Chapter Champion Award

PRSA Georgia's Chapter Champions

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. 

 

John Walker is the recipient of the August 2018 Chapter Champion Award for his longtime volunteer work with PRSA Georgia.  A 20-year-member of PRSA, John served as Membership Chair, on the Board of Directors and as an officer, prior to becoming Chapter President in 2007. During his presidency, the Chapter grew to become the second largest chapter in the U.S. – a distinction that still exits. Since serving as president of the chapter, John has served locally as a Georgia Chapter Assembly Delegate, co-chair of Leader Board and a member of the Strategic Planning committee, and nationally as a member of Advocacy Committee and a Silver Anvil judge.

 
“My involvement in PRSA Georgia has provided countless opportunities to grow as a professional and learn from many wonderfully talented and committed professionals,” he says. “After more than two decades, I’m still learning and engaging in the chapter’s future success.Through PRSA Georgia, I’ve been able to grow professionally and cultivate a rock-solid, life-long network from my involvement in the Chapter.”

John is the Founder and Managing Partner of Chirp where he leads the B2B technology agency’s client success and overall growth. Prior to founding Chirp, John was vice president of marketing communications at Syniverse and previously served in a global leadership role at Edelman. John earned a Bachelor of Professional Accounting from Mississippi State University and a Master of Business Administration in international marketing from Rollins College.

 

Previous Recipients

Mousa Ackall
Cristina Anderson
Deanna Anderson, APR
Rachel Barclay
Rosalind Barnes Fowler
Caitlyn Blizzard
Whitney Ellis Boudreaux
Jim Brams
Julie Broshar
Lindsay Cameron
Karen Caro
Ann Cave
Sarah Cannon
Angie Champsaur, APR
Sally Corbett
Ray Crockett, APR
Liz Chilla
Angie Clawson
Kellye Crane
Connie Crumbley
Jamie Cwalinski
Marci Davis
Julie Turner Davis
Tacey Derenzy
Becca Dill
Laura Dudebout
Mark Dvorak, APR
Kirk Englehardt
Debbie Fitzgerald
Ashley Fulmer, APR
Sarah Funderburk
Roszell Gadson, APR
Carol Galbreath
Cama Gebhart
Chris Giallanza
Daniel Groce
Karen Powers Haggerty
Elyse Hammett, APR
Ada Hatzios
Nicole Henderson
Kristina Heuman
Neil Hirsch, APR
Justine Holcomb, APR
Tim Hussey, APR
Caroline Sanfilippo Huston
Alison Ilg
Paige Janco, APR
Whitney Jinks
Matthew Johnson
David Jones
Cindi Kurczewski
Mitch Leff
Victoria Lelash
Victoria Lightfoot
Jennifer Lob
Stephen Loudermilk
Mary Rose Macaranas
Michael Manning, APR
Katherine Mason
Michael McCullough
Victoria Barksdale McGhee, APR
Gary McKillips, APR, Fellow PRSA
Simone McKinney
Lynn Harris Medcalf, MA, APR
Therese Minella, APR
Ruth Mitcham
Mikey Mooney
Lisa Newbern
Kimberly Nogi
Helga Ojinmah
Elizabeth Olmstead
Kritin Parrish
Becky Peterson
Jacqueline Petty
Michelle Potter
Lauren Powers
Joe Quimby, APR
Eminah Quintyne
Jessica Riley
Rocio Rivera, APR
Wayne Roberts
Jason Rollins, APR
Don Rountree
Elizabeth Salter
Morgan Sapp
Jenny Schmitt
Kelsey Schmitt
Melissa Smith
Monica Brosman Smith
Stephanie Stinn
Alyssa Thys
Lisa Bigazzi Tilt
Natalie Tindall, Ph.D.
Alison Tyrer
Jackie Tyson
Ed Van Herik
Meera Venkatraman
Dave Watson
Malika White
Kristy Wilson, APR
Nancy Wood, APR, Fellow, PRSA

Nomination Process

  • E-mail the following nomination information to Denise Grant at denise.grant@prsageorgia.org:
    • Name of nominee
    • Company and title of nominee
    • E-mail and phone number
    • Reason for nomination
    • Nominator's name and contact information
  • Nomination deadline for each month's Chapter Champion is the Thursday following the current month's luncheon.
  • Award is presented on a monthly basis, or as appropriate, at the monthly luncheon meeting and featured in the following week's e-mail to members.
  • Note that current Chapter leaders are eligible with the caveat that the recognition is not based on activities as designated by their position.
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