Veazey Inducted into Lobbyists Hall of Fame
James magazine inducted Monty Veazey of Tifton into its Top Lobbyists Hall of Fame during a recent ceremony in Atlanta.
“Monty Veazey is a respected veteran lobbyist who is well known for doing his homework and articulating his clients’ needs before legislators and the public,” said Phil Kent, the publisher of the magazine. “James is pleased to salute the hard-working professional by placing him in its elite Lobbyist Hall of Fame.”
Veazey has served as the president and CEO of the Georgia Association of Community Hospitals for 34 years, and he lobbies for numerous other clients as well. Veazey won election to the state House in 1976, becoming the youngest member ever elected in the House of Representatives, serving Tift, Berrien and Cook counties and left office in 1983.
“I greatly appreciate this recognition from James magazine, and it’s an honor to join so many friends and colleagues who have received this award in the past,” said Veazey. “I’m incredibly lucky that I’ve worked throughout my career on issues that improve the quality of life for Georgians in communities like Tifton. Community hospitals provide high-quality healthcare that’s crucial to our families, and beyond that, they are crucial to local economies.
“I get the best of two worlds. I work at the state Capitol where there’s so much going on for our state – but then I get to leave it all behind and come home to Tifton.”
Veazey serves on the Synovus Bank Board as well as the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. He and his family are members of First Baptist Church.