Leadership

SarahDouglasHeadshot2012 copySara Douglas, Chairman
Sara Douglas Communications LLC

In 2007, Sarah Douglas, former executive director of the Atlanta Press Club, started Sarah Douglas Communications, LLC.  The independent PR and media relations firm helps clients with media relations, public relations, marketing and event planning by delivering innovative projects with detailed and consistent service.  Before taking over the Atlanta Press Club in 2003, Sarah worked as Development Director at the YWCA in Northwest Georgia where she handled all aspects of the fundraising and promotion for the organization.  She majored in broadcast communications at Elon University in North Carolina.

AnneLewis1Anne Lewis, Chairman-Elect and General Counsel
Strickland Brockington Lewis LLP

Anne Lewis is a partner in the Atlanta law firm of Strickland Brockington Lewis LLP. Her practice involves election-related litigation, including redistricting, Voting Rights Act cases, election contests and candidate qualifying challenges. Along other lawyers in the firm, Anne is counsel to the Georgia General Assembly on redistricting matters. She serves as a Special Attorney General on two voting rights cases and as a Special Assistant Attorney General on litigation related to Georgia’s photo ID law. In addition to litigation, she represents candidates and elected officials before the State Election Board and the State Ethics Commission and serves as counsel to public utilities appearing before the Georgia Public Service Commission.

In 2011, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp named Anne to the Elections Advisory Council, which will review Georgia’s election laws and make recommendations for changes in the Georgia election process. Law & Politics and Atlanta Magazine have recognized Anne as a Georgia Super Lawyer as one of the fifty top women attorneys in Georgia. In 2011, Anne received the Justice Robert Benham Awad for Community Service from State Bar of Georgia. In 2007, Atlanta Women Magazine recognized Anne as one of 20 Legal Eagles in Georgia. She received her ABJ from the University of Georgia in 1985 and her JD, cum laude, from Georgia State University College of Law in 1989, where she was the Managing Editor of the Georgia State University Law Review.

 BDFVoicesBobbie D. Frantz, Treasurer and Communications Chairman
Former Legal Administrator for Decker, Hallman, Barber & Briggs

Bobbie Frantz is a retired Legal Administrator having worked at the same law firm for over 33 years.  She currently serves as Second Vice-President of the Georgia Federation of Republican Women (GFRW), is Editor of Digital Media and Postmistress and Distribution Director for VOICES Magazine, a publication of GFRW, former Secretary of GFRW, former Vice Chairman of the GFRW Communications Committee, past President of the North DeKalb Republican Women, current Treasurer for the DeKalb County Republican Party, and current Treasurer for the 6th Congressional GOP District.  Ms. Frantz is a native of Atlanta and currently resides in DeKalb County.  She has two daughters and three grandchildren.

RoseWing1Rose Wing, Assistant Treasurer
Independent Legal Professional

Rose Wing is an independent legal professional in the Atlanta area after serving from 1987-2007 in the Cobb County District Attorneys Judicial Circuit office as an Assistant District Attorney.

She is a former President of the Cobb Republican Women’s Club as well as the outgoing President of the Georgia Federation of Republican Women.  A native of Cobb County, Ms. Wing is actively involved with the Cobb Historical Society and is a member of the Leadership Cobb Alumni Association.  She is also a recent graduate of the Conservative Policy Leadership Institute.

Charlene Swartz photo1Charlene Swartz McGowan, Secretary
Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia

Charlene Swartz McGowan is an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia in the Consumer Interests Section.  She serves as legal counsel for the Commissioner of Insurance and the Governor’s Office of Consumer Protection, advising state officials on a wide variety of legal issues pertaining to consumer protection and representing the state and public officials in litigation matters.

Prior to her work in public service, Charlene was in private practice at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton as an intellectual property litigator.  Charlene has authored articles and publications on topics related to consumer protection and intellectual property law and has contributed to proposed federal law reforms on IP and consumer protection issues as a member of the American Bar Association.  She serves on the Board of Trustees for the Conservative Policy Leadership Institute, is active in the Federalist Society, serves as a legal volunteer for the Georgia GOP during elections, and has contributed to a number of state-wide and local campaigns for conservative candidates for office in Georgia.  Prior to law school, Charlene served as a legislative aide to Congressman John L. Mica (R-FL) in Washington, D.C.

Charlene is a graduate of The University of Georgia School of Law, where she served as an editor for the Georgia Law Review, and received her B.A. from Taylor University.  She enjoys singing with the Michael O’Neal Singers, a symphonic choir, and Kaleidoscope, a smaller vocal ensemble, and is active in supporting the arts in the Atlanta area.  Charlene and her husband Kyle live in Roswell, Georgia.

HeatherBreedenHeather Breeden, Assistant Secretary
Legislative & Regulatory Counsel
              Southern States Energy Board

Heather Breeden serves 16 member states and two U.S. territories by providing research and support to governors, legislators and energy related industries.  She tracks state and federal legislation and regulations related to energy production and the environment.  She prepares testimony and materials for hearings and presents at conferences related to clean coal, carbon sequestration, energy independence, alternative energy sources, natural gas and nuclear power.  Ms. Breeden has effectively promoted and significantly increased attendance by elected officials and industry members at Board events.

Ms. Breeden previously worked as an Attorney/Sr. Policy Analyst for the State of Georgia, Senate Research Department.  She also worked as an Associate for the firm of Drew, Eckl & Farnham and as a Law Clerk in the Piedmont Judicial Circuit.  Ms. Breeden served as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Tom Campbell and also held the position of Project Assistant/Document Clerk at the law firm of King & Spalding.

