Board & Staff Directory

The GEDA Board of Directors is elected by the GEDA membership.

Officers

Andrea Schruijer
Andrea Schruijer
Executive Director Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority (229)259-9972
Chair
Benjy Thompson
Benjy Thompson
CEO Development Authority of Bulloch County (912)489-9115
First Vice Chair
Dorie Bacon
Dorie Bacon
CEcD, MPA Executive Director Screven County Development Authority (912)531-2024
Second Vice Chair
Trip Tollison
Trip Tollison
President & CEO Savannah Economic Development Authority (912)447-8450
Secretary-Treasurer
Chris G. Pumphrey
Chris G. Pumphrey
President Elevate Douglas Economic Partnership (678)838-3665
Immediate Past Chair

Board of Directors

Alvin Nash
Alvin Nash
Managing Partner Parallax Advisory Group LLC (404)867-8287
Director, 2019-2021
Jessica Hood
Jessica Hood
CEcD, EDFP Director of Economic Development & Existing Ind. Effingham County Industrial Development Authority (912)754-3301
Director, 2019-2021
J. Maceo Rogers
J. Maceo Rogers
CEcD Director of Economic Development City of East Point (404)270-7217
Director, 2019-2021
Walter Farrell
Walter Farrell
Business Recruitment & Strategy Director Georgia Power Company (404)506-2243
Director, 2019-2021
Brian Sillitto
Brian Sillitto
CEcD Executive Vice President of Economic Development Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce (706)596-7004
Director, 2020-2022
Lee Chapman
Lee Chapman
Vice President, Marketing & Member Services Jackson EMC (706)367-6113
Director, 2020-2022
Stacy Watson
Stacy Watson
Director, Economic & Industrial Development Georgia Ports Authority (912)964-3879
Director, 2020-2022
Megan Baker
Megan Baker
CEcD President Fayette County Development Authority (919)332-1078
Director, 2020-2022
Cal Wray
Cal Wray
EDFP President Augusta Economic Development Authority (706)821-1321
Director, 2021-2023
Christie Gribble
Christie Gribble
Executive Director Fannin County Development Authority (706)633-8049
Director, 2021-2023
J.R. Charles
J.R. Charles
(912)381-4466
Director, 2021-2023
Justin Farquhar
Justin Farquhar
Director: Business Recruitment & Existing Industry Development Authority of Bryan County (404)754-9767
Director, 2021-2023
Pat Wilson
Pat Wilson
Commissioner Georgia Department of Economic Development (404)962-4070
Ex-Officio Director
Ralph Staffins III
Ralph Staffins III
CEcD, GCCE, MPA President / CEO The Brunswick & Gold Isles Chamber of Commerce (770)786-7510
Ex-Officio Director
Christopher Nunn
Christopher Nunn
Commissioner Georgia Department of Community Affairs (404)679-0585
Ex-Officio Director

GEDA Staff

Kevin Shea
Kevin Shea
CEcD President Georgia Economic Developers Association (404)962-4109
President
Kelly McLendon
Kelly McLendon
CAE Manager of Member Services Georgia Economic Developers Association (404)962-4110
Manager, Member Services