Dr. Randell E. Trammell
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Dr. Randell E. Trammell has long been involved youth development. He holds an undergraduate degree in Religious Education as well as a Master in Business Administration from Reinhardt University. In 2014, he completed his Doctorate in Education with an emphasis in organizational leadership and communication. That same year, after seeing a dire need for resources and support in the area of civics education in Georgia, he developed the concept of the Georgia Center for Civic Engagement. In 2017, Dr. Trammell officially launched the Center as a 501c3 nonprofit becoming our founder and President & Chief Executive Officer.
In October 2021, Dr. Trammell was recognized as one of Georgia Business Trend's "40 Under 40" award, which honors the state’s best and brightest leaders. Trammell was also recognized as the Bill Bolling Nonprofit Leader of the Year Award Recipient by TechBridge in 2021. In 2022, Dr. Trammell was appointed to serve as Chair of the Georgia Commission for Civic Education by Governor Kemp and was also awarded the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award through Points of Light for his service in the community. In 2023, Trammell was selected as one of sixty participants from across the nation for Presidential Leadership Scholar program of the Johnson, Bush 41, Clinton, and Bush 43 Presidential Libraries.
Trammell serves as a member of Reinhardt University’s Board of Trustees, a member of the CivXNow national coalition, chair of Georgia’s Coalition for Civic Education, and serves as Georgia’s public representative member on the Board of Trustees for Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Dr. Trammell is a visionary and passionate leader who is nationally recognized in youth civic education and development.
Email Randell at email@example.com.
Read his blog, Generation Civics.
Dr. Angela Hargis
Chief Operating Officer |
Director of Mission Advancement
Dr. Hargis joined us in December of 2019 after retiring from a distinguished career in education. She served most recently as the principal of Westside Middle School (Whitfield County Schools) since 2013 until her retirement in December of 2019.
Email Dr. Hargis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christine Hartness, M.Ed.
Director of Educational Programs
Christine has a background in Political Science and Public Policy which she combines with a passion for civic engagement to educate students on civic duties. After several years teaching Government, Christine became involved in the creation of curriculum for Georgia's revamped Government and Public Administration pathway, ultimately piloting the program in Barrow County. Christine joined the Georgia Center for Civic Engagement as Director of Educational Programs in September 2023 in order to further support the mission of civic education.
Email Christine at email@example.com.
April Burel, M.Ed.
Coordinator of Administrative Services
April has been an educator for 25 years in various school districts in Georgia in both public and private schools. Her specialty is in Social Studies Education and Language Arts. She has a bachelor’s degree in Middle Grades Education and a master’s degree in Middle Grades Social Studies. April has been involved in the organization as a volunteer prior to join our staff. She is currently assisting the Georgia Center for Civic Engagement with educational trip planning/implementation and other administrative services.
Email April at firstname.lastname@example.org
Board of Directors
Whitfield County Schools
Dr. Eddie Bennett
Georgia Council for the Social Studies
Justice Charlie Bethel
Georgia Supreme Court
Georgia Electric Membership Cooperative
Student Board Member
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
Rep. Matthew Gambill
Full Focus Communications
Comm. Daylon Martin
Commissioner, Jones County
Mathews & Maxwell
The Robbins Firm
The Munn Firm
Assoc. of County Commissioners of Georgia
O'Kelley & Sorohan, Attorneys at Law
Sen. Chuck Payne
Georgia Senate (District 54)
Judge Allison Barnes Salter
State Court of Cobb County
Abigail Heys Thompson
Wellstar Health System
Dr. Randell E. Trammell
President and CEO
Georgia Center for Civic Engagement
Northeast Georgia Health System
Student Board Member
Office of Lt. Governor Burt Jones
Mayor vince Williams
Georgia Municipal Association
Emeritus Board Members
Claire O. Bowen
Claire Bowen & Co.
Ray D. Moses
Charles B. Lassiter
Lassiter Financial Advisors, LLC
Gerald W. Wade
Executive Director, Emeritus
Dr. Penny Lott
ENGAGE CTSO Advisory Board
CTSO Program Specialist