Business Portfolio 11/27


Pam McDonald-Garrett has been promoted to president of JLA International.

She previously served JLA as chief financial officer and was responsible for finance, operations, client relations, human resources and information technology.

McDonald -Garrett was previously employed with SB&T Bank of Albany, a Synovus affiliate, for 15 years as a private banker and sales manager. Before joining SB&T, McDonald-Garrett was a bank examiner with the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance and an educator.

She has an associate degree in journalism from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, bachelor degrees in English and accounting from Valdosta State University and a master’s degree in English from Georgia Southwestern State University.

McDonald-Garrett is a member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce, Albany Rotary Club and Junior league of Albany. She serves on the board of Girl Talk and Lily Pad. She and her husband, Jack Daniel Garrett, live in Lee County.


Steve Williams of Albany has been chosen for the board of directors of Southern Crop production Association. Williams is with Albaugh, Inc. He was chosen during the group’s annual meeting recently in Charleston, S.C.

Edgar W. Duskin of Dawson is executive president of SCPA, which is based in Dawson.


Deborah Phillips of Albany has been elected president of the South Georgia Association Underwriters for 2011-12. She also services as treasurer.

Sue Luckie of Albany has been named vice president and secretary. Other officers from Albany include Kirk Rouse, immediate past president; Rita Cleveland, legislative chair, and Gary Graves, HUPAC.