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Board Members

Mr. Michael R. Sanders – Chair
Mr. Trip C. Addison – President
Mr. R.T. Evans – Secretary
Mrs. Dana Potts – Treasurer

Dr. Don Aaron
Orthopedic Surgeon
Optim Orthopedics
Statesboro, GA
Mr. Trip C. Addison
VP, University Advancement
President, University Foundation
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA
Mr. Leonard Bevill
President/CEO
Macon Occupational Medicine
Macon, GA
Mrs. Ellen Bolch
President/CEO
THA Group
Savannah, GA
Mr. David H. Brooker
President and CEO
Citizens Bank of Washington County
Sandersville, GA
Dr. Harry Carter
Professor
The Citadel
Charleston, SC
Dr. Kelley Chester
Principal & Co-Founder
Thought Bridge LLC
Milton, GA
Mrs. Maura Copeland
Chief Legal Affairs Officer
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA
Mr. Bill Crider
CEO
Crider Companies
Stillmore, GA
Mr. David Edwards
Atlanta, GA
Mr. Richard T. Evans, Jr.
Vice President
Evans General Contractors
Alpharetta, GA
Mr. John Ray Hendley
President
Hendley Properties
Statesboro, GA
Mr. Cedric Henry
COO/Co-Founder
Millennium Corporation
Arlington, VA
Mr. William R. Hickman, Jr.
Partner
Dabbs, Hickman, Hill & Cannon, LLP
Statesboro, GA
Dr. John Hodges
Retired MD
Statesboro, GA
Mr. Eric Johnson
Executive Vice President
Hussey Gay Bell
Savannah, GA
Mr. Ronny Just
Retired
Georgia Power Company
Athens, GA
Dr. Kyle Marrero
University President
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA
Mr. James B. Matthews, III
Shareholder
Blasingame, Burch, Garrand & Ashley, P.C.
Athens, GA
Mr. Stephen Milner
CEO
Planters Telephone Cooperative
Newington, GA
Mrs. Deborah Nelson
Attorney/Partner
Nelson Boyd, PLLC
Sequim, WA/St. Simons Island, GA
Mr. Chris Nowicki
Public Affairs & Community Investment
Gulfstream Aerospace
Savannah, GA
Mr. David Paddison
President
Sterling Seacrest Partners, Inc.
Savannah, GA
Mrs. Sharon Ponder
VP of Finance
Bennett International Group
McDonough, GA
Mrs. Dana Potts
EVP/CFO
Persons Banking Company
Glennville, GA
Mr. Michael Sanders
Senior VP
UBS Financial Services
Atlanta, GA
Mr. Ron Stalnaker
Interim VP for Business & Finance
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA
Mr. Kash Trivedi
Partner
Capital City Public Affairs
Atlanta, GA
Mr. James Van Epps
President/CEO
Van Epps LLC
Roswell, GA

Last updated: 1/12/2023