Raye Rawls is an Associate with Essential Partners. She is a faculty member at the University of Georgia’s Fanning Institute. She brings more than twenty years of experience as an attorney, arbitrator, mediator, and trainer in the fields of conflict resolution, communication, and negotiation. Raye is the Founding President-Elect of the Georgia Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution. She was appointed by the Georgia Supreme Court to the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution, has served as an Administrative Law Judge, and is former Assistant Dean of the Georgia State University Law College.