Vice-President & Executive Director
Karla Redding-Andrews, a native of Jones County, Georgia, has a passion for education paired with music and the arts. She graduated from Georgia Southern University in 1985 with a BS in Public Relations and remains an active alum, serving on the Public Relations Advisory Board. In addition to her role with the Foundation, Redding-Andrews, oversees the day to day operations of the Foundation whose motto is ‘Progress through Education-Enlighten through Music & the Arts`. In addition, and with her mother Zelma, they oversee the massive catalog of works for Otis Redding along with requests for use of his name, image and likeness.
Karla currently serves as the vice-chair of the Georgia Music Foundation and is a member of the Leadership Macon Class of 2015 and a member of the Macon Rotary Club. She serves on the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings Board of Visitors at Mercer University and the boards of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Central Georgia Technical College, the Georgia Intellectual Property Association and the International Cherry Blossom Festival. She most recently was appointed to Macon, Ga’s Bicentennial Commission appointed by Mayor Lester Miller.
Karla received the Macon Arts Alliance Cultural Award in 2016. In 2018, she received The Women’s International Music Network’s “She Rocks Award.” Her alma mater, Georgia Southern University, awarded her with the inaugural “Shine, Black Girl, Shine” Black Women Empowerment Award from the Office of Multicultural Affairs as the Coordinator of Diversity Education and Program Outreach in 2019.
Redding-Andrews and husband Timothy have two sons, Justin and Jarred.