Garner to head up workforce development efforts for Fayette Chamber of Commerce

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Will Garner
Will Garner

Will Garner — who formerly led the Midwest Food Bank charity operation in Peachtree City — has a new job: Program manager for planning and executing the Fayette Chamber’s industry councils, coordinating with the various workforce development organizations that serve Fayette County businesses and citizens, and serving as a liaison to the Fayette County Board of Education.

In his first ninety days, Garner’s focus will be developing a strategic plan to grow the Fayette Chamber’s workforce development efforts to best serve Chamber members and the Fayette County business community at large.

“We are looking forward to Will’s contributions to our team. He has proven to be a great leader in our community and will be an amazing asset to our organization,” said Fayette Chamber President Colin Martin.

Since 2013, Garner has been the Executive Director of Midwest Food Bank in Peachtree City. He and his wife Jenny have been residents of Peachtree City for sixteen years. Garner grew up in Florida and is a graduate of the University of North Georgia. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army in 1983.

He spent 26 years on active duty specializing in strategic planning and logistics operations at various duty assignments including Fort Stewart Georgia, Germany, Aberdeen Proving Ground Maryland, Pentagon, Fort Bragg North Carolina, Korea, Kuwait, and Fort McPherson Georgia. He retired in 2009 at the rank of colonel. After retiring, he worked for Department of Defense contractors including working in Afghanistan from 2010 to 2012.