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GEDA Professional Development Committee Webinar

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

Zoom Meeting (you will receive the link to join in your confirmation email)

Event Details


•Effective communications in the workplace to encourage your teams 

•Social media for community engagement

Chata Spikes,

Director of Public Affairs
Atlanta Police Department

As the Director of Public Affairs for the Atlanta Police Department, Chata Spikes manages the department’s overall communication strategy which includes developing organizational messaging both internal and external. 

Ms. Spikes has worked in the media and public relations industry for more than 18 years.  She served as Media Liaison for the Georgia Department of Transportation, Public Information Officer for DeKalb County government, Communications Specialist Supervisor/Technical Writer for Time Warner/Turner Broadcasting, and an Assistant Professor of Mass Communications at her alma mater Fort Valley State University.  

Additionally, she had a successful media career having worked for WSB-TV (Atlanta, Ga.), CNN (Atlanta, Ga.), DeKalb County-TV, Fox News Network, and WYFF News (Greenville, SC) in a variety of on-camera and off-camera roles. 

In 2016, she joined Atlanta Police Department in the role of Deputy Director of Public Affairs under Chief George N. Turner, until her departure to become the first Director of Communications and External Affairs for the City of South Fulton. 

Most recently, she has owned and operated a communications/leadership consulting firm specializing in media, leadership, and customer service training for diverse audiences to include schools, churches, and government entities. 

She rejoined the Atlanta Police Department in 2020 under Chief Rodney N. Bryant.

For More Information:

Renee Dau
Renee Dau
Events Manager Georgia Economic Developers Association (404)962-4110


Thank you to Jason Dunn, Executive Director of Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Development Authority for sponsoring this webinar!


This event is free for GEDA members, but you must login to your member profile to register to receive the Zoom link.