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Phil Bettendorf
Senior Vice President, Synovus Bank


Rhodes McLanahan
President & CEO, First American Bank & Trust


Kelly Holloway
Attorney, Epps, Holloway, DeLoach & Hoipkemier, LLC


G. Michael Smith
Retired Managing Partner, G Michael Smith & Associates, CPAs

Immediate Past Chair

Alex Patterson
Retired Partner, Alston and Bird, LLP

Board Members

Alicia Battle Director of Workforce Development, Goodwill of North Georgia
David Bradley President & CEO, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce
Clark Brown Wealth Strategist, Vickery Financial
Bob Carson President, Carson Advisory Group, Inc.
Kevin Clark General Manager, Online Athens and Athens Banner Herald
Sally Coenen Community Member
Myron Downs Co-founder, Athens Veterinary Surgery Center
Rob Fezekas Wealth Adviser, Vickery Financial Services
Dexter Fisher Chief of Operations, Clarke County School District
Jennifer Frum VP for Public Service and Outreach - University of Georgia
Patrick Garrard Attorney, Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C.
Hank Huckaby Higher Education Administration - Retired
Tim Johnson ED, Family Connection-Communities In Schools of Athens
Kelly Girtz Athens-Clarke County Mayor
Tawana Smith Mattox CCSD Board of Education
Pat Mercardante First VP - Investment Officer, Wells Fargo Advisors
Jinx Patel Scientist, Athens Research and Technology, Inc. - Retired
R. Edward Perkins Johnson & Johnson - Retired
Sara Schramm Attorney, Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C.
Kirk Smith President, The Adsmith
Lawton Stephens Judge of Superior Court
Neil Stevens President & CEO, Oconee State Bank
Justin Widener R&D Leader, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

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