Leadership Dodge was developed to prepare and encourage emerging leaders to seek leadership positions within the Dodge County, Georgia community. This eight month-long program is designed to educate community leaders about various facets of Dodge County. Some of the aspects covered include: agriculture, law enforcement, business & industry, healthcare, and education. This community building program equips participants with knowledge and first-hand experience of the resources and assets of Dodge County, Georgia.
Nominations are submitted by Chamber members. The class selection process consists of committee review of all nominated individuals and their applications. Selected participants will be notified in December before their term begins.
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Christina Alligood is a native of Dodge County for 33 years with no plans of that changing. She started her banking career at Citizens Bank in 2007 and holds an Officer position in the Accounting Department as Controller. She attends Solid Rock Church of God and has a 10-year-old son Andrew. In October, she will marry Brad Alligood and will gain another son, James. She is looking forward to being more involved in her community and was excited for Leadership Dodge to be a great stepping stone for that!
Chamber Board Chair
Dena B. Barrows, Chamber Chair, is the Nutrition Program Director for Dodge County Schools and owner of BALDD Properties. A graduate of Dodge County High School, Georgia Southern University, American Intercontinental University and the University of Georgia. She has been involved with the Eastman-Dodge Chamber of Commerce for a number of years serving on the Board of Directors, Executive Board Vice-Chair, and currently Executive Board Chair. She is a member of First Baptist Church in Eastman. Dena is married to Dr. Bryant Barrows; they have three children Austin, Lane and Dennis.
Chamber Vice Chair of Community Development
Kenneth F. Rogers
Mr. Rogers is the Chamber Board's Vice Chair of Community Development who is a vital part of our Leadership Dodge Program. He reports back to the Executive Committee, the General Board, and the community about the Leadership Dodge sessions. He attends the sessions when he can, when he is able to slip away from his full time job operating Eastman Drugs, Inc.
Married to Wendy E. Rogers, three children: Lance, Landon, and Emilianne
Graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1996.
Received Outstanding Student Award in Management (Class of 1996)
Owns and operates Eastman Drugs, Inc.
Actively works with the Dodge Arts Guild and member of First Baptist Church in Eastman.
Lindsey Wilkes was promoted to the rank of Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Region 12 office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in Eastman in September of 2015. Wilkes has been employed with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation since 2006. Wilkes began her career in law enforcement in 2003 as a Narcotics Agent with the Oconee Drug Task Force in Cochran, Georgia. Wilkes has spent the past 11 years of her career working violent crimes such as homicides, rapes, armed robberies and crimes against children in the Middle Georgia Area.
Wilkes is a graduate of Columbus State University with a master’s degree in Public Administration. Wilkes attended Middle Georgia College prior to transferring to Mercer University to obtain her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Wilkes is also a graduate of the Columbus State University Command College program.
Wilkes was presented the GBI Director’s Award in 2013 for the Jmaal Keyes Murder Investigation. Wilkes has traveled abroad to teach Interviews and Interrogations for the State Department in the Republic of Georgia. Wilkes currently teaches Interviews and Interrogations at the Police Academy at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center. Wilkes also teaches Death Investigations and Interviews and Interrogations at the GBI Basic Academy Classes.
Wilkes is a native of Eastman, Georgia where she still resides with her husband, her 7 year-old bonus daughter and three rescue dogs.
Andrea Proctor Yawn
Current Job Title: Administrative Assistant to the Campus Director
Employed at Middle Georgia State University, 10 years
Graduate of Hawkinsville High School, Hawkinsville, GA
Graduate of Louisiana State University-Alexandria, LA-Associate Degree in General Business Administration
Current member of Leadership Dodge Class of 2017
Current member and Treasurer, Eastman Pilot Club
Current member, Middle Georgia State University’s Staff Council and Sub-Committee, Staff Awards/Professional Development Committee