MACON, Ga. – Georgia Farm Bureau announced today 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 claim’s 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 University of Georgia School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree.
Fennell lives in Macon and is mother of two boys: Pete and Charlie.
About Georgia Farm Bureau
Georgia Farm Bureau is a membership-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a voice for farmers and families involved in agriculture. With 250,000 members and offices in 157 counties across the state of Georgia, it is the state’s largest farm organization. In addition to providing legislative representation to rural Georgia, GFB connects consumers with agriculture and offers its members leadership development programs to ensure Georgia’s farming future.
Becoming a Georgia Farm Bureau member helps support local farmers and ensures Georgians continue to have access to locally grown, high-quality food. Learn more about the organization at www.gfb.org.