The Drewry Chapter of PRSSA, named after Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s first dean, John E. Drewry, was founded at the University of Georgia as a Beta chapter in 1969. The Drewry Chapter is the largest in the nation with more than 250 members. Kim Landrum is the current faculty advisor and Lynn Medcalf serves as the professional advisor. The national organization is PRSSA and the parent chapter is PRSA Georgia.
Kim works closely with the executive board to oversee the operations of the chapter and ensure its continued success. She also teaches Graphic Communication and Advertising Message Strategy at the Grady School of Journalism.
Director of Internal Communications
Allie is in charge of ensuring chapter communications are as transparent and efficient as possible, and she keeps the executive board in-the-loop and on-task. She is from Chicago and is a huge Chicago Bulls fan.
Director of Finance
Brooke is in charge of everything monetary, from dues, to fundraising to reimbursements. She also studied abroad in Zimbabwe this summer and got to ride an elephant and play with orphaned lion cubs.
Riley's job is to plan, organize and lead all chapter meetings, manage the executive board and act as the liaison between UGA PRSSA and its parent chapters. She is also a huge Harry Potter nerd and studied abroad in Oxford, UK.
Director of Member Relations
Anna Alyssa oversees the continued value of our membership and ensures that our members stay informed. She is also quite the daredevil and went cliff diving in Banff, Canada when she was 11.
Jensen is the editor-in-chief of our publication, the Precedent, and assists in the production and distribution of promotional materials. She is also the Brand Manager for a start-up freelance marketing company.
Claire is responsible for overseeing all eight of our committees, acting as liaison between the committee leads and executive board, and making sure the chapter is running smoothly. She was also born in Singapore!
Digital Media Director
Stephanie maintains the chapter's online presence and is in charge of overseeing the social media committee, managing the social media accounts, the blog and the website. She is also a major Game of Thrones nerd.
Public Relations Director
Savannah oversees the publicity committee and is in charge of promoting our chapter and its events, whether it is designing and distributing flyers or crafting press releases. She is also in the process of writing a book.