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Screven Chamber sets annual meet
Native son Dwight Evans will be speaker on Jan. 20
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      SYLVANIA - The Screven County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 37th Annual Meeting on Jan. 20, at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in downtown Sylvania.
      The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. with the business meeting and Leadership Screven graduation to follow.
      Dwight Evans, a founding partner in the Pendleton Consulting Group, will be the guest speaker, said Heidi Jeffers, executive director of the Screven Chamber.
      Prior to his involvement in Pendleton, Evans retired from Southern Company in 2008. Evans served as a group president, and over his nearly 40-year career with the company, he also served as president and CEO of Mississippi Power, executive vice president of Georgia Power, senior vice president of Georgia Power, and vice president and director of the Washington office for Southern Company, said Jeffers.
      Evans is a member of the boards of directors of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority, the National Commission on Accountability in Higher Education, the University System of Georgia Foundation and Piedmont College, she said.
      Evans is active in various Chambers of Commerce, she said, including his position as chair of the Clean Air Committee of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.
      He served on the board of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce and chaired the U. S. Chamber's Energy and Environment Committee and currently serves on the Public Affairs Committee, she said.
      A licensed engineer, Evans, 62, earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering and his M.S. in Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and his J.D. at The Atlanta Law School.
      Evans graduated from Screven County High School in 1966. He and his wife of 40 years, Sharon, have two children and four grandchildren.
      For more information, call the Screven County Chamber of Commerce at (912) 564-7878.
      Tickets and tables for the event are available for reservation. Individual tickets are $25 for Chamber members and $30 for non-members.

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