Laura Dudebout is a communications specialist at Novelis,where she coordinates internal and external communications for the company’s North American business. Previously,Laura served as an account executive for Wilbert News Strategies and as public relations coordinator for Sustainable Atlanta. Laura graduated from Miami University with a degree in strategic communications and minor in business management.
A PRSA member since 2010, Laura served as the co-chair of the Chapter’s Sponsorship committee for two years andwas instrumental in developing sponsorship programs. In addition, she has served on the Annual Conference planning committee for the past three years.