P.O. Box 7363
Athens, Georgia 30604
Office: (706) 543-3387
Joe Neighbors is Universal's Vice President responsible for
business development and project management for the States of Alabama,
Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Joe has more than forty years experience in land and property acquisition and
four years experience in community development and governmental relations.
Prior to joining Universal, Joe was with Georgia Power Company for
twenty-eight years beginning as a right of way agent. He progressed through
several managerial levels to Assistant to Vice President-Governmental and
In 1994, Joe was named Community Development Advisor for Georgia Power
responsible for providing group facilitation services to area development
authorities and municipal councils and economic development commission.
After leaving Georgia Power, Joe provided through his own firm, J.B. Neighbors
& Associates, arbitration and general mediation services in a ten county area
around Athens and Atlanta and offered property acquisition consulting services
to public and private utilities and to local city and county governments.
Neighbors received a Business Administration Degree from the University of
Georgia and his Law Degree from Woodrow Wilson College of Law. He is a
Senior Member of the International Right of Way Association and is a member
of the State Bar of Georgia and Trustee of the International Right of Way