PRSA’s Georgia Chapter , the second-largest local chapter in the national society, consists of some 850 professionals throughout Georgia. Its mission is to enhance the profession, provide continuing education and offer networking opportunities for its members.
The Chapter has monthly meetings as well as eight Special Interest Groups (Corporate & Employee Communications, Healthcare, Independent Counselors, Leader Board, Nonprofit, Technology, Travel & Tourism, and Young Professionals) that meet at various times.
The Chapter supports nine PRSSA (student society) groups at the following colleges: Berry College, Clark Atlanta University, Georgia College & State University, Georgia State University, Georgia Southern University, Kennesaw State University, Savannah State University, University of Georgia (largest PRSSA chapter in the world), and University of West Georgia.
Elizabeth McMillan, APR, is director, Content Strategy at Fiserv, a leading global provider of financial services technology solutions. She is responsible for the creation, publication and governance of useful and usable marketing content.
Prior to joining Fiserv, Elizabeth spent 12 years at William Mills Agency, leaving as vice president of the nation’s largest independent public relations and marketing firm to the financial services industry. During that time, she excelled at developing and leading strategic public relations plans and social media initiatives for a wide variety of companies – startups to multi-billion dollar enterprises – with business goals varying from securing additional funding to attaining market leadership to becoming an attractive acquisition target.
Elizabeth also took an active role within William Mills Agency, spearheading the evolution of PR planning and client training processes as well as the exploration and execution of social media and marketing best practices.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Elizabeth earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism with a concentration in public relations. She is also recognized as Accredited in Public Relations, APR, by the Universal Accreditation Board, which she joined as a board member in 2011 and serves as vice-chair for today.
Elizabeth is an active member of the Georgia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA Georgia), having chaired several committees for the 800+ member organization and currently sitting on the board. She is also a recipient of chapter’s Shining Star Award.
Annette Filliat / Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Annette Filliat is director of public relations at Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), focusing on technology, arts and other specialized initiatives within the organization’s Academic Success outcome area. In this role, she manages public relations campaigns for programs and thought leadership initiatives within arts and innovation.
Annette is an award-winning public relations professional with 10 years of experience in agency, corporate and non-profit environments. Prior to BGCA, she served as press & public relations specialist, North America for Barco, Inc., a global high-tech company providing visualization solutions for the entertainment, healthcare and defense/aerospace industries. Before Barco, she was an account supervisor at Arketi Group, a high-tech business- to-business marketing and communications firm, where she managed integrated communications campaigns for a variety of technology clients, securing national media placements in TIME, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal.
Annette’s work has been featured in PR Week, BtoB Magazine and Oz Magazine, and she has earned more than 15 industry awards. She holds an Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and is active in the Georgia Chapter of PRSA, serving as co-chair of the Annual Conference. Annette earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Stetson University where she was named a presidential scholar.
Brandie Miner /Georgia REALTORS®
Brandie Miner is the Director of Communications and Marketing for the Georgia Association of Realtors, a position that she has held for 13 years. In her current role, Brandie manages all aspects of internal communications for the 27,000 member trade association and serves as Editor of Georgia Realtor magazine. Brandie is responsible for the Association’s media relations as well. Prior to her current position, Brandie served as Public Relations Manager for the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens.
In addition to PRSA, Brandie is also a member of the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE), and she is a charter member of the Shepherd Center Society. Brandie is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Consumer Journalism.