Dr. Gregory Sumner, 2012 HOC Award Recipient



Greg Sumner was raised in Cedartown, Georgia and moved to Rome in 1992.  He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forensic Science and a Master’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Jacksonville State University.  He holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Human Services from Walden University.  He conducted his doctoral residency at Indian University and has post doctoral training in developmental psychology.

His community involvement includes:

-Chairman of the Greater Rome Chamber of commerce 2011
-Chairman of the Rome/Floyd County Development Authority 2011
-Chairman of the Northwest Georgia Police Academy
-Chairman of Design Committee Rome Downtown Development Authority 2011
-Board of Directors, Georgia Chamber of Commerce
-First Baptist Church
-Rome Rotary Club
-Rome Area History Museum
-American Red Cross
-Heart of the Community Foundation Board and Past Chair
-American Heart Association
-William S. Davies Homeless Shelter
-Co-Founder Community Criminal Justice Foundation
– Founder  and President of Professional Screening and Information (PSI)
– Veteran of Operation Desert Storm
-Tenured Professor of Criminal Justice at Georgia Highlands College
-Published author and frequent lecturer in matters related to pre and post employment

Resides in Rome with his wife, Shani and their three sons, Brinson, Peyton , Evan and their faithful dog, Sarg.

“Greg wasted no time in leaving his mark on our community by his willingness to serve others.  With an easy smile and out stretched hand, Greg Sumner is a man who thinks of others and asks ‘What Can I Do for You?’ It doesn’t get much better than that” –Elaine Snow