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Meet Our FCDA Team
Niki Vanderslice is an accomplished leader with over two decades of experience in Community & Economic Development. As President & CEO of the FCDA, Niki brings a wealth of knowledge and a deep understanding of its operations. Her history with the FCDA dates back to 2008, when she began facilitating the boards annual planning sessions.
Prior to her current role at FCDA, Niki served as the Vice-Chairman of the Board since her appointment to the authority by the Fayette County Board of Commissioners in 2016. Her career has included positions with the Technical College System of Georgia, Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Georgia EMC and as Downtown Development Director for Valdosta and Douglas, GA
Niki's impressive background includes degrees from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Georgia Southwestern State University, and a Master's in Organizational Development and Leadership from Saint Joseph's University.
Niki's dedication to leadership development is evident through her participation in local, regional, and Statewide leadership programs like Leadership Georgia. A Georgia native, Niki is deeply committed to her community, actively participating in multiple boards, including ABAC Foundation Board and the Fayette Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Niki along with her husband, Ed, and their daughters, proudly call Fayette County home.
Rosie Matta is a seasoned professional with a remarkable career spanning over 30 years. Rosie serves the FCDA as the Director of Operations. Born in Buffalo, New York, she has made Fayette County her home for nearly two decades.
She comes to the FCDA with a strong foundation in business and a passion for community development. Her commitment to her family and her faith have been the driving forces behind her relentless pursuit of excellence.
Rosie and her husband have raised their three children in Fayette and in her spare time she focuses on her children and two cherished grandchildren. In 2019, Rosie brought her wealth of experience assisting in the C-suite and leadership to the Fayette County Development Authority (FCDA). Since then, she has played a significant role in the organization's growth and success.
Amanda Fields is a knowledgeable economic development professional with over two decades of invaluable experience. She serves the FCDA as Director of Existing Industry as an expert in the field. Most recently she served as the Sr. Project Manager for Region 4 at the Georgia Department of Economic Development, where she was a vital resource for state programs and incentives in a ten-county region. Amanda also excelled as the Director of Existing Industries and Workforce Development at the Coweta County Development Authority, diversifying workforce offerings and propelling growth.
Prior to her Georgia Department of Economic Development role, Amanda spent five fruitful years as Administrative and Marketing Manager at Electric Cities of Georgia, demonstrating her dynamic leadership. Her journey in economic development began as the Office Manager at the FCDA, where she dedicated seven years. A native of Fayetteville, Amanda holds a Marketing degree from Clayton State University. Outside of the office you'll find her with her husband and 3 children, often in the gym, at live music concerts, or cheering passionately at the baseball and softball fields for her little ones.
Katie Pace Quattlebaum is a passionate nonprofit and community leader who most recently led the Southern Conservation Trust, a Fayette County based top land conservancy for the past seven years. Before this role, she played a pivotal part as the Marketing & Communications Officer at MAP International, a respected global Christian health organization based in Georgia.
She holds a degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, as well as a Leadership certificate from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Throughout her career, she has orchestrated numerous successful fundraising campaigns, raising over $1 billion in revenue to support thriving nonprofits in Georgia. In 2021, she was selected as one of Atlanta's distinguished leaders to join The Atlanta Regional Commission's Regional Leadership Institute (RLI) and was awarded the Young Gamechangers Award from the Fayette Chamber of Commerce in December 2021.
Katie spends her downtime with her husband and son, and is deeply engaged with the Fayette Community, serving on the Fayette Chamber of Commerce board as well as volunteering with local animal rescues.Top of Form
Melissa Hill is a skilled connector in the bustling world of film. Following her degree in Communications from Florida State University, she was led to Georgia to work for Delta Airlines and settled in charming Tyrone and has spent the last two decades in Fayette. Both of her daughters were born and raised in Fayette County and thrived in the local school system.
While excelling as a real estate agent, Melissa embarked on a new adventure as the Fayette County Film Locations Coordinator for the FCDA in 2018. In this vital role, she connects productions with the ideal locations, navigates permitting intricacies, and fulfills various requests, all while actively promoting Fayette County as a top destination for the film industry. Ever dedicated to the community, she also serves on the Tyrone Town Council.