Jill Geraghty, Ed.D., joined the Georgia Organics staff in June as conference coordinator. Jill’s previous experience includes conference and association special events management, volunteer relations, and scholarship program stewardship. Jill also has a background in educational leadership, serving as both an administrator and faculty member at the University of Central Florida and Valencia College, both in Orlando. Currently, she is an adjunct faculty member for North Georgia Technical College. Jill has a B.A. in Psychology, and a M.A. and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, all from the University of Central Florida. She resides in Dawsonville, with her husband, Mike, an IT and Project Management professional, and their two children.
As with all new staff members, we sent her some tough, investigative questions. This is what we found out:
What was your previous job?
Since 2013, I have worked for Centergy Group/Event Management Technologies as a senior program manager, and served as the coordinator of the Annual Georgia Environmental Conference. I also assisted environmental association and coalition clients with event coordination and registration management.
Who/what inspired you to do the work you are doing for Georgia Organics?
Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of assisting the Georgia Organics staff with registration for the 19th Annual Georgia Organics Conference & Expo. Through that experience, I came to know more about the mission of the organization.
I see this position with Georgia Organics as an opportunity to expand my professional work in support of environmental sustainability, and to continue the legacy of success of Georgia’s most seminal event devoted to sustainable foods and farms.
What do you want to accomplish for Georgia’s farmers?
I love the idea of being able to help connect Georgia’s organic farmers with consumers who want fresh, healthy food. As coordinator of the annual conference, I am honored to be able to be the support behind a unique platform that promotes the building of these valuable relationships through networking and information sharing.
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