Mayor's Office Staff


Marcus Campbell - Chief of Staff

Marcus Campbell is a native of Biloxi, Mississippi. After graduating from high school in 1986, he joined the United States Army. While in the Army, Marcus served in many overseas and stateside assignments, to include an assignment to Izmir, Turkey Air Base during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, and deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq while stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. After 30 years of service, Marcus retired from the U.S. Army in April 2017, with his final assignment as the Fort Gordon, Georgia Garrison Command Sargeant Major. He has received numerous military awards and decorations, to include the Bronze Order of Mercury and the Legion of Merit. Marcus holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science and a Master's of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He is married to Stephanie Campbell, and they are the proud parents of Brendan Alexander Campbell.


Tonia Gibbons - Director of Community Outreach

Tonia Gibbons serves as Director of Community Outreach for the Office of Mayor Hardie Davis, Jr. Born in Fort Sill, Oklahoma and raised in several cities, including Memphis, St. Louis, and Fort Wayne, Indiana, Tonia moved to Augusta in 1999. Prior to joining the Mayor's Office, Tonia worked for 10 years at the Proctor & Gamble Manufacturing Plant in Augusta, Georgia. She also worked for the Richmond County Sheriff's Office as a Records Clerk. Tonia hosts a bi-weekly meetup event called "Tuesday Talks with Tonia" to help engage, empower, and support women who are interested in building strong relationships with one another, building strong community relationships and helping other young women become all that they aspire to be. 


Jessica Buffkin - Executive Assistant

Jessica Buffkin serves as Executive Assistant to Mayor Hardie Davis, Jr. A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Jessica and her family relocated to Augusta, Georgia in late 2015. Prior to joining the Mayor's Office, Jessica was Executive Assistant to the President and CEO at Charlotte Center City Partners, an organization which promotes economic and cultural development in the urban core of Charlotte, North Carolina. Her professional experience includes roles overseeing communications, marketing, and event planning for well-known nonprofit organizations in North Carolina and South Carolina. Jessica is a proud graduate of Georgia Southern University, having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations in December 2006. She is married to Tim Buffkin, and they are the proud parents of a two-year-old son named Fritz.