Director of OperationsSullivan Beasley
Sullivan Beasley has been the Director of Operations for Chick-fil-A Beechwood & Barnett Shoals for the past nine years. He attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College where his Chick-fil-A career began before graduating from Truett McConnell College with a Psychology degree. He worked as General Manager of Chick-fil-A Beechwood for five years previous to becoming the Director of Operations—totaling 19 years of experience with Chick-fil-A. He has thoroughly enjoyed his job of developing leaders and operators over the years. Chick-fil-A has given him the ability to give back to our Athens community through the Athens Rotary Club and 100%ers. He enjoys working out daily and spending time with his amazing family. Unless God has a bigger plan for his life, he hopes to retire here in Athens, Georgia.
Director of SalesHaley Simmons
Haley Simmons began her journey with Chick-fil-A in March 2014 as a Team Member. Since then she has taken on multiple leadership positions including Crew Leader, Marketing Intern and her latest role as Director of Sales for the entire Chick-fil-A Athens organization. She graduated from The University of Georgia in the spring of 2016 with a degree in Advertising from The Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. When she’s not strategizing the best methods of building brand awareness and serving guests, she enjoys traveling and shopping, hanging out with friends and family, and eating Mexican food.
Director of People and Organizational DevelopmentMary Ashley Baker
Mary Ashley Baker serves Chick-fil-A Beechwood & Barnett Shoals as the Director of People and Organizational Development. After graduating from the University of Georgia in 2013 with a degree in Digital & Broadcast Journalism, Mary Ashley reported the afternoon news and traffic for the Cox Media Group radio stations in Athens. She transitioned into Public Relations in 2015 where she learned the importance of brand management and a culture of communication and development in the workplace. She began working with Shane Todd at Chick-fil-A Athens in the spring of 2016 where she began helping to streamline communication across the organization and coordinate the professional development of leaders and Team Members. In her free time, she enjoys exploring downtown Athens with her husband, cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs and serving at Athens Church.
Training DirectorKendra Gresham
Kendra Gresham has served as the Training Director at Chick-fil-A Beechwood & Barnett Shoals since February 2015. She previously worked as the Night Manager & has been at Chick-fil-A for a total of eleven years. In September of 2005, Kendra was recruited by the Operator of her local Chick-fil-A. Less than a year after she was hired, Shane Todd took over as Operator of that unit. She has had the privilege of working for Shane at four separate locations. Chick-fil-A has truly been a blessing for Kendra. It has fostered her growth and development not only as a leader, but also as a person. When she is not at Chick-fil-A she enjoys writing prose and poetry. For Kendra, her greatest joy is seeing team members blossom and really find their way, then watching these team members use their skills to be successful at Chick-fil-A and beyond. She is so thankful for this opportunity and looks forward to continuing this amazing journey here at Chick-fil-A.
HR DirectorWill Swan
Will Swan began his career with Chick-fil-A almost directly out of college. After graduating from Georgia College and State University in 2012, he began working for the Millegeville Chick-fil-A. After moving to Athens, he began working at Chick-fil-A Barnett Shoals as a Team Member. Over the years he has held many titles, including Crew Leader, Assistant Manager, Talent Director, and most recently Human Resource Director. It is in this role that he obtains the best possible talent for both of our stores, while also helping engage and develop our team. When not at Chick-fil-A, Will enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters, reading a good book, or exploring the outdoors.