Board & Staff Directory

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

Officers

Benjy Thompson
Benjy Thompson
CEO Development Authority of Bulloch County (912)489-9115
Chair
Dorie Bacon
Dorie Bacon
CEcD, MPA Executive Director Screven County Development Authority (912)531-2024
First Vice Chair
Trip Tollison
Trip Tollison
President & CEO Savannah Economic Development Authority (912)447-8450
Second Vice Chair
Cal Wray
Cal Wray
EDFP President Augusta Economic Development Authority (706)821-1321
Secretary-Treasurer
Andrea Schruijer
Andrea Schruijer
Executive Director Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority (229)259-9972
Immediate Past Chair

Board of Directors

Megan Baker
Megan Baker
CEcD President Fayette County Development Authority (919)332-1078
Director, 2020-2022
Lee Chapman
Lee Chapman
Vice President, Marketing & Member Services Jackson EMC (706)367-6113
Director, 2020-2022
Brian Sillitto
Brian Sillitto
CEcD Executive Vice President of Economic Development Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce (706)596-7004
Director, 2020-2022
Stacy Watson
Stacy Watson
Director, Economic & Industrial Development Georgia Ports Authority (912)964-3879
Director, 2020-2022
Justin Farquhar
Justin Farquhar
Director: Business Recruitment & Existing Industry Development Authority of Bryan County (404)754-9767
Director, 2021-2023
Christie Gribble
Christie Gribble
President, Fannin County Chamber of Commerce & CVB Fannin County Chamber of Commerce (706)633-8049
Director, 2021-2023
Barbara Grogan
Barbara Grogan
Executive Director Moultrie-Colquitt County Development Authority (229)921-1457
Director, 2021-2023
Ryan Waldrep
Ryan Waldrep
CEcD, EDFP President Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority (478)272-3118
Director, 2021-2023
Matt Colvin
Matt Colvin
Director of Economic Development The University of Georgia (706)340-9787
Director, 2022-2024
Serra Phillips Hall
Serra Phillips Hall
Executive Director Newton County Industrial Development Authority (770)786-7510
Director, 2022-2024
Kristy Rachal
Kristy Rachal
J.D. Community & Economic Development Director Georgia Power Company (404)992-6319
Director, 2022-2024
Travis Stegall
Travis Stegall
Economic & Community Development Director City of Brunswick (912)280-1820
Director, 2022-2024
Christopher Nunn
Christopher Nunn
Commissioner Georgia Department of Community Affairs (404)679-0585
Ex-Officio Director
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 Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce (770)786-7510
GACCE Representative

GEDA Staff

Kevin Shea
Kevin Shea
CEcD President Georgia Economic Developers Association (404)962-4109
President
Brittney Love
Brittney Love
Manager of Member Services Georgia Economic Developers Association (404)962-4110
Manager of Member Services
Renee Dau
Renee Dau
Events Coordinator Georgia Economic Developers Association (404)962-4110
Events Coordinator
Asa Eggleston
Asa Eggleston
Membership Administrator Georgia Economic Developers Association (404)962-4110
Membership Administrator