Press Contacts

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Commissioner's Office

Wes Robinson, Director of Public and Government Affairs (wes.robinson@dnr.ga.gov )
Office: (404) 656-6546

Matthew Smith, Public Affairs Assistant (matthew.smith@dnr.ga.gov
Office: (404) 656-3500


Coastal Resources Division

Nancy Butler, Public Affairs Coordinator, (nancy.butler@dnr.ga.gov
Office: (912) 262-3140


Environmental Protection Division

Kevin Chambers, Director of Communications (kevin.chambers@dnr.ga.gov
Office: (404) 651-7970

For media questions specific to the Air Protection Branch, contact: 
Kelley Nardell Powell, Manager, Public Affairs Unit (kelly.nardell-powell@dnr.ga.gov
Office: (404) 363-7563

Thomas Smith, Public Affairs Coordinator (thomas.smith@dnr.ga.gov
Office: (404) 362-2790

Vicky Giles, Public Affairs Coordinator (vicky.giles@dnr.ga.gov
Office: (404) 362-2536


Historic Preservation Division

Allison Asbrock, Outreach Program Manager (allison.asbrock@dnr.ga.gov)
Office: (770) 389-7868 


Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites Division

Kim Hatcher, Public Affairs Coordinator (kim.hatcher@dnr.ga.gov
Office: (770) 975-4223


Wildlife Resources Division

Jenifer Wisniewski, Marketing Communications Manager
Email: jenifer.wisniewski@dnr.ga.gov 
Office: (706) 557-3324

Taylor Brown, Marketing Communications Assistant Manager
Email: taylor.brown@dnr.ga.gov
Office: (706) 557-3322

Heidi Ferguson, Communications/Outreach Specialist
Email: heidi.ferguson@dnr.ga.gov
Office: (706) 557-3328

For media questions specific to game management, fisheries management, law enforcement, boating and licensing, contact:

Melissa Cummings, Communications/Outreach Specialist
Email: melissa.cummings@dnr.ga.gov
Office: (706) 557-3326

For media questions specific to nongame wildlife (including threatened and endangered species) and protected plants, contact:

Rick Lavender, Communications/Outreach Specialist
Email: rick.lavender@dnr.ga.gov
Office: (706) 557-3327

News Release List

Our agency issues anywhere from five to fifteen press releases a month on fishing, nongame wildlife, hunting, boating, conservation issues and other topics.  To be added to the media press release e-mail list, email melissa.cummings@dnr.ga.gov.

After Hours Contact

Media issues don't always take place during work hours.  On weekends and after 4:30 pm weekdays, call the State Operations Center at (800) 241-4113, let them know your name and media affiliation, and ask them to page the on-call communications contact.