Founder, Lead Instructor
Mr. Hasty is the director of the school and does instruction as well. He attended the University of West Alabama. He went through the apprentice program at Georgia Power and achieved the level of lineman and crew leader. Prior to his present duties at ELITE, he worked at Georgia Power for 15 years as lineman and crew leader.
Mr. Annunziata is an instructor here at ELITE that served in the US Marine Corps from 1977-1980. He started in the line work in 1981 and began his apprenticeship at that time. He has spent approximately 32 years in the utility industry as a lineman and crew leader. He recently retired from Georgia Power after being there for 11 years, and now finds it a privilege to be able to train and mentor young people beginning their new careers as linemen.
Mr. Hiett is an instructor here at ELITE. He went through Georgia Power’s apprentice program and achieved the level of lineman in 4 years, and worked the next 16 years as a lineman at Georgia Power. He finds it exciting to help develop young people to become dependable and efficient in their work habits.
Mr. Jones is an instructor here at ELITE. He is recently retired from Jackson EMC, where he spent 36 years. He spent 20 years as a lineman and journeyman lineman, and 16 years in the job safety and training department, where he was responsible for training the apprentice linemen for Jackson EMC.
Mr. Mabry is an instructor here at ELITE. He is currently a Line Supervisor at Cobb EMC, where he has worked for 25 years. After 10 years as a journeyman he spent time in safety and training before becoming a Foreman. He’s also worked as the Skills Development Coordinator for a few years and helped develop new apprentice training programs. He has also been active in the Georgia Lineman’s Rodeo association by serving on the steering committee.
Mr. Cole is an instructor here at ELITE. He has been a faithful employee at Cobb EMC for the past 32 years. He moved through the ranks there starting as a Stock Clerk and has been serving as a Line Foreman since 2011. He was also the 2003-2004 International Lineman Rodeo Champion.
Mr. Bradford is responsible for helping our students learn what they need to pass their CDL. He has 9 years experience in CDL training, and 20 years commercial truck driving experience.
Mr. Brown helps our students develop their character while they’re at ELITE. He comes once a week and presents a topic regarding life, personal values, and character. He is the pastor of Center Grove Baptist Church in Rock Spring, GA.
Mrs. Rowlls is the office secretary at ELITE. She has over 20 years of experience as an office administrator.
Mr. Witt is responsible for the media content for ELITE. He is a graduate from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he received his Bachelors in Communications.