Asher Dozier is a Newton County native who has worked in local government since 2005, serving in various leadership roles in public safety, human resources, and economic development. Asher currently works to recruit, retain, and support industrial development in Newton County with workforce development and educational pathway alignment being his primary areas of focus. Professionally, Asher is an active member of the Georgia Economic Developers Association and certified as a Human Resources Certified Professional through the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). Additionally, Asher has completed the Carl Vinson Institute of Government’s Management Development Program and the Emerging Leaders Development Program through the International City/County Management Association. As a local leader, Asher is an alumni and past committee member of Leadership Newton County and is currently a board member of the Newton Education Foundation and Newton County Young Farmers organization and is active in the Covington Rotary Club. Asher has previously served on the boards for the Covington Redevelopment Authority and Newton Trails. Asher has a B.S. in Criminal Justice and M.S. in Organizational Leadership from Troy University and is currently pursuing his Ed.D in P-20 and Community Development through Murray State University.