Downtown Development Authority staff members oversee the organization’s day-to-day activities and implement policies and directives established by its board.


Margaret Woodard

Executive Director
DDA Executive Director Margaret Woodard is a Nashville, TN, native whose career spans decades in both the public and private sector. With two degrees under her belt in Civil Engineering and Building Science, Margaret began her career in project management with Turner Construction, Aladdin Resources, and Kercheval Engineers before returning to the southeast in 2002 to act as the Main Street Manager for the Heart of Brevard in Brevard, NC. She transplanted to the CSRA in 2005 and has served the community ever since in Economic Development and Business Recruitment roles for the Downtown Development Authority. As a public servant, Margaret is invested in giving back on the Board of Directors for the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, Augusta Region Collaboration (ARC), Greater Augusta Arts Council, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta.

Roxanne Walls

Executive Assistant
Roxanne Walls is the office manager for the Downtown Development Authority of Augusta, GA. Roxanne brings over 30 years of administrative experience in various office roles to this position. Along with performing the day-to-day office duties, she assists the executive director on various projects, maintains accounts payable, receivables and all other accounting functions, and handles administrative duties for the DDA Board. In her spare time, this Augusta native enjoys music, spending time with family and friends and the outdoors.

James "Jeb" Murray

Legal Counsel
Murray oversees the DDA’s legal affairs and regulatory compliance. A DDA attorney since 2019, Murray is a partner (double check) at Turner Padget Graham & Laney, and serves as Manager of the law firm’s Augusta office. He is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell and has been named a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters. He is an active board member and past Chairman of the Central Savannah River Land Trust, a past Board Chairman of SafeHomes of Augusta and a Board Member for the Imperial Theatre. Murray also serves on the Advisory Committee for the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.