Christie Carpenter is Independent Funeral Directors of Georgia’s Executive Director. She has been our Account Manager for the past nine years and with Associations of Georgia since 1998. Over the years, Christie has been Account Manager for five statewide associations, including funeral service, healthcare, speakers and special events industries. In June 2014, she became CEO and President of Associations of Georgia, a multi association management company.
Charlie Watts served in the Georgia House of Representatives for 14 years. During his term of service, Charlie had an unparalled rise to a position of leadership in the House of Representatives, serving as Chairman of the Banks and Banking Committee, and as a member of the rules committee and the Appropriations Committee. Charlie has earned the trust and respect of his fellow legislators, on both sides of the aisle, and of state department heads. For the past 14 years, Charlie has been a consultant and lobbyist representing a wide range of clients including Dow Jones & Company, the Outdoor Advertising Association of Georgia, Georgia Airports Association, the Community Bankers Association, Georgia Industrial Loan Association, Independent Funeral Directors Association, Coroners Association of Georgia, Trinity Industries, and many individual clients.