WGTHT Planning Committee and Staff

  • Dr. Ann McCleary–Textile Trail Director and Center Director
  • Keri Adams–Textile Trail Director and Center Assistant Director
  • Bill Norris–Associate Director of Development, UWG College of Arts and Humanities
  • Dr. Jae Turner–Visiting Associate Professor of Public History
  • Maria Ross–UWG graduate student and WGTHT Conference Coordinator
  • Jennifer Sutton–UWG graduate student and WGTHT Membership Coordinator
  • Chanell Lowery–UWG student and WGTHT Administrative Assistant

Local Arrangements Committee

  • Ellen Thompson–President, Whitfield-Murray Historical Society, Dalton
  • Debby Long–Director of Operations, Dalton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Dalton
  • Janet Cochran–Regional Tourism Project Manager, Georgia Department of Economic Development, Tunnel Hill
  • Judy Alderman–Prater’s Mill Foundation, Inc., Varnell
  • Joey Parrott–Board of Trustee Member, Dalton Little Theatre, Dalton

Conference Volunteers, Interns, and Additional Staff

  • Jan Ridgway–Administrative Assistant, UWG Department of History
  • Akilah Frazier–UWG marketing intern
  • Nikole Gianopolous–UWG marketing intern
  • Lauren Koch–UWG art student
  • Yanique Leonard–UWG graduate student, volunteer
  • Cecelia Stephens–UWG graduate student, volunteer
  • Heather Rodriguez–UWG history intern, volunteer
  • Kymberli Darling–UWG photography intern, volunteer
  • Mollie Dominy–UWG history intern, volunteer


  • Georgia Humanities Council, Atlanta
  • Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia, Dalton
  • Georgia Department of Economic Development, Tunnel Hill and Atlanta
  • Shaw Floors, Dalton
  • Whitfield-Murray Historical Society, Dalton


  • Whitfield-Murray Historical Society, Dalton
  • Dalton Area Convention Visitors Bureau, Dalton
  • Center for Public History at the University of West Georgia, Carrollton
  • Dalton Little Theatre, Dalton
  • Shaw Floors, Dalton
  • Prater’s Mill Foundation, Inc.

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