Member List

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GPA Media Associate Members

Appen Media Group

Christina Appen Owner 319 North Main St. Alpharetta, Ga. 30009 770-442-3278

The Atlanta Voice

Janis Ware Publisher 633 Pryor St. Alpharetta, Ga. 30312 404-524-6426, ext. 11
Bayonet and Saber John W. Peeler GM and Managing Editor 1 Karker St., Suite W141 Fort Benning, Ga. 31905 7065453213
The Brantley Beacon
Rick Head Publisher 9364 Main St. Nahunta, Ga. 31553 912-462-2326
The Braselton News

Mike Buffington Co-Publisher 33 Lee St. Jefferson, Ga. 30549 706-367-5233

Cherokee Ledger-News Lee B. Garrett General Manager P.O. Box 2369 Woodstock, Ga. 30188 770-928-0706
Dunwoody Crier Dick Williams Publisher 5064 Nandina Lane, Suite C Dunwoody, Ga 30338 770-451-4147
The Gwinnett Citizen
Carolyn Bagheri Publisher/Editor P.O. Box 966 Grayson, Ga. 30017 770-963-3699
The North Bartow News Alan Davis Publisher251 South Tennessee St. Cartersville, Ga. 30120 770-382-4545
Smoke Signals Carl Deane Executive Director 11293 Big CanoeJasper, Ga. 30143
Spring Publishing Inc. Steve Levene Publisher 6065 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, Ga. 30328 404-917-2201
 The Thomasville Townie Jennifer Westfield Editor P.O. Box 1853, Thomasville, Ga. 31799 850-339-1352

Associate Members

Associated Press

Contact: Michelle Williams Director of Major Accounts

Athlon Media Group

Contact: Karen Coleman Publisher Relations Marketing Manager

Board of Regents, University System of Georgia

Contact: Charles Sutlive Vice Chancellor for Communications

Georgia 811

Contact: Meghan Wade Manager, Corporate Communications

Georgia Chamber of Commerce

Contact: Joselyn Baker Senior Vice President, External Affairs

Georgia Electric Membership Corp.

Contact: Terri Statham Manager, Media Relations

Georgia Farm Bureau Federation

Contact: Andy Lucas Public Relations Director

Georgia Municipal Association

Contact: Amy Henderson Public Information Manager

Georgia Peanut Commission

Contact: Joy Carter Crosby Director of Communications

Georgia Ports Authority

Contact: Robert Morris Senior Director, Corporate Communications

Georgia Power

Contact: Jacob Hawkins Media Relations Manager

Secondary contact: Brian Green,

Georgia Sheriffs’ Association

Contact: J. Terry Norris Executive Director

Georgia Transmission Corp.

Contact: Tom Parker Vice President of External Affairs

Georgia Trend

Contact: Neely Young, Ben Young Publishers and Editors-in-Chief,

Secondary contacts: Amanda Patterson,

Georgia Weekly Newspaper Museum

Contact: Mike Buffington Co-Publisher

Georgia Wildlife Rescue

Contact: Chet Powell Executive Director

Georgia-Pacific LLC

Contact: Karen Cole External Communications Manager

Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

Contact: Harris Blackwood Director

Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Contact: Charles N. Davis Dean

Insider Advantage

Contact: Phil Kent CEO

Jackson EMC

Contact: Roy Stowe Director

Jackson Spalding

Contact: Bo Spalding Principal

Additional contact: Brian Brodrick,

Judd Publishing Co.

Contact: Edwin Judd Jr. President

Liberty Utilities

Contact: Joel F. Ames Senior Manager, Customer Care, Sales and Marketing

MEAG Power

Contact: Paul Warfel, Government and Corporate Affairs Director,

Additional contact: Elaine Koster,

Norfolk Southern Corp.

Contact: Rick Harris Director of Corporate Communications

Oglethorpe Power Corp.

Contact: Greg Jones Director, Public Relations

Southern Co.

Contact: Tim Leljedal Media Relations Manager

Additional contact: Stephanie Kirijan,

Southwire Co.

Contact: Gary Leftwich


Contact: Lee Underwood – Media and Public Relations Manager

Contact: Roger Lee Regional Manager

University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Contact: Faith Peppers Director of Public Affairs

Additional contact: Sharon Dowdy,

Verdict Services Inc.

Contact: Linton Johnson,

WellStar Health System

Contact: Brandon Reese Director, Government Relations

Additional contact: Tyler Pearson,

Young Harris College

Contact: Krystin Dean Director of Communications and Marketing