Ms. Breeden’s other interests are Camp Glisson where she serves on the Board of Directors for the Summer Camp of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church in Dahlonega, Georgia.  Since 2005, she has also been an active member in the Junior League of Atlanta serving in a leadership role on the Junior League Leadership Institute Advisory Committee.  Since 2009 Ms. Breeden has been a founding member of the Young Harris College Alumni Council.  She is also involved with the Great Pyrenees Rescue of Atlanta and Adopt a Golden Atlanta (Golden Retriever Rescue).

Toria Morgan photo Toria Morgan, Immediate Past President

Toria Morgan is a veteran political activist and is currently the State GaGOP assistant treasurer. She has advised and managed many political campaigns and has served in numerous areas of service in the Republican Party including being a delegate to The Republican National Convention in 2008 and 2012 as well as serving as a Presidential Elector from the state of Georgia in 2012. Ms. Morgan is a past president of the Cobb County Republican Women’s Club.

Ms. Morgan has volunteered for diverse organizations such as The Georgia Christian Coalition, Friends of Cobb Arts, and the Cobb County Neighborhood Safety Commission. She served as President of the Leadership Cobb Alumni Association and the Cobb County Arts Board, and is currently serving on the State Agriculture Steering Committee. She recently stepped down as a member of the Cobb County Ethics Board. Ms. Morgan is the recipient of numerous awards most recently receiving State of GaGOP Pioneer Award.


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Sue EverjartSue Everhart
Past Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party

Chairman Everhart was elected as the first woman Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party in May of 2007 and was re-elected in 2009.  When she was re-elected in May of 2011, Charman Everhart became the first Chairman to serve three consecutive terms.  Prior to being elected Chairman, she was the First Vice-Chairman of the Party as well as the Party’s 6th District Chairman.  Chairman Everhart has been a grassroots activist since her teens, but it wasn’t until she served as President of the women’s club in her county that she found her true passion of giving the grassroots a voice in the political process.  She has since served on numerous boards and organizations and has received countless awards for her tireless work.

Chairman Everhart was named the Georgia Republican Party’s Volunteer of the Year in 2000 and received their Pioneer Award in 2005 for her long and continued service to the Party.  Sue has been a Delegate to the 2000, 2004, and 2008 National Conventions.  In 2000, she was selected by CNN as a Delegate that most represented grassroots in America.  In addition, she served as the Georgia Coordinator for the 2004 National Convention.

In 2008, 2011 & 2012, Sue was selected by Georgia Trend Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Georgians and as a Notable Georgian in 2013.  She was also named to the 2012 James’ Most Influential list by James Magazine.  In addition, she was chosen as one of ten women in the United States to be honored as a “Woman of Achievement” by the RNC in 2009.  In the April 2010 issue of Campaigns & Elections Magazine, journalist Aaron Gould Sheinin identified Chairman Everhart as one of the Top 10 Republican Georgia Influencers.

During her tenure as Chairman, Georgia has proven to be one of the most Republican states in the nation.  In 2008, Georgia went against the national trend and delivered the state for John McCain, re-elected U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss and maintained Republican majorities in the congressional Delegation, Constitutional Officers, and the General Assembly.  In fact, Georgia delivered more votes for John McCain, with the exception of Texas, than any other state that he won.

In 2010, Georgia had the second highest number of Republican victories on the state and federal levels.  Republicans swept every Constitutional Office, re-elected U. S. Senator Johnny Isakson, and built on the majorities in the Congressional Delegation and the General Assembly.  Several of the Constitutional Office gains were the first in the state’s history.

In 2012, the lights stayed on in Georgia once again.  Georgia Republicans delivered for Governor Mitt Romney and Congressman Paul Ryan, elected a new Congressman, re-elected 2 PSC Commissioners, gained a supermajority in the Georgia State Senate, and maintained a majority in the Georgia State House of Representatives.

Currently, Sue serves on the Advisory Board for the Cobb County Symphony and Kennesaw State University’s Advisory Board for the Political Science Masters Program.  Along with being a former member of the RNC Standing Committee on Rules and Ethics Committees, she is the past Chairman of the Cobb Board of Elections, the former Chairman of the Cultural Arts Board of Cobb County and a former Board Member of the Cobb County Convention and Visitors Bureau.  She is a former bank Vice President.  Chairman Sue Everhart lives in Marietta with her son Edward and is a member of John Knox’s Presbyterian Church.

 Keri_RothKeri Roth
Chief Operating Officer at The Rogh Firm, LLC

Keri Mason Roth is currently a partner and holds the Chief Operating Officer position at The Roth Firm, LLC, in Atlanta, Georgia.  The practice was formed in 2006 by her husband, James M. Roth.  While the focus of the practice is on assisting injured victims in catastrophic car accidents, Keri handles the firm’s finances and strategic planning operations.  Recently, the Roths successfully opened the firm’s south office in Fayetteville, Georgia.  Prior to joining her husband at The Roth Firm, Keri was a partner at Morris Hardwick Schneider, where she managed the firm’s National REO division, was District President of Alabama and North Carolina, and served as Hiring Partner and Director of Business Operations.  Outside of work, Keri enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, volunteering at school functions, serves as the chairperson for her neighborhood’s MOMs group and CHOA mailbox brigade, and frequently fundraises for breast cancer awareness through the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

 

Charter Members
 
Sustaining Members

Sherie Bush
Lydia Howren
Loretta Lepore
Anne Lewis
Lynne Lindsay
Charlene Marino
Toria Morgan
Carolyn Roddy 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Susan Burks
Lynda Chapman
Sarah Douglas
Paula Fowler
Jennifer Hargett
Linda Herren
Julie Iarossi
Laura Maurice
Kelly Lee
Kelly Loeffler
Tracey Smith
Rebecca Stone
Ashley Widener 
 

 

 

 

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