Warner Robins, Ga. – Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) recently welcomed two new members to its Board of Directors, one with a special link to the College and another representing one of the region’s largest employers.
Mayor Eric S. Wilson of the city of Forsyth, Ga., and Gina Keadle, chief human resources officer at Navicent Health, joined the group which oversees the growth of the College for its 11-county service area.
The residents of Forsyth elected Wilson in November of 2015 and he took office in January the following year. He is the co-owner, president, and CEO of MedPro EMS, and is a licensed paramedic. He currently serves as a member of the Middle Georgia Regional Commission and its Executive Board, Monroe County Board of Health, Middle Georgia Community Action Agency Board of Director, and as a Region-5 Emergency Medical Services Council member.
In addition to the previous service on local boards, Wilson is also a 2011 graduate of the Emergency Medical Technician program at CGTC, which he said gives him a “personal perspective,” to what CGTC offers.
“Technical and adult education is crucial to our region’s success in economic development and fulfillment of individual career goals, and CGTC plays a vital role for our region and the state,” he said.
“As a former CGTC student and business owner who employees CGTC graduates, I understand from a personal perspective the quality of education that CGTC offers. I look forward to bringing my perspective as a former student, small business owner and mayor to the board as we seek to constantly adapt to the changing needs of students and employers.”
Although from a different angle, Keadle also believes her service on the Board will provide a keen perspective for CGTC.
“I am pleased to serve on the Local Board of Central Georgia Technical College. Given my human resources leadership role at Navicent Health, I will bring the perspective of one of the area’s largest employers, including an understanding of the technical skills we desire most in our workforce. With over 30 years of experience in human resources and accounting, I will utilize this experience to help CGTC further their mission and vision in the central Georgia area,” Keadle said.
Keadle is evolving Human Resources at Navicent Health from a transactional department into a meaningful strategic partner for the organization. Keadle began her career as a certified public accountant with Price Waterhouse in Atlanta, moving into private industry in 1988. While working for an international wholesale chemical distributor she transitioned into human resources and developed expertise in the strategic development and administration of employee benefit plans. Over the ensuing 20 years, Keadle gained experience in all areas of human resources.
About the Board of Directors
The CGTC Board of Directors is a group of community and business leaders from counties in the College’s service area, including Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Dooly, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Pulaski, Putnam, and Twiggs. This group, known as the Local Board, assists CGTC’s governing board, the State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia. In addition to reviewing and approving the local policies, procedures, and educational programs of the College, the local directors also serve as advocates for Central Georgia Technical College.