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Greater Hall Chamber 2017-2018 Leadership Team Greater Hall Chamber Chair System’s construction of Georgia’s Perry Barnett, CPA, is a partner first net-new hospital in almost 20 at Rushton, one of the region’s years, NGMC Braselton, and the largest accounting firms serving system recently acquired Barrow clients locally, statewide and overRegional Medical Center. Carol’s seas. Perry, who has worked with achievements have been recognized Rushton since 2002 and has over statewide; Georgia Trend magazine 25 years of experience in his field, consistently places her on their list of oversees the firm's Business Services the 100 Most Influential Georgians Division. He also works with clients and in 2017, named her Georgia’s in manufacturing, distribution, Most Respected Business Leader. Perry Barnett, CPA Carol Burrell Kit Dunlap construction and other industries The Greater Hall Chamber presentRushton Northeast Georgia President & CEO while specializing in international ed her with the 2017 Distinguished Chair, Greater Hall Health System, Chamber Greater Hall Chamber business, tax and estate planning, Citizen Award. Carol is active in Chamber of Commerce Chair-Elect of Commerce business formation and succession Gainesville Rotary and United Way planning. Perry has been involved with the Chamber for many years of Hall County, and she is Past Board Chair for the Northeast Georgia and is chair of the Greater Hall Workforce Development Task Force that Chapter of the American Red Cross. She also serves on the board of works closely with area employers, educators and leaders to create and the Georgia Hospital Association and the University of North Georgia market programs to enhance the area’s labor pool. He has served on the Foundation and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Chamber’s Finance & Audit Committee as well as the Citizens for Better Executives and Voluntary Hospitals of America. Education 2015 Committee that led a local sales tax campaign initiative. Perry is a member of the Business Advisory Council at the University of Kit Dunlap, President & CEO of the Greater Hall Chamber since North Georgia's Mike Cottrell School of Business. He has coached youth 1998, has spearheaded several multi-million dollar initiatives such as soccer and basketball and served locally on the boards of North House, the HALLmark initiative, that have funded successful economic deHall County Boys & Girls Clubs, and the Lanier Soccer Association. He velopment, education and community programs as well as VISION is a former president of the Jaycees. 2030. Kit's leadership has guided the Chamber to solid ground with a membership base of 2,500 individuals and a staff of 12 people. A Brenau Carol Burrell, Chamber Chair-Elect, is the president and CEO of NorthCollege graduate, Kit served on the Board of the Georgia Department east Georgia Health System (NGHS). She has been a part of the senior of Economic Development for 10 years and as chairman for two years. management team at NGHS for almost two decades, serving as executive She is a founding member of the Gainesville-Hall County Economic vice president and chief operating officer before being named president Development Council and served as the council's first chairman in 1992. and CEO in 2011. Under Carol’s leadership, Northeast Georgia Medical She is currently serving on the board of the Metro North Georgia Water Center continues to rank tops in the state and nation. Carol lead the Planning District and is a past chair of the organization.

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