As of January 1, 2014, Cornerstone Communications Group is the association management firm for the American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants.  Cornerstone offers a buffet of services in the disciplines of government relations, public and media relations and association management. Cornerstone has served clients in Georgia and the southeast since 1991.



Jet Toney
Executive Director

Founding CCG principal James E. “Jet” Toney has earned 38 years experience working for and with elected and appointed government officials.  He has managed multiple client organizations as an executive and strategist since 1995. Jet is a cum laude graduate in Newspapers from the University of Georgia and has consulted on more than 200 electoral campaigns at the local, state and Congressional level.  



Jeremy Betts
Director of State Affairs

In a groundbreaking commitment to support licensure expansion, practice issue resolution and federal affairs, AAAA hired Mr. Jeremy Betts as the organization’s first Director of State Affairs. The engagement represents the completion of an 18-month strategic initiative by the AAAA Board to bring full-time advocacy to undergird state academy work throughout the country. Betts brings a decade of hands-on, state-level public policy development and lobbying experience to AAAA’s advocacy initiatives. A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Georgia State University’s political science department, Betts was top policy staff for the Georgia House Health and Human Services and, later, policy counsel to the powerful Ways and Means Committee. He has consulted on numerous election campaigns and worked for one of the Southeast's largest lobbying and government relations companies. .



Stephanie Bowen

Member Services Director

Stephanie is the Director of Member Services for the AAAA. She is a former employee of the Georgia Senate and Secretary of State and has experience in offices ranging from business to government and political to non-profit. She graduated from The University of West Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science.




Marissa Olson
Communications Coordinator

Marissa joined Cornerstone Communications in May of 2017 as the Communications Coordinator. She is responsible for developing and implementing communication strategies, tactics and activities to expand the delivery for Cornerstone’s clients and associations. She has the knowledge of social media analytics that will empower staff and association leaders to determine how to effectively reach members at all stages of members’ careers. Marissa graduated from Georgia State University, majoring in Multimedia Journalism and minoring in Sociology.


Felicia D. Kenan, MPA, CMP
Associate Director & Event Management

Felicia is responsible for formulating operational strategies and objectives which ensure CCG meets its goals and operates successfully. She joined Cornerstone in 2016, bringing experience in public administration, non-profit management and professional meeting planning. Felicia is a graduate of NC State University (B.A. in Technical Communication) and South University where she received a Masters in Public Administration. She holds professional certifications from Duke University in non-profit management and meeting planning from the Convention Industry Council.



LeAnn Johnston
Financial Services

LeAnn keeps AAAA’s books and ensures compliance with state and federal record-keeping and tax filing. LeAnn has successfully integrated online member dues payment and registration activities with organizational accounting for several entities. Her attention to detail ensures annual meetings and other revenue events run smoothly and on budget.