Member List

The official Georgia Press Association’s Membership Directory and Media Guide is available for $45 in downloadable PDF format.

A link to the PDF directory will be emailed to you within 24 business hours.



-Have a printed copy of the directory mailed to you for $50-



Contact MARY PAT HODGES at 770-454-6776 or


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. Atlanta, Ga. 30312 404-524-6426, ext. 11
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
Springs 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


Contact: Kevin Craig, Vice President Newspaper Solutions,


Associated Press

Contact: Jim Baltzelle, Director Local Media,


Board of Regents, University System of Georgia

Contact: Charles Sutlive, Vice Chancellor for Communications,


Georgia Association of Realtors

Brandie Minor, Director of Communications,


Georgia Chamber of Commerce

Contact: Keisha Hines, 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 Manufacturing Alliance

Contact: Jason Moss, Founder,


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: Craig Heighton, Director of External Affairs,


Georgia Trend

Contact: Ben Young, Publisher,

Secondary contact: Amanda Patterson,


Georgia Weekly Newspaper Museum

Contact: Mike Buffington, Co-Publisher,


Georgia-Pacific LLC

Contact: Karen Cole, External Communications Manager,


Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

Contact: Robert Hydrick, Communications Manager,


Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Contact: Charles N. Davis, Dean,


Graphix Resource Co. LLC

Contact: Ken Carpenter, President,


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: Larry Derby, Regional Sales Manager,


MEAG Power

Contact: Paul Warfel, Government and Corporate Affairs Director,

Additional contact: Darla Lowe,


Norfolk Southern Corp.

Susan Terpay, Director Public Relations,


Oglethorpe Power Corp.

Contact: Greg Jones, Director, Public Relations,


Southern Co.

Contact: Tim Leljedal, Media Relations Manager,

Additional contact: Stephanie Kirijan,


Southwire Co.

Contact: Ashley Bush, Director, Media and Community Relations,



Contact: Lee Underwood, Media and Public Relations Manager,

Contact: Roger Lee, Senior Regional Sales 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,


Vizitech USA

Stewart Rodeheaver, President,

Additional contact: Ken Kistner


WellStar Health System

Contact: Brandon Reese Director, Government Relations