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 14) and Sophie (age 11).

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 14) and Sophie (age 11).

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

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Board of Directors – 2020-2021

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

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Jamal Jessie Georgia Power

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