Cherokee Office of Economic Development · Cherokee by Choice.

Shawna Mercer

Shawna Mercer 2018

Workforce/Communications Manager

In 2009, Shawna left Florida to fulfill her lifelong dream of making the Peach State home. Since then, she has spent the past several years building relationships and serving Georgians in both the public and private sector.

Prior to joining the Cherokee Office of Economic Development, Shawna served in communications roles with the Executive Office of the Governor (Florida), Georgia State Senate Press Office, American Council of Engineering Companies, and the Office of Congressman Barry Loudermilk.

As communications director for Congressman Barry Loudermilk, Shawna developed an interest for promoting economic development and building partnerships with the local community, especially here in Cherokee County.

Shawna is an avid hiker who loves being outdoors and exploring Cherokee County’s beautiful trails. Shawna is married to Kaleb Mercer – an IT genius by day and woodworking phenom by night.

They have a daughter and two German Shorthaired Pointers.