Jeanna Fennell began serving as Georgia Farm Bureau corporate secretary Feb. 1 after previously serving as assistant corporate secretary. Her promotion follows Jon Huffmaster’s Jan. 28 retirement.
“Jeanna brings a wealth of experience at Georgia Farm Bureau to this appointment. That includes being the former director of our claims litigation department and being our senior counsel. She takes this important role at a critical juncture as we pursue our long-term strategic goals,” said GFB President Tom McCall. “She will continue serving as senior counsel while adding her new duties. Jeanna’s organizational skills and legal knowledge continue to serve our members and staff well.”
Before joining GFB as director of claims litigation in 2010, Fennell worked in private practice at the Macon law firm James, Bates, Pope & Spivey. She was promoted to GFB senior counsel in 2015 and assistant corporate secretary/senior counsel in 2019. As senior counsel, Fennell provides legal guidance to all GFB departments and oversees the human resources department.
A native of Dooly County, Fennell graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts degree and cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree.
Fennell lives in Macon and is the mother of two boys, Pete and Charlie.