Board of Directors

The Augusta Metro Chamber is governed by a Board of Directors composed of 36 business and community leaders. An Executive Committee consisting of the 5 officers of the organization and 3 at-large members provide oversight of the operational activities of the organization. The Board of Directors provides policy, approval, and guidance to ensure that the interests of the members are served by the programs of the organization.

Executive Committee

Jay Forrester
Jay Forrester
President South State Bank
Chairman of the Board
Fran Forehand
Fran Forehand
Region Vice President Georgia Power Company
Chair Elect of the Board
Jim Davis
Jim Davis
University Health Care System
Vice Chairman of the Board
Dave Brendza
Dave Brendza
Division Vice President/General Manager ADP
Treasurer of the Board
Eddie Bussey
Eddie Bussey
Independent Insurance Agent State Farm Insurance - Eddie C. Bussey
Immediate Past Chairman of the Board
Kevin Holleran
Kevin Holleran
President Textron Specialized Vehicles
Executive Committee At-Large
Tom Blanchard III
Tom Blanchard III
Blanchard & Calhoun Real Estate
Executive Committee At-Large
Mike Duckworth
Mike Duckworth
CEO OBGYN Partners of Augusta, PC
Executive Committee At-Large

Board of Directors

Brooks Keel
Brooks Keel
Augusta University
Angela Swarts
Angela Swarts
President Spherion
Kevin Wade
Kevin Wade
President Intellisystems, Inc.
Brenda Durant
Brenda Durant
Executive Director Greater Augusta Arts Council
Robert Hagler
Robert Hagler
Fulcher Hagler LLP
Levi Hill IV
Levi Hill IV
Chairman Of The Board Richmond Supply Company & Rubber Division
Jim Thorpe
Jim Thorpe
Vice President of Business Development Ellefson Transportation Group
Bill Gibbs
Bill Gibbs
Jim Hudson Lexus of Augusta
Bill Stewart
Bill Stewart
Vice President General Manager WJBF-TV
Garnett Johnson
Garnett Johnson
Owner Augusta Office Solutions
Patricia Schaffer
Co-Owner Villa Europa Restaurant
Charles Johnson
Charles Johnson
CEO EDTS, LLC
Carrie T Hodge
Carrie T Hodge
Vice President, Trust South State Bank
Anna Felz
Anna Felz
Sprint Foods - Gordon Highway
Kalani Brown
Kalani Brown
John Deere Commercial Products
Dennis Trotter
Dennis Trotter
Owner Jordan Trotter Commercial Real Estate
Bill Woodward
Bill Woodward
Office Managing Shareholder Elliott Davis, LLC
James O'Neal
James O'Neal
LUTCF The O'Neal Group
Leadership Augusta Appointee
Angela Pringle
Angela Pringle
Superintendant Richmond County Board of Education
Richmond Schools Appointee
Cal Wray
Cal Wray
President Augusta Economic Development Authority
Augusta Economic Development Authority Appointee
Bennish Brown
Bennish Brown
President / CEO Augusta Convention & Vistors Bureau
Convention and Visitors Bureau Appointee
Margaret Woodard
Margaret Woodard
Executive Director Downtown Development Authority
Downtown Development Authority Appointtee
Camille Price
Executive Director Augusta Tomorrow, Inc.
Augusta Tomorrow Appointee
Jim Clifford
Jim Clifford
Garrison Commander Fort Gordon Garrison Public Affairs Office
Fort Gordon Appointee
Lane Keen
Lane Keen
President Keen Signs & Graphics
2017 Augusta's Entrepreneur Appointee