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Sunbelt Expo announces staff changes

The Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition has named Becca Turner vice president of marketing succeeding Gina McDonald, who plans to retire March 1.

Turner has a master’s degree in mass communication from the University of Georgia. Since 2002 she has worked as the executive director of the Colquitt County Arts Center, interim director of ABAC on the Square and most recently associate professor of communication at ABAC.  She was instrumental in developing the ABAC Rural Studies and Communications program and its curriculum for the 4-year program.  Becca and her husband, Richie, live in Moultrie and have two children, Carolyne and Ret. 


“Becca brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and we look forward to having her join our outstanding staff,” said Sunbelt Executive Director Chip Blalock.

McDonald announced her retirement in November after 20 years at the Expo. 

“It’s been a great opportunity to work for the Expo. I've had the privilege to work alongside some of the best people in agriculture,” McDonald said. 

"Gina's commitment to relationship building with our community, exhibitors and visitors has taken this show to new heights. We wish Gina the best in her retirement," Blalock said.