First Presbyterian Day School is excited to announce the hiring of Kris Hattaway Vaughn (’04) as Director of Admissions. As an alumna, Kris returns to FPD with a great deal of experience in marketing and community relations in addition to a long-time relationship with the school.

Kris will join FPD’s Marketing & Enrollment Team in August 2019, after the birth of her second daughter, Austin, due this summer. Rounding out FPD’s Marketing and Enrollment Office, Beth Burnsed will continue to serve at FPD’s Director of Marketing & Enrollment Management and Tammy Jones as Enrollment Coordinator.

“We are very excited to have Kris join our team,” said Beth Burnsed. “She has a keen understanding of marketing and community relations and a passion for FPD. She will be a great addition to our team and continue to serve our new and prospective families with welcoming hospitality.”

Since August of 2015, Kris Vaughn has served as the Executive Director of GeorgiaForward, a statewide nonprofit. Under her leadership, GeorgiaForward has grown the leadership action program Young Gamechangers as well as resumed annual Forums that convene statewide thought leaders to discuss the future of Georgia.

Prior to joining GeorgiaForward, she led economic development and community engagement efforts for the Macon Water Authority, and for over five years before that, she was the Director of Place for NewTown Macon. Kris is an active member of the Macon Rotary Club and a sustaining member of the Junior League of Macon.

Kris is married to Forsyth attorney Ben Vaughn. They live in Monroe County with their daughter, Hattie, and two dogs. They are active members of Mulberry Street United Methodist Church in Macon.