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Alliance Board Members

Alliance Board Members

(as of 1 December 2022) 

Mr. Stan Shepherd, Chairman – Regional Director, AT&T
Mr. Ron Thigpen, Vice Chairman – retired, president, South State Bank
Mr. H. Monty Osteen, Secretary/Treasurer – retired
Dr/CSM(R) Tom Clark, Executive Director
Mrs. Adanet Adon – Assistant to the Executive Director/ Cyber Education Coordinator
COL (R) Sam Anderson –
Vice President of SOFTACT Solutions
Mr. Dave Brendza – General Manager, ADP
Mr. Paul Brewer – Owner, TV Talent Agents, Inc
Mr. Bennish Brown – President/CEO, Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau
Mr. Eddie Bussey – Agent, State Farm Insurance
Mr. John Cates – COO, Meybohm Real Estate
Mr. Andy Crosson – Director, CSRA Regional Commission
Mr. Jason Cuevas – Vice President, Georgia Power, Northeast Region
COL(R) John Dewey – President/CEO Janus Corporation
Mr. Doug Duncan – Chairman, Columbia County Board of Commissioners
MG (R) Les Eisner – SC Cyber Consortium (Founder)
BG(R) Jeff Foley – President, Loral Mountain Inc.
Mr. Don Grantham – Board of Directors for the Georgia Ports Authority.
Mr. Randy Hatcher – President/CEO MAU workforce development
Mr. Cameron Marchant, Manager of Engineering Services for JEC.
MG(R) Jennifer Napper – Vice President/ General Manager at Peraton
Ms. Karyn Nixon – Augusta University, Director of Military Initiatives
Mr. Tom Patterson – Managing Director – Sr. Fello Accenture
COL(R) Thom Tuckey – retired, former executive director of the Alliance
Dr. Jermaine Whirl – President, Augusta Technical College
Honorable Mayor Briton Williams – Mayor of North Augusta
Mr. William (Bill) Woodward – Office Managing Shareholder | Elliott Davis Decosimo
**Colonel Reginald (Reggie) Evans – Garrison Commander, Fort Gordon **Special Liaison to the Board

Advisory Board Members

(as of 1 December 2022) 

CW4 (R) Curly Avant – Lincoln County, Ambassador
Mrs. Grace Belangia, Clubhou.se Co-founder & Executive Director, Board of Directors
Mr. Robbie Bennett – Executive Director, Development Authority of Columbia County
Ms. Shelly Blackburn – Executive Director, Columbia County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
Ms. Terra Carroll – President/CEO, North Augusta Chamber of Commerce
COL (R) James Clifford, North Augusta City Administrator
Mr. Dean Campbell – Chairman, Edgefield County Council
Mr. Van Cato – Deputy Chief of Staff/State Director Senator Lindsay Graham
Mr. Gregory Cefus – Deputy Associate Director Savannah River National Laboratory
Mrs. Jessica Hayes – Deputy Chief of Staff for Rep Jody Hice
Mr. David Jameson, President/CEO Aiken Chamber of Commerce
Mrs. Adela Kelly – Senior Project Manager Georgia Depart of Economic Dev
Mr. Russell Lahodny– President/CEO, Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Dev
Dr. Forest Mahan – President, Aiken Technical College.
Honorable Rick Osbon – Mayor, City of Aiken
Mrs. Sue Parr – President/CEO, Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Don Powers – Executive Director Fwd McDuffie
Martha Ruthen  – Deputy Director Congressman Joe Wilson
Mrs. Brinsley Thigpen – District Rep for Rep Rick Allen
Mayor Kenneth Usry – Mayor of the City of Thomson
Mr. Will Williams – President/CEO SCED Economic Development Partnership
Mr. Cal Wray – Augusta Economic Development Authority