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James C. Stallings has served as the GEMA/HS Director since September 1, 2020.
Mike Smith was appointed as the Chief of Staff on September 1, 2020.
Thomas Moore serves as the Deputy Director of Emergency Management at GEMA/HS. In this position, he oversees the emergency management, operational response, logistics and planning units of the agency.
Valarie Grooms serves as the GEMA/HS Deputy Director of Recovery Division. In this position, she oversees the Community Recovery, Hazard Mitigation and Public Assistance Departments for the agency.
Mark Sexton joined GEMA/HS in January 2017 and currently serves as Deputy Director of Administration and Finance.
Anna Burton joined the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency as Deputy General Counsel and currently serves as General Counsel as of August 2021.