Human Resources

The best people, for the best jobs.

What We Do

Support the Georgia Ports Authority's strategic goals and vision through: Open communication by creating a work environment in which initiative, teamwork and creativity are encouraged; Accountability and fair treatment of all employees with Respect and trust of one another.

We Strive To

  • Promote and recruit the best qualified people while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the workplace.
  • Provide competitive salary and benefit packages to attract the best candidates and retain our employees.
  • Establish, administer and effectively communicate policies and practices that treat employees equally, while maintaining compliance with local, state and federal laws.
  • Seek and provide solutions that support and optimize the operating principles of the organization

The Application Process

  • New positions are posted as they are needed. Postings are removed once we have received enough qualified applicants. Tip: Apply right away.
  • All applications must be submitted online.
  • You are NOT required to have a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) card to be considered for a position.  You will be informed during the recruitment process if and when to purchase your TWIC for employment.
  • Your application must be completed in order for you to be considered for the position.
  • A confirmation email will be sent once your application is submitted and received.
  • All applications are reviewed by a Human Resources representative for the necessary skills and qualifications to fill the position.
  • We receive a large quality of applications, so the application review process may take some time. Please be patient with us as we review all applications.
  • If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment with Human Resources to discuss the position. Tip: Do NOT contact us to schedule an interview. If you are being considered for the position we will initiate contact.
  • The hiring manager evaluates all candidates interviewed for the position and then decides who is most qualified for the job.
  • The candidate selected for the position will be notified by Human Resources and given instructions on how to proceed through the hiring process.
  • All candidates will be notified once the final decision has been made. If you are not selected for the position, you will receive a notification via email or letter mailed to your address on file.

Interested in a career at Georgia Ports?

Notice to all applicants

NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications received, the GPA is unable to provide individual status updates. All applicants will be notified by email or telephone when individual statuses change.


Georgia  Ports Authority
GPA Annex 1 | 82 Main Street | Garden City, GA 31408
Phone: (912) 964-3966 | Email


Lise Altman Chief Human Resources Officer
Charles Pennington General Manager of Human Resources
Tanya Chisholm General Manager of Workforce Development & Training
Tiphani Lee Manager of Human Resources
Pearl-Anne Brown Assistant Manager of Recruitment
Derrick Thomas Assistant Manager of Human Resources
Eli Vandiver Assistant Manager of EE Relations and HR Technology
Erin McCune Assistant Manager of Human Resources Administration
Karsten Housey Human Resources Generalist
Tasha Burnette Human Resources Generalist


Georgia  Ports Authority
GPA Annex 1 | 82 Main Street | Garden City, GA 31408
Phone: (912) 963-2548 | Email


Tim Smith Benefits Manager
Michael Taylor Benefits Manager
Katie Britt Assistant Manager of Benefits & Health
Doni Epstein Benefits Coordinator
Panesia Kitchen Benefits Coordinator


Georgia  Ports Authority
GPA Annex 1 | 82 Main Street | Garden City, GA 31408
Phone: (912) 964-3870


Joseph Darieng Occupational Health Nurse
Laurie Johnston Occupational Health Nurse
Tiffany Moxley Occupational Health Nurse
Hope Life Health Compliance Coordinator
Colleen Porter Wellness Coordinator