GAR Hires Jeff Ledford as New Director of Governmental Affairs

The Georgia REALTORS® are proud and fortunate to welcome Jeff Ledford as the new Director of Governmental Affairs. Jeff brings with him twenty-three years of experience in state government, having formerly served as Georgia’s Real Estate Commissioner from 2007-2011, as an analyst for the Georgia Ethics Commission, and most recently, as Director of State Initiatives for the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

The Director of Governmental Affairs position became available, when predecessor John Barbour, accepted an offer to lobby for the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia. John has been a valued staff member of GAR and instrumental part of the Governmental Affairs Team for almost nine years. GAR is grateful for the contribution he has made to the Association during his tenure, ensuring that the Georgia REALTORS® are the most powerful force at the State Capitol.

We are excited to begin a new chapter under Jeff’s leadership, confident that he has the professional experience and keen insight to continue navigating GAR’s successful political influence.

Jeff is a graduate of Georgia State University, where he studied Political Science. He and his wife Lisa reside with their family in Kennesaw. Jeff assumed the position of Director of Governmental Affairs on August 1 and can be reached at Please join us in welcoming Jeff to the Georgia REALTOR® family!