On November 17th, PRSA Georgia gathered “Together Again” for their first in-person live awards event since 2019. The night was particularly special, as they awarded our very own media director, Rachel Cushing, as their 2021 Shining Star.

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Lisa Tilt, PRSA Georgia President-Elect and CEO of Full Tilt Consulting and Rachel Cushing, 2021 Shining Star.

Rachel has been an active member of PRSA Georgia since 2013 and has been a panelist for several PRSA Georgia Annual Conference sessions. She’s served on the College Relations Committee, and currently co-chairs the Annual Conference and Professional Development Committees. In 2020, she was named a PRSA Georgia Forty Under 40 Honoree and Chapter Champion, where she served as co-chair of the Annual Conference committee and helped execute the first-ever virtual PRSA Georgia Annual Conference.

A Shining Star is the best of the best PRSA Georgia members who have demonstrated leadership within the Chapter and the public relations profession, with eight to 15 years of experience. These nominations are submitted by PRSA Georgia members, with winners selected by a panel of judges.

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From left to right: 2021 Rising Star, Kristen Ellis; 2021 Shining Star, Rachel Cushing; 2021 Luminary Star, Kristie Swink Benson, APR

Rachel was accompanied by her fellow Chapter Award winners and had the opportunity to speak at the Awards Celebration.

“The most important part of our careers is not the award-winning campaigns we develop, not the clients we retain, or even the ROI we produce,” Rachel said. “But rather the relationships we build and how we choose to treat people we encounter in the workplace every day.

I believe our profession as communicators is made better by the examples of compassionate leadership and strong character displayed here tonight by my fellow honorees and the PRSA Georgia chapter at large. And that’s something we can all be proud of.”

Lenz is incredibly proud of Rachel, who has overseen media initiatives for 40+ brands for the past nine years at Lenz. If you would like to get in touch with her on any of your digital marketing needs, contact us today to learn more. 

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From left to right: Ricky Pattillo, Rachel Cushing, James Baynum, Anna Laura McGranahan, Mike Killeen, and Rae Steinberg.