44 S G M A G A Z I N E | FA L L 2 0 1 8 TEAM SOUTH GEORGIA Throughout South Georgia, there are people of all ages and varying levels of professional experience that are dedicated to making their communities a better place to live and work. Nominations for Team South Georgia 2018 were accepted for individuals representing a variety of areas including agriculture, business and industry, economic development, education, government, healthcare, leadership development, public service, tourism, community service, and the arts. The inaugural class of Team South Georgia recognizes 26 community champions for their innovative spirit and ability to obtain positive results. South Georgia Business + Culture Magazine has selected Dr. Tina Anderson, president of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, as this year’s Team South Georgia coach. Creating a Workforce Pipeline Ensuring that Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is meeting the workforce needs of businesses and industries within its 11-county region is Dr. Tina Anderson’s biggest mission. “I meet with business and industry leaders to make sure that Wiregrass Tech is producing highly trained workers,” said Anderson, who became Wiregrass Tech’s president in 2013. “I am proud that we have a 99 percent job placement rate for our students. Not just getting them a job but a job within their field.” Growing up in South Georgia, Anderson Team South Georgia 2018 Providing a Greater Impact What I try to remember is we are servants of Georgia’s taxpayers. They expect me, and my team, to be honest, have the highest integrity, work hard, and show positive results. I never want to forget that responsibility. - TINA ANDERSON