Mrs. Sheila Sayles
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Sheila Sayles (Bowden Facility Manager)
Mrs. Sheila Sayles is a native of Bartow, Georgia, she graduated from:
Liberty University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration /Project Management.
Recently Mrs. Sayles obtained her Master’s in Business Administration from Liberty University
At the age of 19, she joined the United States Marine Corp. She was assigned to MALS-24 as an Aviation supply clerk in Kaneohe Marine Corps air station located in Kaneohe, Hawaii. Mrs. Sayles is a survivor of Desert Storm and once she returned home to Georgia she began her career in the insurance industry. She was first employed at Strickland General Agency as an underwriter’s assistant. While working for the agency she worked as a, personalized & commercial lines insurance underwriter, claims adjuster and later became assistant to the vice president of operations. These skills opened the door for her to continue her career in the insurance industry. She specialized in workman compensation claims adjustment and later sold insurance for over 10 years.
Her community & entrepreneurial spirit led her to open her own janitorial business in 2001. She always desired from a young age to be self-employed i.e., to be in charge of her own destiny as well as opening the doors to hiring others in need. While operating her own janitorial business Mrs. Sayles has trained and mentored others, who have now become successful owners.
She volunteers with her church community as a homeless counselor, in addition to serving meals weekly to the homeless population, making sure they had warm outer clothing, and ministered to their mental health.
Her tenure at the HJC Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility began in 2002 as an Administrative Assistant to the Facility Manager. In this role, she learned all of the logistics of the facility while building relationships with the community, vendors, contractors, and participants. She has worked and gained experience with a number of facility managers. During her reassignment during COVID, she worked on the DA Fani Willis transition team. In this role, Mrs. Sayles provided service in reviewing resumes and setting up interviews for prospective employees in the department.
Mrs. Sayles is the mother of two adult sons and recently became a grandmother.
Mrs. Sayles strives to live every day to its fullest potential. Her endeavor is to empower those around her to excel personally and professionally, promote a “team” atmosphere while fostering a progressive and productive environment. She has governed her life by the mantra, “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door!” – Milton Berle.