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Friday, June 8 • 8:30am - 10:30am
First General Session

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Presiding: Tom Odom, GSBA President

Introduction of GSBA Board of Directors

Welcome: Alderman Van Johnson, City of Savannah

Inspiration: Valdosta City Chorus, Valdosta High School

Student Speaker

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Donna Beegle - An Insider’s Perspective on Growing up in Poverty in America

Exemplary Board Recognition  (One representative from each winning board goes to Stage to accept award.)

  • Dr. Beegle will be signing her books after this session breaks downstairs in Lobby Level behind the Escalators - approximately 10:30 a.m.

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Dr. Donna Beegle

President, Communication Across Barriers
Donna Beegle grew up in generational migrant-labor poverty and left school at 15 to get married and start a family. At 25, she found herself with two children, no husband, little education, and few marketable job skills. Within 10 short years, she gained the confidence to get her... Read More →

Friday June 8, 2018 8:30am - 10:30am EDT
Regency Ballroom (2nd Level)