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Chamber Chairman named to Leadership Georgia program
Thua Barlay

The Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce Chairman Thua Barlay, Managing Attorney with the Barlay Law Group LLC, has been chosen to the Leadership Georgia Class of 2014.

Affiliated with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Georgia trains and builds a network of emerging young leaders from across the state over the past 40 years. Past participants include a number of influential state and national leaders ranging from former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn to University of Georgia Athletic Director Vince Dooley.

Approximately 60 participants are selected each year from a pool of several hundred applicants. Class members visit five Georgia communities in a year-long exchange of ideas and experiences about important issues affecting the state.

The 2014 Class of Leadership Georgia will be led by incoming President Gretchen K. Corbin of Rome, Ga.

Barlay said, "my wife and I are excited about the opportunity to participate in this esteemed program. We are truly humbled by our acceptance and are thankful to our sponsors, the Leadership Georgia Board of Trustees, and our community for this remarkable honor. We hope that our experiences in the program will help in our efforts to make our community a better place to live, work, and play."

The Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce is a membership based organization with the mission of preserving the competitive enterprise system of business and promoting business and community growth and development. For more information go to or call 770-483-7049.