Non-profit trade association the Gift and Home Trade Association (GHTA) has named Chelsea Peabody Bohannon as the winner of its second annual Chad Corzine Young Gift and Home Executive Award.
Bohannon is the Senior Public Relations Manager at International Market Centers (IMC) responsible for media relations and communications for the show organizer’s flagship gift, home décor and furnishings trade show portfolio of Atlanta Market, High Point Market and Las Vegas Market. Prior to her work with IMC, Bohannon worked in strategic communications in Charleston, S.C. for Spoleto Festival USA and multiple hospitality groups.
Bohannon is a cum laude graduate of Elon University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in communications and was a journalism and communications fellow. She earned her Accreditation in Public Relations in 2018 and is active in the non-profit community. She serves as Chair of the Annual Conference and Personal Development Committees of the Public Relations Society Georgia Chapter and as a sustaining member of the Junior League of Atlanta. Previously, she served on the leadership board of the Elon University Young Alumni Council, the Elon University Atlanta Alumni Board, the Membership Council of the Junior League of Atlanta and the Spoleto SCENE Board of Directors. Bohannon lives in Decatur, Georgia with her husband Brad and their two rescue dogs. When she is not working a market, Bohannon can be found cooking and baking in her kitchen, traveling or on a hike.
Named for the late Chad Corzine, founder of Urban Agriculture Co., the Chad Corzine Young Gift & Home Executive Award seeks to honor Corzine’s legacy as a young business leader by recognizing a rising executive in the gift industry under the age of 35. The award’s first winner, Ryan Lanzel of Fire & Pine, was named in 2021.
Corzine, who died in May 2021, cofounded the Young Gift Executives group in 2014 with Dylan Schauben in order to bring together young professionals in the industry. It merged with GHTA in 2015 and resulted in an influx of young executives getting involved in GHTA’s leadership and conferences. Bohannon was announced as the winner during the 2022 GHTA Annual Conference on Sept. 27 in Tampa, Fla.