ATLANTA – July, 2019 – Cookerly announced that agency President Stephen Brown, APR, has been elected to PRSA’s (Public Relations Society of America) prestigious National College of Fellows, the highest accolade bestowed by the organization. This honorary organization is comprised of 350 active senior professionals and educators nationwide, each of whom has left a significant footprint on the public relations profession.
Agency CEO Carol Cookerly commented, “We couldn’t be more proud of Stephen and this well-deserved tribute. A great inspiration for our profession, Stephen gives tirelessly of his talents and time across community and cultural organizations, charitable causes and mentoring others.”
Election to PRSA’s College of Fellows recognizes the many outstanding accomplishments of accredited members in the areas of leadership, service and contributions to the practice of public relations. Members serve in chapter, district, section and national leadership positions. To qualify for admittance, the public relations professional must have at least 20 years of experience, hold the Accredited in Public Relations (APR) credential and have demonstrated exceptional capability and accomplishment in the practice or teaching of public relations. Just 11 new members were elected this year.
Across three decades of providing strategic communications counsel to hundreds of local, regional, national and international clients, Cookerly Public Relations has been a trusted partner for many of the world’s most respected corporations and brands. Led by a highly skilled group of senior professionals, the agency is one of the communications industry’s venerated firms whose growth and success are inextricably intertwined with that of its clients. Their accomplishments are reflected in repeated honors accorded by the Public Relations Society of America for the conception and implementation of best-in-class brand-building campaigns and/or the deft management of crises and issues. Whether it is traditional media relations, digital/social channel campaigns, B2B and B2C marketing, internal corporate communications or issues/crisis counsel, Cookerly maintains a laser-focus on measurable bottom-line results for its clients.