Bridges Appointed to Statewide Board
Monday, October 21, 2019
Posted by: Terri Statham
(TUCKER, Ga., October 21, 2019)—Georgia EMC’s Vice President of Communications and Member Services Lindsay Bridges was recently appointed to the Technical College System of Georgia Foundation Board of Trustees.
“We are thrilled to see the focus on technical education in Georgia continuing to increase and, with it, an interest in making an impact statewide via service and support to the TCSG Foundation,” said TCSG Foundation Executive Director Juli Fields.
“The role of this board is crucial to our growth and we are delighted to have committed industry leaders like Lindsay leading our mission.”
According to Fields, the TCSG Foundation expanded its board to ensure a greater depth of representation of Georgia’s workforce needs and high-demand career fields. In addition to Bridges, the Board is comprised of Jay Flesher with Flint Energies as well as representatives with Southern Company; Kia Motors; Corner Cap Investment, Caterpillar, Inc.; Georgia Power; Gulfstream Aerospace and South Georgia Technical College, among others.
“It will be a privilege to work with the Foundation to serve students throughout the state and spread the word about the need and value of technical education,” Bridges says. “The ultimate goal is to ensure that more Georgia residents have the opportunity to develop needed skills and build successful careers in a high-demand field.”
Bridges’ experience beyond cooperatives and the energy industry includes serving as branding and communications lead for U.S. operations of Argos and public relations representative for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Georgia Southern University and an MBA from the University of Georgia. She currently serves on the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation Board of Directors and resides in Johns Creek, Georgia, with her husband, Blake.
Georgia EMC is the statewide trade association representing the state’s 41 electric cooperatives, Oglethorpe Power Corp., Georgia Transmission Corp. and Georgia System Operations Corp. Collectively, Georgia’s customer-owned co-ops provide electricity and related services to 4.4 million people, nearly half of Georgia’s population, across 73 percent of the state’s land area. To learn more, visit www.georgiaemc.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
The Technical College System of Georgia consists of 22 colleges offering technical education, custom business and industry training, and adult education programs. The Foundation supports the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) through marketing, advocacy and fundraising to benefit college programs, faculty, and students.