Workforce Contacts

Main Office 404-962-4005 email
Ben Hames Deputy Commissioner 404-962-4010 email
Shari Chambers Executive Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner, Operations Manager 404-962-4020 email
Jamie Jordan External Relations Director 404-962-4141 email
Jeffery Ledford Staff Support Director 404-516-5231 email
Hope Peterson Communications Manager 404-962-4145 email
Kristin Laarhoven Programs Director 404-962-4133 email
Karen Curtis Sr. Program Manager, Outreach 770-301-3858 email
Susie Lockett Program Manager 404-951-7794 email
Walter Shamp Program Manager 404-735-3309 email
Margaret Miller Program Specialist 404-791-4783 email
Audrey Coots Program Specialist 404-747-2601 email
David Bockel Veterans Programs Liaison 404-962-4134 email
Rapid Response
Brett Lacy Rapid Response Director 404-962-4139 email
Jackie Griffin Rapid Response Coordinator 404-435-3711 email
Donald Kirkland Rapid Response Coordinator 404-368-6223 email
Norris Smith Rapid Response Coordinator 404-317-7562 email
Kate Russell Finance Director 404-317-8840 email
Jenny Barrett Financial Specialist 404-747-8910 email
Clayton Bassett Financial Specialist 404-747-8892 email
Montevia Gamble Financial Specialist 404-951-7641 email
Justin Haight Financial Specialist 404-263-2500 email
Data & Information
Steven Wilson Data and Information Manager 404-962-4147 email
Tiffany Gordon Data and Information Specialist 404-951-7608 email
Hayley Yaun Counsel 404-962-4836 email
Janice Davis Compliance Manager 404-962-4135 email
Cherry Peterson Compliance Manager 404-962-4140 email
Diaon Woods Compliance Specialist 404-962-4830 email
Felicia Ford Compliance Specialist 404-962-4138 email

Contact GDEcD

To get help expanding or relocating a business in Georgia, contact the Georgia Department of Economic Development or call 404.962.4000.

More About Georgia Benefits

Georgia’s industry-specific Project Analysts are available to help you with a wide range of business needs:
  • Site and building services
  • Location data
  • Community contacts and facilitation
  • Cost environment analysis
  • Coordination with state agencies

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