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Executive Leadership

Ben LordBen Lord – Student Director
Ben is a junior Public Relations major with a Business minor from Fitzgerald, Georgia. He began working with the Jersey Milk enterprise in the summer of 2017 as a customer service representative and was soon promoted to general manager. One year later, he assumed the role of student director, where he his overarching focus has been building relationships and extending sales opportunities.

Marie EcholsMarie Echols – Marketing & Communications Team Lead
Marie is a junior Marketing major with a Creative Writing minor from Canton, Georgia. She joined the Enterprises at the beginning of 2019 as Social Media Coordinator, quickly advancing to marketing & communications team lead at the end of spring semester. Marie’s priorities include developing consistent brand guidelines and implementing a story-driven social media strategy.

James HancockJames Hancock – Accounting & Finance Team Lead
James is a sophomore Accounting major from Irwinville, Georgia. He joined the Enterprises at the beginning of 2019 as an accounting and finance specialist, stepping up to lead the accounting team during the following summer. James’ is committed to helping his team bolster their relationships with GMs to achieve “better relationships through better bookkeeping.”

General Managers

General Managers lead and direct employees of their Enterprise, as well as overseeing all operational functions. GMs working closely with the marketing and accounting team to manage the financial and promotional aspects of their Enterprise.

Josie Hadaway – GM of AgriEducation
Shelby Koch – GM of Berry Bees
Cameron Taube – GM of The Cottages at Berry
Faythe Choate – GM of Jersey Milk
Rosa Brenes – GM of Non-Profit Strategic Services
Isabelle Hill – GM of Season’s Harvest
Franklin Staples – GM of Viking Cycle Works

Madeline Clyburn – GM of Viking Math Tutoring
Andrew Roell
– GM of Angus Beef
Thomas Weldon – GM of Blue Hen Eggs
Isabella Kukor – GM of Berry Genetics
Erika Sprecher – GM of Lavender Mountain Dreams
Julia Johnson – GM of Oak Hill Gift Shop
Lillian Hamman – GM of Viking Creations
Davis Clark – GM of Viking Furniture

Support Team

These team members report to the team lead for their respective department. In addition to consulting for the General Managers, their efforts revolve around the cohesive strategy of the Enterprise Program as a whole. Functions they help perform include hosting markets and training events, tracking the program’s financial progress and engaging with customers through social media and email marketing.

Marketing and Communications Team

Faythe Choate – Events Coordinator
Mariana Novakovic – Digital Specialist
Rebecca Tejeda – Content Producer

Accounting and Finance Team

Allison Ivey – Accounting & Finance Specialist
Caroline Landers – Accounting & Finance Specialist
Jennifer Bunch – Accounting & Finance Specialist
Trey Thompson – Accounting & Finance Specialist

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