Nora Ann Wood – The Interview


Briefly describe yourself and what you do/did.

Grew up in Newnan and went to Newnan High School as did my mom, sister, brother, nieces, nephews, grandmother, and aunts. Grandmother graduated in 1919. My mom and dad were very supportive and taught me to be independent. I was a 9th grade teacher, human resources director and high school counselor. Now I work part-time at the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce

Best piece of business advice you’ve received:

Build relationships with people

If I had it to do over …

I would have spent more time with my grandparents on Temple Avenue.

You are going on an extended solo trip. What three albums and three books would you take?

REO Speedwagon, Jersey Boys from the movie, Lionel Richie – Tuskeegee

Books: Something I have not read. Another Agatha Christie novel.

Tell us one thing about yourself that few people know. 

I was born on my Mother’s Birthday

You are hosting a dinner party for six. What five people, living or dead, would you invite and why?

Caroline Kennedy-always wanted to interview her, Aaron Rodgers with the Green Bay  Packers, Kirby Smart, UGA football coach, Denzel Washington, Elvis, Joe Namath

Name an as yet unfulfilled dream.

I don’t have any.

If you weren’t doing what you are, you would be …

Taking classes for fun at the University of West Georgia

Your go-to food.

Pimento Cheese and chips

Favorite movies(s).

Sophie’s Choice, Guilt by Association, The Breakfast Club, The Way We Were

Dogs or cats?

Both. I have three dogs and seven cats

Your favorite quote and why.

“With freedom comes responsibility”

Name something that you are extremely glad you did or accomplished.

Worked with students and went to UGA and served on the Youth Committee at Dalton, First Baptist Church

What advice would you give your younger self just starting out on their own.

Visit with people in careers that you think you would like and everyone needs a “go to person.”

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