Get Involved

Much of the work of GEDA is accomplished by the Committees. There are currently 10 standing committees within GEDA. Each year at the GEDA Planning Retreat, the incoming Chairs of these Committees meet with the GEDA elected leadership to form an Action Plan for the year.

Join a Committee Today!

This is the best and easiest way to get involved with GEDA! If there is an area of interest (or two) below, login to your Member Compass, click Profile and then scroll down to the Committees section to join any of the below groups. Please note you must have a current GEDA membership to access this area.

Many of GEDA's Officers and Directors will tell you that they first started serving GEDA through Committee work. What you will find is, when you give to an Association, you get more back in return.

Contact our Committee Chairs



Site Selection and Location Strategies (formerly Business Recruitment) Virginia Sengewald, Georgia Department of Economic Development
Development Authority Executives Stephen Adams, Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority
Marketing and Communications Liz O'Connor, Evans General Contractors

Workforce Professionals 
(formerly Existing Industry/Workforce)

Heath Tippens, Cherokee Office of Economic Development
Membership Engagement Eric McDonald, Haralson County Chamber of Commerce
Nominating Andrea Schruijer, Valdosta-Lowndes Development Authority
Public Policy Jon Pannell, Gray Pannell & Woodward LLP
Leadership Development
(formerly Special Services Awards)
Tonya Powers, Franklin County Industrial Building Authority 


Cecilia Arango, Thomas & Hutton

Young Professionals

Dylan Horne, Metro Atlanta Chamber