Scott Shelar President & CEO shelar@cefga.org

Scott Shelar started with CEFGA in 1998.

Scott has held many different jobs throughout his life, including paper boy on the icy roads of Washington D.C.; lifeguard on the sunny beaches of St. Augustine, Florida; sports writer under the bright lights of high school football in South Georgia; and communications manager for the Atlanta Paralympic Games.

But in 1996, Scott found his calling. That year, Scott was hired as Director of Education and Safety for the Georgia Branch, Associated General Contractors (AGC). There, he learned about the construction industry’s need for motivated, trained, quality workers.

Scott joined CEFGA in 1998. Under his leadership, CEFGA has received national recognition for its annual CareerExpo and SkillsUSA State Championships, which draws more than 7,000 attendees annually and its Construction Ready Program, which has trained and placed more than 500 residents in the construction industry in the last three years.

A Florida native, Scott moved to Statesboro, GA in 1989 to attend Georgia Southern University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. He also met his wife there. While working out at Gold’s Gym, Scott spotted Kara Martin on a StairMaster. Scott and Kara celebrated their 20th Anniversary in 2015. Today, they live in Decatur, GA and have two beautiful children, Martin (age 9) and Sophie (age 6).

Scott’s favorite quote is one by Walt Disney, who said “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”

Scott Shelar President & CEO

Scott Shelar started with CEFGA in 1998.

Scott has held many different jobs throughout his life, including paper boy on the icy roads of Washington D.C.; lifeguard on the sunny beaches of St. Augustine, Florida; sports writer under the bright lights of high school football in South Georgia; and communications manager for the Atlanta Paralympic Games.

But in 1996, Scott found his calling. That year, Scott was hired as Director of Education and Safety for the Georgia Branch, Associated General Contractors (AGC). There, he learned about the construction industry’s need for motivated, trained, quality workers.

Scott joined CEFGA in 1998. Under his leadership, CEFGA has received national recognition for its annual CareerExpo and SkillsUSA State Championships, which draws more than 7,000 attendees annually and its Construction Ready Program, which has trained and placed more than 500 residents in the construction industry in the last three years.

A Florida native, Scott moved to Statesboro, GA in 1989 to attend Georgia Southern University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. He also met his wife there. While working out at Gold’s Gym, Scott spotted Kara Martin on a StairMaster. Scott and Kara celebrated their 20th Anniversary in 2015. Today, they live in Decatur, GA and have two beautiful children, Martin (age 9) and Sophie (age 6).

Scott’s favorite quote is one by Walt Disney, who said “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”

Tina Robison Office Administrator
 robison@cefga.org

Jamie Buck
 Director of Construction Ready buck@cefga.org

Jessie Sadlowsky 
Assistant Director of Training and Placement / Site Manager, TCWFI sadlowsky@cefga.org

Anthony Welch
 Site Manager, Westside Works welch@cefga.org

Roderick Harding, Jr. Site Manager, Build Cobb Partnership harding@cefga.org

Zach Fields Director of K12 Pipeline fields@cefga.org

Board of Directors – 2016-2017

  • Tony Varamo, MetroPower (Board Chair)
  • Ryan Byars, Holder Construction Company (Immediate Past Board Chair)
  • Dan Smith, New South Construction Co. (Treasurer)
  • Michael Bell, CW Matthews
  • Ryan Blythe, Georgia Trade School
  • Eddie Clayton, Southern Company
  • Michael Corbett, The Corbett Group
  • John Doherty, Pyramid Masonry
  • Will Etheredge, JE Dunn Construction
  • Arnold Geeslin, Batson-Cook Company
  • Michael Hatcher, Sovereign Construction & Development
  • George Heitz, Astra Group
  • Jennifer Horton, Collins and Arnold
  • Elliot Hunt, DPR
  • Jody Klodner, Marek Interior Systems
  • Dave Moellering, Georgia Highway Contractors Association
  • Rod Owen, C.C. Owen Tile
  • Wade Tuggle, Eckardt Electric
  • Dave Tzimenatos, McKenney's
  • Kenny Adkins, Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG / Non Voting)
  • Chad Pruitt, Georgia Department of Education (DOE / Non Voting)

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