RaSarah Browder Johnson has joined the Georgia-Pacific’s public affairs and communications team as public affairs manager for the Cedar Springs containerboard facility. Johnson takes on this support role for the mill with the upcoming retirement of Peggy Jaye in January.
As public affairs manager, Johnson supports the internal and external communication strategy for Cedar Springs, including sharing information to engage employees for supporting the mill’s vision and managing GP’s reputation and mill interaction and support in the community.
Johnson joins Georgia-Pacific after almost 12 years as grant administrator/development coordinator with Talquin Electric Cooperative, which serves residential and commercial utility customers in Gadsden, Liberty, Leon and Wakulla counties of northwest Florida. Prior to that, she was an economic development specialist for the South Central Alabama Development Commission based in Montgomery, AL.
A native of Camden in Wilcox County, AL, Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Troy University and a master’s degree from Auburn University at Montgomery. She and her husband have two children and have relocated from Tallahassee, FL to the Dothan area.
“We will miss Peggy and appreciate the excellent work she has done in this role,” stated Tony Spraker, vice president-general manager. “We are pleased to have RaSarah joining us and look forward to the significant contributions she will make as part of our mill leadership team and in our local communities.”