Peggy Whitfield
Peggy  Whitfield

Director of Human Resources

Peggy Morgan Whitfield, a native of Toccoa, Ga., began her employment with the Athletic Association in August 1990 as Personnel Assistant II and was promoted to Personnel Specialist in 2000. She was named Human Resources Coordinator in February 2001 and Director of Human Resources in 2004.

Peggy manages all aspects of human resources including payroll, employee benefits, employment and human relations for the athletic staff. She serves as emeritus of the Athletic Association Professional Support Staff Executive Committee. Peggy is a member of Athens Society for Human Resource Management and the National Society for Human Resource Management.

Peggy was awarded the Dewey Dean Employee of the Year Award in 2009. The Dewey Dean Employee of the Year award recipient is chosen by employees of the Athletic Association for setting an example for fellow employees, while stimulating incentive, interest and professional pride.

Peggy graduated from Stephens County High School and attended Athens Technical College.

Peggy is married to J.R. Whitfield, a 1976 graduate of the University of Georgia. They have two sons, Adam Brady of Wiley, Ga., who is married to the former Amber Blalock; and Andrew Brady of Athens, Ga. The Whitfields have two grandsons, Braxton and Brock Brady.

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