GAPPT Committees

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The 2023 Committee Recruitment Period is now open! If you are interested in serving on a committee, please complete the Committee Interest Form or contact Brian Smith, GAPPT Board Development Chair.

Affiliate Committee

Chairperson: Grant Duncan

The Affiliate Committee is responsible for supporting the mission of the GAPPT and its educational initiatives through the input of ideas and resources. (This committee is open to Affiliates only, and all Affiliate members are automatically included.)  Learn more about the Affiliate Committee's responsibilities here.

Audit Committee

Chairperson: Bryce Riddle, CRPF™

The Audit Committee is responsible for reviewing and determining that the financial affairs of the association are in order. Learn more about the Audit Committee's responsibilities here.

Board Development Committee

Chairperson: Brian Smith, CRPF™

The Board Development Committee is responsible for ensuring continuity of leadership on the Board of Directors and the Association’s Standing Committees. Learn more about the Board Development Committee's responsibilities here.

Communications Committee

Chairperson: Greg White

The Communications Committee is responsible for communications with membership via the quarterly newsletter, as well as information placed on the association's website. Learn more about the Communication Committee's responsibilities here.

Finance Committee

Chairperson: David Harris, CRPF™

The Finance Committee is responsible for reporting the financial condition of the association to the Board of Directors and the membership. The association's treasurer serves as the chair of the Finance Committee. Learn more about the Finance Committee's responsibilities here.

Government Affairs Committee

Chairperson: Morgan Wurst, CRPF™

The Government Affairs Committee is responsible for maintaining a liaison with the Georgia General Assembly and informing the membership of important legislative and legal developments. Learn more about the Government Affairs Committee's responsibilities here.

Marketing Committee

Chairperson: Allison Corbally, CRPF™

The Marketing Committee was established in 2022 by the Board of Directors. As a subcommittee, its members work closely with the Membership Committee and the GAPPT staff. Responsibilities include developing strategies for Board-approved outreach efforts, identifying ways to increase the Association’s social media presence, and reviewing consistency in the Association’s branding. Learn more about the Marketing Committee's responsibilities here.

Membership Committee

Chairperson: Chris Vassilopoulos

The Membership Committee is responsible for recruiting new members. Learn more about the Membership Committee's responsibilities here.

Program Committee

Chairperson: Jonathan Davidson, CRPF™

The Program Committee is responsible for establishing educational and developmental programs for GAPPT members. Learn more about the Program Committee's responsibilities here.

2023 Program Committee Members:

  • Amed Avila, CRPF™ (Fiduciary Trust Company International) - CRPF™ Leadership Team Member
  • Fred Bailey, CRPF™ (City of Savannah Employees' Pension Plan)
  • AJ Baltozer, (DWS)
  • David Barnes (NEPC)
  • Ramona Bivins, CRPF™ (Clayton County Public Schools) - CRPF™ Leadership Team Member
  • Kevin Campbell, CRPF™ (Taurus Private Markets) - CRPF™ Leadership Team Member
  • Jonathan Davidson, CRPF™ (Foster & Foster, Inc.) - Program Committee Chair
  • Lashanda Dawkins, CRPF™ (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority)
  • Grant Duncan (Brandes Investment Partners)
  • Christopher Gibson (Ariel Investments)
  • Rob Gronda (ABS Real Estate Investments)
  • Matt Hamby, CRPF™ (City of Flowery Branch)
  • David Harris, CRPF™ (Gwinnett County Public Schools)
  • Tim Milligan, CRPF™ (Georgia Firefighters' Pension Fund)
  • Tracy Ransom, CRPF™ (Georgia Firefighters' Pension Fund) - CRPF™ Leadership Team Member
  • Keisha Register, CRPF™ (City of Marietta)
  • Chris Reynolds, CRPF™ (RiskBridge Advisors)
  • Kevin Spanier (Buck)
  • Andrew Stephens, CRPF™ (Fulton County Employees Retirement System)
  • Gwelda Swilley (AndCo Consulting)
  • David Ward, CRPF™(MARTA ATU Local 732 Employees Retirement Plan)
  • Morgan Wurst, CRPF™ (Georgia Firefighters' Pension Fund)

Rules Committee

Chairperson: Ramona BivinsCRPF™

The Rules Committee is responsible for recommending issues of governance for the Board of Directors and the Association. The vice president serves as chair of the Rules Committee. Learn more about the Rules Committee's responsibilities here.