Office of Economic Development, Government Relations and Community Engagement
Trip Addison, Vice President for University Advancement and External Affairs
Mr. Addison is a “Double Eagle” graduate of Georgia Southern University, earning both a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from the College of Business Administration. He comes to Georgia Southern after serving in the role of assistant director of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD). Prior to that time, he held the position of deputy director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget. Additionally, he has served as a policy advisor to Governor Nathan Deal for the areas of tax, labor, economic development, and natural resources. Mr. Addison is a member of the Georgia Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits, the Erosion and Sediment Control Overview Council, and the Georgia Southern University College of Business Young Alumni Board. He previously served as chairman of the Georgia Occupational Regulation Review council. He was recently named into the Georgia Southern 40 Under 40 class of 2014.
Annalee Ashley, Director for State and Federal Government Affairs
Annalee Ashley is a summa cum laude graduate of the College of Business at Georgia Southern University. She comes to Georgia Southern after working in Washington, D.C. in the Executive Office of the Secretary of the United States Senate, where she specialized in protocol, event planning, and Senate spouse relations. Prior to that time, she worked for the United States Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. Ms. Ashley began her tenure in D.C. as a legislative intern for Senator Johnny Isakson through the Eagles in D.C. internship program. She is a member of Protocol and Diplomacy International – Protocol Officers Association (PDI-POA) and is a former Georgia Southern SOAR Leader and Student Government Association Executive Vice President.
Kendria Lee, Director for Economic Development & Community Relations
Kendria Lee is a “Double Eagle” graduate of Georgia Southern University, earning both a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems from the College of Business. Prior to her current role, Ms. Lee held the position of Operations Manager and Executive Associate for Government and Community Relations – both for the Office of External Affairs. Ms. Lee is a member of Protocol and Diplomacy International – Protocol Officers Association. She is a graduate of Leadership Southeast Georgia as well as Georgia Academy for Economic Development. She is also a member of the Statesboro YMCA Board and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s Rural Prosperity Council. In addition, she is currently serving as Chair of the University System of Georgia Staff Council and she also works as a mentor for the REACH program.
Marvin Pittman Administration Building
1770 Southern Drive
Statesboro, GA 30458
Last updated: 4/5/2018