Our Team

Scott Shelar

President & CEO

Scott has held many different jobs throughout his life, including paper boy on the icy roads of Washington D.C.; lifeguard on the sunny beaches of St. Augustine, Florida; sports writer under the bright lights of high school football in South Georgia; and communications manager for the Atlanta Paralympic Games.

But in 1996, Scott found his calling. That year, Scott was hired as Director of Education and Safety for the Georgia Branch, Associated General Contractors (AGC). There, he learned about the construction industry’s need for motivated, trained, quality workers.

Scott joined CEFGA in 1998. Under his leadership, CEFGA has received national recognition for its annual CareerExpo and SkillsUSA State Championships, which draws more than 7,000 attendees annually; and its Construction Ready Program, which has trained and placed more than 500 residents in the construction industry since 2014.

A Florida native, Scott moved to Statesboro, Georgia in 1989 to attend Georgia Southern University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. He also met his wife there. While working out at Gold’s Gym, Scott spotted Kara Martin on a StairMaster. Scott and Kara celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2020. Today, they live in Decatur, Georgia and have two beautiful children, Martin (age 14) and Sophie (age 11).

Scott’s favorite quote is one by Walt Disney: “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”

John Wilhoite

Senior Vice President

Tina Robison

Vice President, Operations

Jamie Buck

Vice President, Pre-Apprenticeship

Zach Fields

Vice President, K12

Johnny Hughes

Vice President, Training Development

Luke Fletcher

Senior Director, Recruitment
Cristina Wells

Cristina Wells

Senior Director, Development and Donor Relations

Sandra Mathis

Executive Program Manager

Cortland Good

Executive Assistant

Veda White

Director, Admissions & Community Impact

Ash Mangham

Director, Program Support

Dean Cutler

Director, Program Support

Clint Pruitt

Director, Program Development

Roy Rucks

CTAE Senior Advisor

Tosha Ford

Admissions Recruiter

Nick Bruno

Admissions Recruiter
Anthony Welch

Anthony Welch

Associate Director, Training and Site Management

Jessie Sadlowsky

Associate Director, Training and Site Management

Brian Ayiteyfio

Lead Site Manager, Construction Ready

Daniel Jean-Baptiste

Lead Site Manager, Construction Ready

Terry Daugherty

Placement Director

Toni Davis

Site Manager

Clayton Koffman

Digital Media Specialist

Kyra Fullam

Office Administrator

Destiny Aladegbemi

Support Specialist

Fatou Kone

Little Builders, Support Specialist

Board of Directors


Dave Tzimenatos

McKenney’s, Inc. (Board Chair)

Will Etheredge (Board Chair-elect)

JE Dunn Construction

Bryson Barnes

Bryson Constructors

Andrea “Angie” Barnett

360 Specialties

Eddie Barnett

E.A. Barnett Group

Chris Bontrager


Paul Bryant

H.J. Russell & Company

Mike Dunham

AGC Georgia

Michael Hatcher

Sovereign Construction & Development

Elliot Hunt

Maren Construction

Brad Hutto

Holder Construction

Jamal Jessie

Georgia Power

Jody Klodner

Marek Interior Systems

Scott Lawrence

McCarthy Building Companies

Dave Moellering

Georgia Highway Contractors Association

Rod Owen

C.C. Owen Tile

Margaret Rauber

Winter Construction

Blake Riedling

Brasfield & Gorrie

Ray Rodriguez

C.W. Matthews Contracting Co.

Tim Tracy

Pyramid Masonry

Tony Varamo


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