As a resident of Northeast, Georgia, I can say firsthand that this is an incredible place to live and work. There's so much spirit here, and so much growing opportunity."
As Georgia Power’s community and economic development manager in the Northeast Region, Rope supports local communities through leadership development, strategic planning, existing industry retention and expansions, and with new companies considering an expansion or relocation to the area. Rope is passionate about the community where he lives and works, and is actively involved in the growth and support of its citizens. Rope’s career at Georgia Power began in 1979 at Plant Vogtle, and over the years he held various positions in accounting, procurement, project management and corporate communication. In 1995, he became the manager of region economic development for Northeast Georgia. Rope serves on the Business Advisory Councils of the University of North Georgia and the North Georgia Technical College. He is an instructor in the Georgia Academy for Economic Development and a member of the Georgia Economic Developers Association and the Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.
Rope holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Augusta State University and a Bachelor of Education from Georgia Southern University. He is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma.
Living in Clarkesville, Rope and his wife, Anne, a registered nurse, have seven children, four of whom were adopted internationally. Rope’s hobbies include reading, hiking, running and golf.