GFDA Executive Committee


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GFDA Executive Committee Members (L to R)
David McLeighton, Immediate Past President
Nathan Stanley, President
Bill Hightower, Treasurer
Rob Roberson, Secretary



Nathan Stanley

Nathan Stanley

GFDA President

Stanley Funeral Home & Crematory

Dublin, GA

Telephone: 1-478-272-5855

Email: nathan@stanleyfuneralhome.com


Bill Hightower

Bill Hightower

GFDA Treasurer & NFDA Policy Board Member

Hightower Funeral Home

Bremen, GA

Telephone: 1-770-537-2375

Email: BH1196@aol.com


Rob Roberson

Rob Roberson

GFDA Secretary

Shepard Funeral Home

Folkston, GA

Telephone: 1-912-496-7388

Email: shepardrobersonfuneralhome@yahoo.com


David McLeighton

David McLeighton

GFDA Past President

McLeighton Funeral Service

Reynolds, GA

Telephone: 1-478-847-4181

Email: davidmcleighton@gmail.com



Christie Carpenter

Christie Carpenter

GFDA Executive Director

Christie Carpenter is the Executive Director of Georgia Funeral Directors Association.  She has 20 years of experience in managing non-profit trade associations, including funeral service, healthcare, assisted living, professional speakers and special events industries. 

Telephone: 1-770-592-8002

Email: christie@gfda.org


Charlie Watts

Charlie Watts

GFDA Lobbyist

Charlie Watts served in the Georgia House of Representatives for 14 years.  During his term of service, Charlie had an unparalled rise to a position of leadership in the House of Representatives, serving as Chairman of the Banks and Banking Committee, and as a member of the rules committee and the Appropriations Committee.  Charlie has earned the trust and respect of his fellow legislators, on both sides of the aisle, and of state department heads.  For the past 20 years, Charlie has been a consultant and lobbyist representing a wide range of clients.

Telephone: 1-770-592-8002

Email: cwattsgovaffairs@aol.com


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