As a Bartow County citizen Gambill serves on the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Bartow County, Murphy-Harpst Children's Home, and Indian Springs Camp Meeting. He also is a member of the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce where he graduated from the 2007 Leadership Bartow Class, and also is a member of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Council, Leadership Georgia Class of 2010, and the Georgia Society of Association Executives.
Matt Cardoza, Director of Communications for the Georgia Department of Education, stated that "Because of his extensive background with the legislature lobbying for education issues [Gambill] was a natural fit for this critical position."
Gambill is currently Vice President at Bobby Carrell & Associates where he has held this position since 2003. Along with extensive experience in lobbying the Georgia General Assembly, state government officials and agencies on legislative, regulatory and state budgetary issues, he also serves as the Executive Director for the Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education (GACTE).
As a graduate from Lee University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Gambill stated, "I am honored that Superintendent Bryant and Superintendent-elect Barge selected me to assist in strengthening the department's relationship with the members of the legislature and governor's office and I look forward to this opportunity."
"I know that the dedication and service that the educators that I have had in my time in the Cartersville City School system, like Gwen "Granny" Marler and numerous others, will be on the forefront of my mind as I work in this new capacity," said Gambill, in reference to influences from his hometown on his new career path. "Chuck Cartwright, my former graphic arts teacher, taught me that I can complete any project if I set my mind to it. That encouragement has stayed with me in my professional career.
"I hope to see our Bartow and Cartersville systems continue to flourish. I also would like to see the state deal with the challenges created by Georgia's recently implemented new math curriculum and graduation plan."