You are invited to join us for a networking reception with UGA School of Public and International Affairs students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Take a look at the profiles below for just a few of the
all-star alumni who will be joining us!
Friday, April 29, 2016
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (drop-in)
The Georgian Ballroom
197 E. Broad St.
Athens, Georgia 30601
This is a free event, but you must register by Wednesday, April 27.
If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Ledbetter at ude.agu@rettebdell or 706-542-6511.
Christopher Belk (AB ’05)
Chris Belk is the Co-Owner and Founder of Saucehouse BBQ, the new BBQ empire on Broad Street in Athens, GA. Chris is a political science grad, with a large entrepreneurial spirit. The idea for his business started small and has grown to include a catering business and a fast-casual restaurant and bar. For more information about Saucehouse, please visit their website.
Christie Haynes (AB ’10)
Christie Haynes is the president of the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and Office of Tourism Development. Christie was named to UGA’s list of 40 Under 40 in 2012, and just recently received the 2016 Young Alumni Award from UGA’s Alumni Association. Christie is a past president of SPIA’s Alumni Board and continues to take an active part of the School’s alumni engagement efforts.
Julie Smith (AB ’00)
Julie Smith is Vice President of External Affairs for Verizon Communications. Julie is responsible for directing charitable contributions, community involvement and government affairs for Verizon in 20 states. Julie is a member of the SPIA Board of Visitors and is an incredible asset to the School. To learn more about Verizon, visit their website.
David Stein (AB ’06)
David Stein is the Head Brewer/Co-Founder of the Athens brewery sensation, Creature Comforts. David is a political science and history grad who turned his passion from a hobby into a successful business. Creature Comforts is celebrating their second anniversary this month, so be sure to stop by and give them a try! To learn more about Creature Comforts, visit their website.