Amy Carter appointed Deputy Commissioner for Rural Georgia at GDEcD

Gov. Nathan Deal appointed Amy Carter as Deputy Commissioner for Rural Georgia at the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), effective March 15.

Carter most recently served as the Executive Director of Stewardship and Development for the Technical College System of Georgia. She previously represented the 175th District in the Georgia House of Representatives. Carter has more than 16 years of experience as an educator at Lowndes High School and previously worked as an instructor of Business and Office Technology for Valdosta Technical College. She is a past chair of the Teacher Advisory Committee. Carter is a member of the Georgia Children’s Cabinet, a sustaining member of the Valdosta Junior Service League and a former member of the Valdosta North Rotary Club. She received the Lowndes County Schools Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award, the Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education Policy Maker of the Year Award and the Georgia School Counselor Association Legislator of the Year Award. Carter was also named the “Valdosta Woman of the Year” in 2002, one of four “Power Women” by Georgia Trend Magazine in 2013 and the “Brooks County Woman of the Year” in 2014. She is a graduate of Leadership Lowndes, Leadership Georgia and Valdosta State University. Carter is a Deacon of First Christian Church and has two children.

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