Press Contacts

Commissioner's Office

Trevor Santos, Deputy Commissioner (
Office: (404) 656-6546

Alexus Thompson, Public & Governmental Affairs Assistant (
Office: (404) 656-3505

Coastal Resources Division

Tyler Jones, Public Affairs Coordinator (
Office: (912) 262-3140

Note: For issues of coastal endangered species, such as right whales or sea turtles, please contact Rick Lavender below.

Environmental Protection Division

Kevin Chambers, Director of Communications (
Office: (404) 651-7970

Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites Division

Kim Hatcher, Public Affairs Coordinator (
Office: (770) 975-4223

Wildlife Resources Division

Lacey Creech, Marketing Communications Manager
Office: (706) 557-3324

Aubrey Pawlikowski, Marketing Communications Assistant Manager
Office: (706) 557-3337

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

Melissa Cummings, Communications/Outreach Specialist
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
Office: (706) 557-3327

Law Enforcement Division

Mark McKinnon, Public Affairs Officer
Office: (770) 918-6408

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

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.