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Board Members

Mr. Michael R. Sanders – Chair
Mr. Trip C. Addison – President
Mrs. Maura Copeland – Secretary
Mr. Robert L. Whitaker – 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
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
Dr. Carl Gooding
Dean Emeritus, Parker College of Business
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, 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. Ronny Just
Governmental Relations Manager
Georgia Power Company
Atlanta, GA
Mr. John W. Lane
Market President
Statesboro Bank
Statesboro, 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. James A. Medbery
Senior Vice President
Binswanger
Atlanta, GA
Mr. Stephen Milner
CEO
Planters Telephone Cooperative
Newington, 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. Alton Standifer
Assistant to the President
University of Georgia
Athens, GA
Mr. Anthony Tippins
President
CoolSys Energy Solutions
Savannah, GA
Mr. James Van Epps
President/CEO
Van Epps LLC
Roswell, GA

Last updated: 7/6/2021