Board of Directors

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
Trip Tollison
Trip Tollison
President & CEO Savannah Economic Development Authority (912)447-8450
First Vice Chair
Cal Wray
Cal Wray
EDFP President Augusta Economic Development Authority (706)821-1321
Second Vice Chair
Stacy Watson
Stacy Watson
Director, Economic & Industrial Development Georgia Ports Authority (912)964-3879
Secretary-Treasurer
Andrea Schruijer
Andrea Schruijer
Executive Director Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority (229)259-9972
Immediate Past Chair

Board of Directors

Carl Campbell
Carl Campbell
Executive Director Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority (706)712-0955
Director, 2021-2023
Justin Farquhar
Justin Farquhar
Director: Business Recruitment & Existing Industry Development Authority of Bryan County (404)754-9767
Director, 2021-2023
Randall Toussaint
Randall Toussaint
Director of Economic Development City of Johns Creek (678)282-0760
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
Charlie Moseley
Charlie Moseley
Manager, Statewide Economic Development Georgia Power Company (770)329-3223
Director, 2022-2024
Travis Stegall
Travis Stegall
Economic & Community Development Director Better City LLC (912)280-1820
Director, 2022-2024
Robert Bennett
Robert Bennett
CEcD, MPA Executive Director Development Authority of Columbia County (706)312-1371
Director, 2023-2025
Shaun Dodson
Shaun Dodson
Senior Site Design Specialist Georgia EMC (404)521-7622
Director, 2023-2025
Jason Dunn
Jason Dunn
Executive Director Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Development Authority (229)423-9357
Director, 2023-2025
Jessica Hood
Jessica Hood
CEcD, EDFP Vice President Effingham County Industrial Development Authority (912)392-3000
Director, 2023-2025
Pat Wilson
Pat Wilson
Commissioner Georgia Department of Economic Development (404)962-4070
Ex-Officio Director
Christopher Nunn
Christopher Nunn
Commissioner Georgia Department of Community Affairs (404)679-0585
Ex-Officio Director
Cindy Williams
Cindy Williams
CEO Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce (770)382-1466x101
GACCE Representative