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Our Team

Georgia Patrick

Owner and Founder of The Communicators

Georgia Patrick is a national expert on communication purposes and marketing that support the business of certification and accreditation organizations, trade associations, professional societies, and workforce improvement initiatives. She has devoted most of her 30 years in communication and marketing management to working with leaders and members of industry groups and professional organizations to define a vision for their future, then develop the structure, support, and commitment required to turn wishes and missions into tangible results.

Georgia is best known for her uncanny accuracy about which strategies for an association will succeed and which ones won’t. She knows how the right selection and implementation of certain programs, based on one-to-one principles, will affect thousands of people that identify with specific associations. She has been featured in national magazines in recent years for her pioneering work with online communications, entrepreneurship and women-owned businesses. More...

Janet Ford

Janet Ford has been the role model of professionalism and customer care for The Communicators for 30 years. She provides customer service assistance to the firm’s many clients and is in charge of The Communicators internal administrative practices and systems. Janet spearheads project planning and analysis phases of the client engagements, plus project cost analysis and time management programs. She makes everyone look better and function better than they ever imagined. She has more than 40 years of administrative experience and excels in project management and productivity. Before joining The Communicators, she was assistant to the vice president of a large computer software and services company where she was responsible for coordinating the administrative management functions for a group of 300 employees.

Sia Papageorgiou, FRSA, SCMP

Business Communication Global Leader and Co-founder of Gifted Professionals and Communicators Community

Sia is bloody good at everything she does and that includes communication strategy, thinking, writing, creating, producing, training and mentoring anyone who believes communication professions have the best job in the world. She is a liberated gifted adult, on a mission to help other professionals with the complexities and “too muchness” of the gifted to connect with her and many she can introduce you to, for massive world-improving changes. Born and reared in Melbourne, Australia, Sia is the daughter of Greek immigrant parents and knows well how to navigate ethnicity challenges in her career and life. She is a communication strategist and leader. Her passion is ensuring the lives and experiences of employees who define the organizations employing them are positive and thriving. Her resume is ridiculously long and diverse. She is the 2021-22 Chair of the Global Communication Certification Council and a Fellow in the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce. More...

Gerald E. Allan

Architect & Creative Originator

Gerald E. Allan is an architect and creative originator. At the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, he was chair of business, science & advertising and one of the most famous of all masters of design thinking. For The Communicators Jerry serves as director of strategic and creative planning. Jerry is well known throughout the United States and Canada for his counseling on creativity, problem solving, futures, creative management and visual thinking. As chief facilitator for The Communicators, he plans and conducts retreats and private seminars. His basic philosophy is that all problems are opportunities. He has lectured and conducted workshops at many colleges and universities in North America and at conferences in Europe. He has authored a variety of articles and books in the architecture, energy, environment, urban development, education and ecology fields. More...