The Chairlady of the Public Relations Action Group has the special task of strategically planning and coordinating public relations for the Georgia Republican Assembly. After more than 20 years of holding executive-level communications roles in corporate, agency and non-profit firms, Sheryl departed traditional work life to set, build and maintain a higher standard of honesty, integrity and good taste in public relations, communications and media. She is active in the community, serves on several boards and is author of the book, Praising You Changes Me, A Business Traveler’s Divine Moments on the Road. A Conservative Christian and active member of her church, Sheryl owns Righteous PR Agency (based on Matthew 6:33).
The Events Action Group ensures the visibility of the organization to the public in multiple formats (Dinners, Conventions, etc.) and adds value to a member’s relationship with the GRA by providing specialized events for members to attend while expanding their knowledge, involvement, and contacts. Chris is a retired interpersonal skills trainer — at writing and speaking. Prior to retiring, Chris was a contractor for the U.S. Government for 25 years training Intelligence Analysts how to write analytical papers reporting the results of their analysis and converting their documents into verbal reports to the Intelligence Community. He’s been a professional speaker and coach for public speaking skills. As widower and a Republican from Kennesaw, Chris was originally a native of Maryland for 70 years. But now he says he’s “a refugee from the People’s Democratic Republic of Maryland and living in Kennesaw, GA.”
Greg is a native Georgian, from Dalton, and he has been a practicing attorney for 30 years, mostly in corporate law. He currently lives in Forsyth County, where he has been a general counsel and in-house attorney for several companies, large and small, including Scientific Games. Greg has also worked at several Atlanta law firms, including running his own law firm in Atlanta. He graduated from Georgia State Law School in 1992, was on Law Review there, and is admitted in to practice both Georgia and South Carolina. Greg has been politically active for conservative causes since his undergraduate days at the UGA and in Forsyth County.
The Vetting Committee Chairman reports to NFRA Director Catherine Bernard and is responsible for interviewing candidates for office seeking the GRA’s endorsement. The committee makes recommendations to the GRA membership regarding endorsement. Eddie Caldwell has also been elected the President of the Northwest GA GRA chapter & the Chairman of the Whitfield County Republican Party.
Field serves as the I.T Committee Chair, and redeveloped the GRA web site in 2020. He’s formerly served as a House District Chair in the Cobb County Republican Party, and has worked competently in the I.T. business for many years. He currently resides in South Georgia.
As the Assistant Treasurer, Banks Wise provides support to the Treasurer in managing the finances of the organization. He has been involved in the Republican Party as a volunteer activist for over a decade, first getting involved in the presidential races of Congressman Ron Paul from Texas. He resides in Cherokee County and works in an accounting firm. He has previously worked as a campaign manager for several successful State House races and worked as those Republican legislators’ Chief of Staff and political advisor.
Nathan Porter was elected to serve as the Treasurer for the GRA after James B. Jordan resigned from the position mid-term. Nathan was later re-elected as the GRA Treasurer at the GRA State Convention in December of 2021. Nate was formerly the founding leader of the Fulton chapter of the GRA, and was elected as Chairman of the 6th Congressional District GOP Committee in 2021 as well. He runs a bookkeeping firm in Alpharetta.
Denise Burns was elected as the Assistant Secretary of the GRA at the State Convention in December of 2021. She has been a GRA member in good standing for many years, and was also first elected the 14th Congressional District GA GOP Chairman in May of 2021. She was reelected to that position in 2023. She lives in the Walker County / Catoosa County area, has been a good long-term friend of Secretary Joanna Hildreth, and she assists Joanna with the official correspondence on behalf of the GRA.
Abigail is a Christian, homeschool graduate who is passionate about reforming the laws of GA to reflect “the laws of nature and of nature’s God”. She feels called to help make America constitutional again and sees effective political activism and community involvement as part of Christian ministry: a natural outflow of loving one’s neighbor and Jesus’ commission to teach all nations his commands.
She helped lead and revitalize the Northwest chapter of Georgia Right to Life in 2016. She has trained and volunteered with the Center for Bio-ethical Reform doing pro-life campus outreach at leftist colleges and doing pro-life street activism.
She served for five years as Secretary of the L’Abri Symphony, a non-profit community orchestra in Dalton, GA. For seven years she worked as a bookkeeper for her father’s accounting firm. In 2020 Abigail worked as a writer and correspondent for The Tulis Report, a conservative talk radio show in Chattanooga, TN and she continues to volunteer occasionally as a citizen journalist who is committed to countering cultural Marxism with truthful narratives of current events. She is currently in her second year as an insurance agent working alongside her husband Nathaniel.
She has served as the Vice President of Georgia Right to Life since 2019 and has served as the 3rd Vice President of the Georgia Republican Assembly, since 2021.
She is a wife and mother of two small children and is enthusiastic about the vital role of mothers in building culture and preserving conservative principles for the next generation.