Meet the Team

Professional Staff


Dr. Randell E. Trammell

Founder & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Dr. Trammell has long been involved youth development.  He holds an undergraduate degree in Religious Education as well as a Master in Business Administration from Reinhardt University.  In 2014, he completed his Doctorate in Education with an emphasis in organizational leadership and communication. That same year, after seeing a dire need for resources and support in the area of civics education in Georgia, he developed the concept of the Georgia Center for Civic Engagement.  In 2017, Dr. Trammell officially launched the Center as a 501c3 nonprofit becoming its founder and President & Chief Executive Officer.

Dr. Trammell is a visionary and passionate leader who is a national leader in youth civic education and development.  Trammell is working with state leaders across the country using the model developing in Georgia as a guide to assist civic renewal among students by replicating the Center for Civic Engagement model.

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Read his blog, Generation Civics.


Jeremy Austin

Director of State Programs

Jeremy has been involved with the organizations program offerings as either a student participant, collegiate volunteer, or professional staff member since 1996. During his senior year of college, Jeremy interned for this organization; specifically running our Model United Nations Program.  He has held numerous positions on our staff since his hire in 2007. He now serves as the Director of State Programs.  He has specifically played a key leadership role in program development and implementation.  In this area, our programs have seen incredible growth over the last 10+ years.  Working closely with CEO Trammell, they continue creating innovative & cutting edge youth development programs.

Jeremy works closely with educational partners across that state as we implement new and engaging programs.  Jeremy joined the staff in 2007.


Dr. Angela Hargis

Director of Educational Services

Dr. Hargis joined us in December of 2019 after retiring from a distinguished career in education. She served most recently as the principal of Westside Middle School (Whitfield County Schools) since 2013 until her retirement in December of 2019.

Board of Advisors

Dr. jay barth, Chair

Melissa Starkey, Ex-Officio

Dr. Randell E. Trammell

President and CEO