Betsy McGriff joined the Chamber as the Economic Development Director in 2018. She holds an MBA and BS in Chemistry both from Georgia Southern University.Previously, she worked with the University of Georgia’s Archway Partnership. Betsy also worked as a Key Account Analyst with Georgia Power and served as Mayor of her hometown of Register. She is a 2017 graduate of Locate South Georgia LEADS and a 2016 Georgia Forward Young Gamechanger. She and her husband Harley spend their free time ferrying their children Mac & Charlie to football, soccer, basketball, and drama practice.
Dawson County Chamber of Commerce,Membership Director
Melissa Mayton joined the Chamber staff in December of 2014. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communications. Before joining the Chamber, Melissa worked for 10 years in print media in several roles including reporting, editing, design, marketing and social media. A 2019 graduate of the US Chamber’s Institute of Organization Management,Melissa is a 2016 graduate of Leadership Dawson and Georgia Academy of Economic Development. She is Secretary of Kiwanis Club of Dawson County. In her free time, Melissa enjoys cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs, with her husband Wade and son Daniel as well as kayaking and paddle boarding on Lake Lanier.
Dawson County Chamber of Commerce,Director of Operations
Brenda Mason, Director of Operations, joined the Chamber in September of 2012. Prior to this position Brenda was a small business owner, owning a grocery store, a grading and transport business and a virtual administration business. Brenda holds an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration and Accounting. She is certified in QuickBooks, Microsoft Office and payroll specialist.
Dawson County Chamber of Commerce,Tourism & Events Director
Maddy Shadburn joined the Chamber team in October of 2018. She is a graduate of North Forsyth High School and attends Lanier Technical College pursuing an Associates of Science degree. Her interests and hobbies are art and photography.