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Rodney K. Mahone

Chair; Chief Revenue Officer The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Melissa E. Gauntt

Vice Chair; President & CEO East Alabama Chamber of Commerce

Robert E. Nobles

Secretary; Director of Portfolio Management, Blue Trust

J. Len Williams

Treasurer and Chair, Investment Committee; Columbus Affordable Housing Services

W.H. (Trip) Tomlinson

Chair, Distributions Committee; Community Leader

Dr. David M. White

Immediate Past Chair and Chair, Board Development; Community Leader

Nicholas G. Bettin

Treasurer, Aflac Incorporated

The Rev. Adrian J. Chester

Pastor, Greater Beallwood Baptist Church

The Rev. Dr. James C. Elder, Jr.

Pastor, First Baptist Church, Columbus, GA

George G. Flowers

Community Leader

Gardiner W. Garrard, Jr.

Chairman, Covey Equity

Geniece R. Granville

Vice President & General Manager (Columbus), Davis Broadcasting, Inc.

Kenneth M. Henson, Jr.


Anna Marie McWilliams

The Hon. Benjamin S. Richardson

Muscogee County State Court

Dr. Dionne M. Rosser-Mims

Vice Chancellor, Troy University

Alan F. Rothschild, Jr.

General Counsel; Page, Scrantom, Sprouse, Tucker & Ford, PC

GwenDolyn H. Ruff

Senior Vice President, Columbus Water Works

L. Dupuy Sears

Community Leader

Warren B. Steele

Community Leader

Tyler A. Townsend, CFA

Managing Partner, Townsend Wealth Management


Betsy W. Covington Bio

Betsy W. Covington

President and CEO

Chemitra C. Glenn Bio

Chemitra C. Glenn

Operations Manager

W. Fray McCormick Bio

W. Fray McCormick

Vice President, Donor Services & Planned Giving

Kelli M. Parker Bio

Kelli M. Parker

Vice President, Grants & Programs

Madeline A. Pieper-Wolff Bio

Madeline A. Pieper-Wolff

Grants & Communications Officer

Leah A. Poole, CPA Bio

Leah A. Poole, CPA

Chief Financial Officer