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Jeanna Fennell named GFB Corporate Secretary

by Georgia Farm Bureau

Posted on Jan 26, 2022 at 0:00 AM

Georgia Farm Bureau announced on Jan. 27 that Jeanna Fennell will be the organization’s next corporate secretary, effective Feb. 1. Fennell, who is currently GFB’s assistant corporate secretary, will assume her new role when current GFB Corporate Secretary Jon Huffmaster retires Jan. 28.

“Jeanna brings a wealth of experience at Georgia Farm Bureau to this new appointment. That includes being the former director of our claims litigation department and being our senior counsel on staff, which includes her experience the past three years as assistant corporate secretary. She takes this important role at a critical juncture as we pursue our long-term strategic goals,” said Georgia Farm Bureau President Tom McCall. “She will continue serving as senior counsel while adding her duties as corporate secretary. Jeanna’s organizational skills and legal knowledge continue to serve our members, volunteers and staff well.”

Before joining GFB as director of claims litigation in 2010, Fennell worked in private practice at the Macon law firm James, Bates, Pope & Spivey. She was promoted to GFB Senior Counsel in 2015 and assistant corporate secretary/senior counsel in 2019. As senior counsel, Fennell provides legal guidance to all departments of Georgia Farm Bureau and oversees the human resources department.

A native of Dooly County, Fennell graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts degree and cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree.

Fennell lives in Macon and is mother of two boys, Pete and Charlie.

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