The Chamber benefits from a talented group of professionals who manage the day-to-day activities, carry out the Board’s program of work and provide outstanding customer service. To reach Chamber staff members, visit our office located at 130 South Jefferson Street in Downtown Milledgeville, call 478.453.9311 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays, or email us.
April M. Bragg
President & CEO
April M. (Brooks) Bragg is a native of Dublin, Georgia; but she has called Milledgeville home since 1996 when she came to Georgia College where she later graduated with degrees in Theatre (Performance) and Marketing. April has spent the last 12 years working with small businesses, nonprofits and associations to develop effective marketing campaigns, branding strategies and event planning models to grow their organizations.
Along with her husband Terry and their two children, Abi and Drew, April is actively involved in business and community development through both professional and volunteer roles in Milledgeville-Baldwin County. In 2011, April was selected as the President and CEO of the Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce.
April is a member of Northridge Christian Church where she is a vocalist on the worship team. She is a member of the Milledgeville Rotary Club, Leadership Baldwin Class of 2012, and serves on the board of Milledgeville MainStreet/DDA.
Ashley K. Marcott
Investor Relations Director
Ashley (Kennedy) Marcott is a native of Putnam County and has called Milledgeville home since 1998 when she attended Georgia College, pursuing a BBA in Business with a focus in marketing and management. She has top notch track record with over 12 years of experience in non-profit work, fundraising, volunteer management, sales and marketing. Offspring of small business owners, she has an extra-large heart for small business owners and strives to address the issues impacting our economic pulse.
Upon joining the team in 2011, she jumped in with both feet; taking on the role as team captain for the A-team (Chamber Ambassadors) and over time, developed the role as key volunteer for various organizations including Riverbend State Correctional Facility (Community Advisory Board) and Baldwin College & Career Academy (Advisory Council). While she’s excited about the growth potential of Milledgeville-Baldwin County and aims to be a resourceful asset to the business community, she focuses her time on membership recruitment and retention as well as the execution of the Chamber’s annual fundraisers and programs including the Golf Classic, Blue Sapphire Gala and Reality Check.
Ashley and her son, Riley, are active partners of Northridge Christian Church where Ashley teaches 3-year olds and facilitates a ladies’ life group.
Shade’ M. Cannie
Shade’ Cannie is a native of Milledgeville, Georgia. She is currently pursuing a degree in Mass Communications (Public Relations) and Marketing at The University of West Georgia. Shade’ is actively involved in several student organizations including Public Relations Student Society of America (Where she currently serves as President), Black Student Alliance and Black Public Relations Society of Atlanta. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
In her spare time, Shade’ enjoys philanthropy work, reading and volunteering with public relations firms in Atlanta. She hopes to one day start her own PR firm. Her personal mantra: “Be better than you were yesterday.”