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Government Affairs Council

Comprehensive Legislative Review by the Government Affairs Council

The Government Affairs Council is made up of over 400 government affairs professionals representing companies throughout our state.  The GAC has nine standing committees and committee chairs, which work much the same way as committees in the State Legislature.

As issues arise, they are assigned to committee for review and subsequent recommendation to the GAC Executive Committee. Guided by the Georgia Chamber’s adopted policy  positions, a position to support or oppose is then made to the full GAC.

2014 Government Affairs Council

Chair:  Roy Robinson, The R.B. Robinson Company
Vice Chair: Elizabeth Chandler, Georgia Bankers Association 

Executive Committee At-Large
Kevin Curtin
, AT&T                                           
Skin Edge, Georgia Link Public Affairs                                         
Haydon Stanley, Fiveash-Stanley, Inc.    
Harold Bevis, Delta Air Lines                                          
Pete Robinson, Troutman Sanders Strategies                                           
Keith Hatcher, Georgia Realtors Association                                              


Business & Industry
Chair: Mike Giles, Georgia Poultry Federation                               
Vice Chair: Brandon Hembree, Massey, Watson, Bowers & Hembree, LLC              

Compliance
Chair: Meredith Weaver, Melvin Weaver Consulting, LLC               
Vice Chair: Ashley Groome, McGuireWoods Consulting

Economic Development & Taxation
Chair: Bryan Fiveash, Fiveash-Stanley, Inc.
Vice Chair: Caroline Womack, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of GA                       

Education
Chair: Mark Middleton, Mark M. Middleton, PC                                                      
Vice Chair: Chuck McMullen, McKenna, Long & Aldridge    

Environment & Energy
Chair: Kevin Perry, Georgia Beverage Association                         
Vice Chair: Heather Telheit, Georgia EMC

Federal
Chair: Matt Sawhill, AGL Resources                                 
Vice Chair: Kyle Jackson,  NFIB/Georgia                          

Health Care
Chair: Sheila Humberstone, Troutman Sanders Strategies                          
Vice Chair: Brandon Reese, WellStar Health System                                             

Judiciary
Chair: Boyd Pettit, Georgia Link Public Affairs
Vice Chair: Julie Windom, Alliance of Community Hospitals

Transportation
Chair: Craig Camuso, CSX                                  
Vice Chair: Malcolm Smith, AFLAC

Local Chamber Ad Hoc:
Chair: Jeff Wansley, Metro Atlanta Chamber
Vice Chair: Slade Gulledge, Cobb Chamber

Georgia Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Staff

270 Peachtree Street, NW
Suite 2200
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-1240
Fax: (404) 223-2290

David Raynor
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
(404) 223-2267
Email David

Jeff Hamling
Vice President, Federal Affairs
(404) 223-2270
Email Jeff

Lauren Wilkes
Vice President, Government Affairs
(404) 223-2479
Email Lauren

Sally Kilpatrick
Director, Government Affairs
(404) 223-2491
Email Sally

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