Retired FBI Special Agent Marcus Veazey To Speak To Adult Leadership Walker County Graduates

Monday, May 5, 2014

Retired FBI Special Agent Marcus Veazey will be the keynote speaker as the Walker County Chamber of Commerce proudly celebrates the graduation of the 2013-2014 Adult Leadership Walker County Class at the Chamber's May Membership Luncheon on Tuesday, May 13 at the Walker County Civic Center, 10052 N Hwy 27, Rock Spring, GA. 

Attendees may begin arriving at 11:30 a.m.; the program will begin promptly at 11:50 a.m.  The cost to attend is $15 per person.  Registration includes a meal provided by Darr's Chow Time.

Those wishing to attend must register online (https://secure.chambermaster.com/directory/jsp/events/dlg/Public_AddReg.jsp?pid=W6akP9C5nb3562F5951370n73g2vl7310B0pj89n2He5243134p45P52VZI2D764); registration will end on Sunday at midnight prior to the event and no walk-ins will be accepted.  Non-Chamber members are required to pay by Visa or MasterCard at the time of registration.  For more information, contact Glenda Jones by calling 706-375-7702 or by email at info@walkercochamber.com.   Door prizes for the event will be sponsored by Heritage Healthcare of LaFayette. 

During the event Mr. Veazey will present give an overview of his leadership roles and experiences from over 25 years in the FBI.  He will tell of his life as a Special Agent working in New Orleans, Louisiana and Dalton, Georgia, as a Supervisor in both FBI Headquarters and the Washington Field Office in Washington, DC, as Assistant Special-Agent-in-Charge in Omaha, Nebraska, and as Section Chief in the Office of Congressional Affairs at FBI Headquarters.  Following his retirement in September of 2013, he immediately began a new career as Lead Investigative Consultant at Unum in Chattanooga.   

Adult Leadership Walker County, a collaborative effort between Chamber Staff, Community Leaders and Chamber Members provides participants the opportunity to both learn and develop the skills necessary to be leaders in the community.  Participants are given an overview of city and county operations, allowed to tour local tourist attractions and businesses, and are equipped with vital information concerning government, education, social services, and industry.
 
Current graduates took monthly courses from September 2013 until May 2014; beginning with a bonding retreat and ending with a day visiting Walker County's tourist attractions.  Other topic sessions included local government, state government, healthcare & social services, industry & economic development, and education.
 
During the year the class toured the Capitol in Atlanta, Mountain Cove Farms, the Martin-Davis House, Roper, the Jimmy Simpson Foundation, Walker County Sheriff's Department, DFCS, Chickamauga City Schools, Walker County Schools, 911 Center, and Rock City among many others. The class also took action in the community during Project Leadership Day by renovating a room for youth at Four Points.
 
Attendees gained a broader understanding of the complexities that the diverse community of Walker County represents and are now prepared to use the information and skills they gained from the experience to be a leaders in the community, organizers stated.       
 
2013-2014 Adult Leadership Walker County Graduates are:
Amy Ashley, Stone Creek Elementary School
Cassie Bilbra, North Georgia Community YMCA
Chip Rodgers, Jimmy Simpson Foundation
Christy J. Anderson, Walker County Probate Court
Elaine McClure, Walker County Schools
Elijah Parker, First Volunteer Bank
Jason Cox, Lane Funeral Home
Judy Holcomb, Georgia Dept of Labor
Kim Bean, Battlefield Imaging
Kim Owens, Sears Hometown Store
Kristy Lawson, Family Crisis Center of Walker, Dade, Catoosa & Chattooga County
Matthew Williams, City of LaFayette
Patty Hart, Georgia Northwestern Technical College
Rick Mundy, Georgia Power Company
Rob Stinson, Walker County Dept of Education
Shelia Thompson, Chief Magistrate Judge
Tommy Cameron, City of Chickamauga
Whitney Maldonado, Northern Georgia Logistics 


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