Kate Busbee was raised in Effingham County and attended school at Effingham County High School. After graduation in 2000, she moved to Valdosta, Georgia to pursue a higher education at Valdosta State University. In 2005, she graduated with her Bachelors of Business Administration with an emphasis in management and a minor degree in Spanish. Immediately after graduation she dove into the Masters of Public Administration program at Valdosta State University.
In December 2006, a quick year and a half later she completed the Masters program. While working on her Masters degree she began working for Teamtemps Personnel Staffing, Inc., the largest staffing firm in southwest Georgia. Her work at Teamtemps was quite extensive as she managed the Accounting Department. Her responsibilities included processing payroll and liabilities for more than 500 temporary employees, accounts receivable and payable for 100 plus vendors, and other accounting responsibilities. She worked at Teamtemps for two years before returning back to the Savannah-Chatham area.
Mrs. Busbee began working for Chatham Emergency Management Agency in June of 2008. Her responsibilities as Financial Officer for CEMA include processing payroll and accounts payable and receivable. She has had extensive training on how the Incident Command Structure operates and has attended many training sessions for the Finance Section should the Emergency Operations Center need to be activated. She also serves as the Chief Planner, where she makes sure Emergency Operation plans are current and follow State and Federal guidelines. Another duty Mrs. Busbee is responsible for is planning the annual Chatham County Hurricane Conference, which grows each year.
Other job responsibilities include but are not limited to; understanding the Public Assistance Process, grants management, as well as formatting internal documents for continuity.
She enjoys working at Chatham Emergency Management Agency and hopes to continue to educate herself in all aspects of Emergency Management Operations.
Mrs. Busbee is a Georgia Certified Emergency Manager.