GEA Leadership 2019 - 2020


Meet GEA President Bruce Hayden

GEA President Bruce Hayden

  • Past District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler - Georgia, Southeast
  • GEA Board of Directors At Large
  • Past State Vice President, Southeast
  • GEA Past Assistant Sergeant at Arms
  • GEA Past Secretary of the Year
  • GEA Chairman Resolutions Committee
  • GEA Chairman Business Practices Committee
  • Member of Valdosta Lodge 728 for 14 Years
  • Two Time Past Exalted Ruler, Valdosta Lodge
  • Past Lodge Secretary
  • Eight Years on the Valdosta Lodge Board of Directors
  • Chairman of Valdosta Lodge ENF
  • Chairman of Valdosta Lodge Scholarships
  • Chairman of Quarterly State Meeting
  • Member of Lodge Ritual Team

Meet GEA President-Elect Bill Lewis

  • Charter Member of Lake Oconee Lodge #2849
  • Board of Trustees/Secretary 2006
  • Board of Directors, Chairman 2007
  • Lecturing Knight 2007-2008
  • Loyal Knight 2008-2009
  • Leading Knight 2009-2010
  • Exalted Ruler 2010-2011
  • Lodge Secretary 2011-2019
  • Lodge Officer of the Year 2012-2013
  • Lodge Distinguished Citizenship Award 2014-2015
  • Lodge Officer of the Year 2015-2016
  • GEA Elk of the Year 2013-2014
  • GEA Secretary of the Year 2015-2016
  • GEA Vice President NE District 2013-2014
  • GEA, At Large Member, Board of Directors 2016-2019
  • Presenter, ER-Leading Knight Academy 2014-2018
  • Ga Elks Association Parliamentarian 2017-2018
  • Ga Elks Association Parliamentarian 2017-2018
  • State Disaster Relief, Chairman 2014-Current
  • State Photographer 2018-Current
  • PER Association 2015-Current
  • Secretary Association 2015-2019
  • Elks National Foundation Committee 2014
  • ER-Elect/Joint DD Clinic Committee 2014
  • Leadership Training Committee 2014
  • Membership Committee 2014
  • New Lodge Development Committee 2014
  • Public Relations Committee 2017
  • District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler, NE District 2014-2015
  • Grand Auditor to the District Deputy 2017-2019
  • Special Representative, Grand Lodge 2016 to current
  • 50 years service in Public Safety including Fire Service, Emergency Medical
  • Service, Emergency Management at local, state and national levels. Currently still serving in these capacities with the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the Georgia Mutual Aid Group in cooperation with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency.