Scott Shelar President & CEO
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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 since 2014.

A Florida native, Scott moved to Statesboro, Georgia 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 25th anniversary in 2020. Today, they live in Decatur, Georgia and have two beautiful children, Martin (age 13) and Sophie (age 10).

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

Scott Shelar President & CEO
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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 since 2014.

A Florida native, Scott moved to Statesboro, Georgia 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 25th anniversary in 2020. Today, they live in Decatur, Georgia and have two beautiful children, Martin (age 13) and Sophie (age 10).

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

John Wilhoite Senior Vice President
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Tina Robison Vice President, Operations and Administration
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Jamie Buck
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Zach Fields Vice President, K12 Pipeline
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Victoria Rauch Marketing Manager
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Sandra Mathis Executive Assistant, Operations, Administration and Construction Ready
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Amy Wilhoite Operations Administrator to Senior Vice President
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Ash Mangham Territory Director, K12 Pipeline
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Matthew White Territory Director, K12 Pipeline
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Dawn Mann Territory Director, K12 Pipeline
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Luke Fletcher Territory Director
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Veda White Associate Director, Student Success
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Liz Campbell Associate Director, Employer Engagement
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Alexis Muir Associate Director, Employer Engagement
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Tosha Ford Community Outreach Manager
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Anthony Welch
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Jessie Sadlowsky Hiring Fair Director
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Brian Ayiteyfio Lead Site Manager, Construction Ready
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Daniel Jean-Baptiste Lead Site Manager, Construction Ready
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Rich Goode Placement & Retention Specialist
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Toni Davis Site Manager
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Anita Artis Site Manager
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Jared Frye Community Outreach Manager
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Clint Pruitt Program Development Specialist
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Board of Directors – 2020-2021

Dave Tzimenatos McKenney's, Inc. (Board Chair)

Dan Smith New South Construction Co. (Immediate Past Chair)

George Heitz Astra Group (Treasurer)

Will Etheredge (Secretary) JE Dunn Construction

Margaret Rauber Winter Construction

Tony Varamo MetroPower

Eddie Barnett E.A. Barnett Group

Elliot Hunt DPR Construction

Michael Hatcher Sovereign Construction & Development

Jody Klodner Marek Interior Systems

Dave Moellering Georgia Highway Contractors Association

Rod Owen C.C. Owen Tile

Natalie Kelly Brasfield & Gorrie

Ray Rodriguez C.W. Matthews Contracting Co.

Calvin Pate Harrison Contracting

Tim Tracy Pyramid Masonry

Bryson Barnes Bryson Constructors

Scott Lawrence McCarthy Building Companies

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Mike Dunham AGC Georgia

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