ITE Journal - April 2021 - 19

Georgia Section
of ITE (GAITE)
Southern District
Membership
Approximately 385 members

Multiple scholarships are awarded yearly
through GAITE's student scholarship program. This past two years, nine scholarships
totaling $30,000 were awarded to students
from Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State, and
Georgia Southern. Annually, the top student
candidate is awarded the John D. Edwards
Memorial Scholarship in honor of this GAITE
member.
Events and meetings are hosted with
other organizations including ASHE Georgia,
ITSGA, American Councils of Engineering
Companies GA, and more. These events
provided the opportunity for members to
network with others in the same industry
but with potentially different focuses and
experiences. Additionally, public sector " coupons " are provided to members employed
by a government agency at the beginning
of the year. These coupons can be used by
the member or a guest of theirs to cover
the registration cost of a monthly meeting
to encourage public sector involvement.
These have helped public sector members
to attend more monthly meetings. Nominations were opened for board members and
committee chairs to the general membership, to promote inclusivity. These positions
are typically nominated or appointed by the
Nominations Committee and the Section
board, respectively. For 2020 GAITE modified
its Board to include three new positions,
Board Member at Large, Board Liaison, and
Past President Representative. These positions provide more opportunity for member
involvement around the state and help the

Leadership
President - Chris Maddox, P.E., PTOE (M)
Vice President - Meredith Emory, P.E., IMSA II, PTOE (M)
Secretary/Treasurer - Christina Barry, P.E. (M)
Past President - Katherine Shearin, P.E., PTOE (M)
SDITE Representative - Sean Coleman, P.E., PTOE (M)
SDITE Representative - Kelly Patrick, P.E., PTOE (M)
Board Member at Large - Alan Davis, P.E., PTOE (M)
Board Liaison (Non-voting) - Robinson Nicol, P.E., PTOE (M)
Past President Representative (Non-voting) - Kenneth Voorhies, P.E. (F)
Committee Chairs
Awards/Nominations -
Katherine Shearin, P.E., PTOE (M)
Engineering Outreach - Robert Baker (M)
Finance - Charles Bopp, P.E. (R)
History - Charles Bopp, P.E. (R)
Host Committee - Harrison Forder (M)
Legislative Affairs -
Daniel Dobry, P.E., PTOE (M)
Leadership Program (Co-chairs) -
John Bolen (M), Elizabeth Shaw, E.I.T. (M)
Marketing/Communications -
Paul A. Slone, P.E., PTOE (M)
Website - Katherine Shearin, P.E., PTOE (M)
Safety - Darren Harris, E.I.T. (M)
Scholarship - Jinwoo Seo, P.E. (M)

Student Chapter Liaison Coordinator -
Madison Dorminey (M)
Student Chapter Liaisons - Brianna Bolen (M),
Scott Zehngraff, P.E., PTOE (M)
Sponsorship - Jacquelyn Kawa, P.E. (M)
Summer Seminar - William Ruhsam, P.E., PTOE
(M); Mi Hyeon Jeon, Ph.D., P.E., AICP (M);
Patrick McAtee (M)
Technical - Joe Gillis, P.E., PTOE (M)
Winter Workshop - Md Shah Imran, P.E. (M)
Golf Tournament (Co-chairs) - Robert Jacquette,
P.E., PTOE (M); Scott Zehngraff, P.E., PTOE (M)
Comptroller - James Pohlman, P.E. (F)
Clerk - Elizabeth Shaw, E.I.T. (M)
Virtual Event - Mary Thumaty, P.E. PTOE (M)

Marketing Efforts
The GAITE Marketing and Communications Committee plays a starring role in continuing recruitment
efforts. The group keeps the Section's social media platforms active and up-to-date with current
information and activities. Bi-weekly emails from GAITE reach an additional 780 people besides its
membership, totaling more than 1,150 people.

Annual Golf Tournament
The annual GAITE/Georgia Department of Transportation Employees Association (GDOTEA) Golf Tournament
is another way GAITE raises funds. Proceeds from the ITE/GDOTEA Golf Tournament are split equally
between the two organizations. The GAITE funds are earmarked for sponsorship of the Transportation
Engineer of the Future (TEOF) program, established in 2006 to identify and retain high quality talent in the
local transportation community. The program provides the recipient a $15,000 scholarship in addition to
their Graduate Research Assistantship, with a requirement that the student be employed by GDOT for three
years after graduation. Throughout the TEOF program, GAITE has been very successful in recruiting talented
students to retain transportation talent in the Georgia transportation community.

Special Awards Named for Members
John D. Edwards, Jr. Individual Achievement Award
Marsha Anderson Bomar Young Member of the Year Award

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