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Campbell Carl MG 6695 5x7 Medium Carl Campbell

Executive Director

Responsibilities: Project Attraction & Recruitment, Existing Industries, Small Business
Phone: 706.712.0958
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Carl Campbell, a native of Northwest Georgia, joined the Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority as Executive Director in April 2015. Prior to this role, he served as the Regional Project Manager in the Northwest Georgia Region for the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) from 2011 until 2015.

In his previous position with the GDEcD, Campbell worked with communities, other state agencies and utility partners to foster economic growth in our region by recruiting new industry to our area and assisting existing industries with expansion opportunities.Campbell has successfully assisted in landing numerous projects in North Georgia resulting in job growth and investment. These projects include Audia Group, Engineered Floors, Interroll, IVC US, Mannington, Mattex, Mohawk Industries and Shaw Industries Inc.

Campbell has a Bachelor's of Business Administration from the University of Georgia. He has attended and instructed the Georgia Academy for Economic Development and completed the Georgia Tech Basic Economic Development course. Campbell is a member of the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA). He and his wife, Kristy, are the parents of John Grant, Riley and Karaline.

       

Ali Harp

Project Manager

Responsibilities: Project Management, Marketing, Communications, Small Business, Grow Greater Dalton 2.0
Phone:
706.712.0953
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Ali Harp, a native of North Georgia, joined the Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority team in May of 2017. Previously, she worked for the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce from 2013-2015. She served as the Director of Health Initiatives at Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership from 2015-2017.

Ali graduated from Dalton State College in 2013 earning a Bachelor's of Business Administration with a concentration in Management. 

Ali is a graduate of the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce's Emerging Leaders Institute (Class of 2015), Leadership Dalton-Whitfield (Class of 2017), and participant in Georgia Forward's Young Gamechanger (Spring of 2017). She serves as a Trustee of the Dalton-Whitfield Hospital Authority. 


 

Barbara Ward

Director of Workforce Development

Responsibilities: Workforce Development
Phone:
706.278.7373
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Barbara Ward  is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BS in Home Economics.  She also earned a Masters in Education Degree from Berry College, Mt. Berry, Georgia.  Barbara retired from Dalton Public Schools in May of 2010, completing 22 years of service at Dalton High School.

While at Dalton High, Barbara taught Home Economics classes, Intro to Teaching and coordinated Work-based Learning Programs including Job Shadow Experiences, Internships and Apprenticeships.  She also served as Division Chair for Career Technology Education.  In 1999, Barbara was named Dalton High School Teacher of the Year.  She was a member of the Georgia Association of Career Technical Educators and the American Association of Career Technical Educators.

Barbara has been a member of the Rotary Club of Dalton for 11 years.  She has served on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Northwest Georgia for six years and was a member of the Chamber of Commerce Education is Essential Committee for a number of years. Barbara is married to Allen Ward, a retired textile executive.  They have two children, Catherine and Tripp and three grandchildren.  The Wards are members of First United Methodist Church in Dalton. 


 

 
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Anna Kate Sisson

Intern

Responsibilities: Research, Marketing & Administration
Phone:
 706.712.0964
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