Who We Are

Georgia Moderates Activation Solutions (GMAS) is led by David Henson.

Henson graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Communications.

While attending UGA, Henson served for two years as President of the Young Democrats of UGA / Athens and founded indie music label Democrat Records. In 1995, he organized the ‘AssFest’ fundraiser for the Young Democrats, featuring Democrat Records artists and hosted by the legendary 40 Watt Club in Athens.

Following college, Henson spent 20 years in corporate marketing, including 10 years in real estate marketing, five years in financial marketing (including event / convention planning) and five years in digital marketing at Atlanta-based The Home Depot.

While at The Home Depot, Henson helped modernize homedepot.com, where he served as Home Page Manager and Editor. He alone wrote the home page copy (1.5 million unique hits / visitors per day), led the website’s initial SEO (search engine optimization) effort, collaborated with the website’s social media team and founded the website’s The Apron ‘Do-It-Yourself’ B2C (business to consumer) blog.

Henson has been published in Georgia Trend magazine, and has had numerous op-ed columns published in each of the following newspapers: The Red & Black, The Cherokee Ledger-News and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

He’s written and “ghost written” blog and social media posts ‘til the cows come home.

Henson founded Georgia Policy Solutions in 2005 and took it to the next level in 2015, resulting in Georgia Moderates Activation Solutions (GMAS).