WARNER ROBINS, Ga. – The 21st Century Partnership is pleased to announce additions to the organization that will provide for an enhanced focus on facilitating growth and opportunity for Middle Georgia and it’s economic engine, Robins Air Force Base; while concurrently welcoming the addition of new team members to support the initiative.  

Mr. Jamie Cook joins the Partnership as the STEM Outreach and Workforce Coordinator in a part-time position. He brings a diverse and impressive skill set; most recently as the Chief of the Work Force Development Branch in the Engineering Directorate at Robins Air Force Base.  He is a graduate of Georgia Tech and has a long and distinguished career in both the public and private sector. 

“We are very fortunate to add Mr. Cook to the Partnership team,” said Chrissy Miner, President and CEO of the Partnership.  “He is an excellent community addition to aid Robins Air Force Base in their aggressive hiring efforts as demonstrated in the ‘1200 in 12 campaign’. He also brings great value to our community partners given his extensive work in STEM and workforce recruitment, and also brings strong relationships in academia to support the region.”

The Partnership also welcomed a new Chairman to the 21st Century Partnership of Middle Georgia Board in December.  Dan Slagle, the Director of Operations for Cox Business Florida-Georgia assumed the reigns from Rob Brooks, former President and CEO of ComSouth after four years at the helm.  Slagle is a long-time Middle Georgia resident who has served in several leadership positions to include: President Downtown Rotary; Chairman, Children’s Hospital Board; Chairman, Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce; and Chairman, Macon Economic Development Commission.

We are also pleased to announce several new Foundation Board Members.  During the annual December Foundation board meeting the following new board members were welcomed to the team: Malcolm Burgess, President/Owner, Burgess Pigment Company; Roy Fickling, President/CEO, Fickling & Company; Marlan Nichols, Partner, Nichols, Cauley & Associates, LLC; Chris Wilde, Chief Financial Officer, Navicent Health; and Emily Myers, CEO of Myers-McRae. Long-time board members William Fickling and Ninfa Saunders transitioned to Emeritus status on the board.  

“We are very fortunate to live in an area where our community leaders support our base and are willing to donate their time, talents and treasures to ensure the long-term success of Robins AFB and the Middle Georgia region,” said Miner. The 21st Century Partnership is a Georgia 501(c) 3 nonprofit with the dedicated mission of ensuring the long-term viability of Robins Air Force Base and the entire Middle Georgia region. To learn more about the 21st Century Partnership, visit www.21stcenturypartnership.com.