Jeffrey Harvey named next GFB CAO
Georgia Farm Bureau President Tom McCall announced on Dec. 7 that Jeffrey Harvey has been appointed by the GFB Board of Directors to serve as the organization’s new chief administrative officer and that Alex Bradford has been promoted to succeed Harvey as director of GFB’s Public Policy Department.
Harvey is filling the position that is being vacated by the retirement of Jon Huffmaster, which is effective Jan. 28, 2022. Harvey has led Georgia Farm Bureau’s legislative efforts as its public policy director since January 2017.
“Georgia Farm Bureau needs members and the agriculture community have benefited greatly from Jeffrey’s leadership at the state and national levels,” said Georgia Farm Bureau President Tom McCall. “He has worked tirelessly to build relationships with state and federal policy makers since joining the Farm Bureau family in 2001.”
Harvey began as a legislative specialist and then later served as assistant director and director of the organization’s former legislative department. Harvey has been instrumental in promoting agricultural causes at the Georgia and U.S. capitols.
A native of Wilcox County, Harvey graduated with a general finance degree from Georgia Southern University and later received his MBA in business management from Georgia Southwestern State University.
Harvey and his wife, Tiffany, live in Macon with their son Hudson.
Alex Bradford has been named the director of the Georgia Farm Bureau Public Policy Department (PPD) effective immediately.
“Alex has been a crucial member of the GFB Public Policy team in his role working with members of the Georgia General Assembly. That is where I got to know him when I served as chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. Alex’s proven leadership and extensive government knowledge has been essential in the success of our organization’s policy efforts and in supporting Georgia farmers in the legislative arena,” said GFB President Tom McCall.
McCall added, “We’re in a strong position with Alex’s knowledge of agriculture’s vital needs. By focusing on coordinated strategies with our board we can best help solve the challenges facing farmers and rural Georgia.”
Bradford joined the GFB PPD team in January 2015 as a legislative specialist and was named state affairs coordinator in 2017. Since joining the team, he has represented the GFB Federation in each General Assembly session in Atlanta.
A native of Jefferson County, Alabama, Bradford attended the University of Georgia studying political science and international affairs. He graduated with dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in 2010. Bradford was one of 60 students selected to participate in the Institute for Leadership Advancement through the Terry College of Business at UGA.
Bradford is engaged to marry Ms. Miranda Williams in early 2022 and lives in Macon.