The executive director is appointed by the board of directors and serves as the chief executive officer of the Association. The executive director assumes the general and active management of the Association. In addition to the executive director, the following make up the rest of the senior staff:
Assistant Executive Director, Director of Board Development, Director of Finance, Director of Policy and Legislative Services, Director of Risk Management, Director of The Georgia Vision Project, Director of Communications, Director of Superintendent Searches & Board Dev. Manager, Director of Member Engagement, Board Development Specialist, and GSBA Executive Assistant
See Senior Staff Members below and click on picture to read corresponding bios.
Mrs. Valarie Wilson joined the Georgia School Boards Association in the summer of 2015 as its fifth Executive Director.
Mrs. Wilson was elected ...
Director of Finance
Charlton was named Director of Finance in July 2017 after serving as Controller since March 2009. He is a Certified Public Accountant with over 2...
Director of Risk Management
Cliff Cole was named director of Risk Managment Services in July 2017. He began his teaching career in 1987 in Cobb County where he served as a t...
Dr. Samuel T. King
Director of Superintendent Search Services & Board Development
Dr. Samuel T. King joined Georgia School Boards Association in July 2016 as Training and Curriculum Manager in School Board Governance. He is cur...
Nancy McLellan is the GSBA Executive Assistant to the Executive Director and serves as general office manager. She provides support for the Execu...
Director of Policy and Legislative Services
Angela Palm is Director of Policy and Legislative Services for the Georgia School Boards Association. She leads the team assisting local boards w...
Assistant Executive Director
Mark Willis serves as Assistant Executive Director of the Georgia School Boards Association. Working with the Association since 1995, Mr. Willis...
Director of Member Engagement and Board Development Trainer
Julie Rhame served as a school board member for the City Schools of Decatur for 12 years. She also served as the board’s vice ...
Director of Communications
Justin currently serves as the Director of Communications for the Georgia School Boards Association. Prior to GSBA, Justin worked as the Liaison ...
Steve Barker, EdS
Director of Strategic Planning
During his 30-year career in public education Dr. Barker served in the Coweta County School System as teacher, coach, athletic ...