GUCA recognized Claudette Campbell of Georgia 811 in Duluth, Ga., as the GUCA Lifetime Industry Achievement Award for 2017-2018.
The Georgia Utility Contractors Association Inc. (GUCA) recognized Claudette Campbell of Georgia 811 in Duluth, Ga., as the GUCA Lifetime Industry Achievement Award for 2017-2018.
Since joining Georgia 811, Campbell has held the positions of executive director and, most recently, president/C.E.O. The origins of the Georgia Call Center date back to a tragic accident in May 1968 involving a natural gas explosion that took the lives of seven children and two adults at a daycare facility in Hapeville, Ga. In 1974, Atlanta Gas Light, Georgia Power and Bellsouth formed Utilities Protection Center Inc. Georgia was among the first ten states in the nation to form a statewide one-call system. The “Call Before You Dig” law was enacted on July 1, 1986. The Center became known as Georgia 811 in 2010 following the FCC mandate that 811 become the national “Call Before You Dig” number.
Georgia 811 is a 75-employee company specializing in training, education and the processing of locate requests to keep Georgia safe and connected. This is done in conjunction with their liaison staff, call center, IT, customer connections and accounting functions, all working together to make for a successful business.
Campbell also has been a member of GUCA since 1980. GUCA was the first organization that she joined when she was appointed to her position as executive director at Georgia 811. Campbell has been an active member of GUCA since joining the organization. She has served on numerous committees, functions, and meetings, always bringing her knowledge and expertise, along with a willingness to learn to help foster solutions to outstanding issues.
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