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 (706)481-1020
Chairman of the Board
Fran Forehand
Fran Forehand
Region Vice President Georgia Power Company (706)214-0808
Chair Elect of the Board
Jim Davis
Jim Davis
University Health Care System (706)774-8045
Vice Chairman of the Board
Dave Brendza
Dave Brendza
Division Vice President/General Manager ADP (706)731-2009
Treasurer of the Board
Eddie Bussey
Eddie Bussey
Independent Insurance Agent State Farm Insurance - Eddie C. Bussey (706)772-9800
Immediate Past Chairman of the Board
Kevin Holleran
Kevin Holleran
Executive Committee At-Large
Tom Blanchard III
Tom Blanchard III
Blanchard & Calhoun Real Estate (706)722-7331
Executive Committee At-Large
Mike Duckworth
Mike Duckworth
CEO OBGYN Partners of Augusta, PC (706)722-1381
Executive Committee At-Large

Board of Directors

Brooks Keel
Brooks Keel
Augusta University (706)723-9753
Angela Swarts
Angela Swarts
President Spherion (706)868-0911
Kevin Wade
Kevin Wade
President Intellisystems, Inc. (706)722-2024
Brenda Durant
Brenda Durant
Executive Director Greater Augusta Arts Council (706)826-4702
Robert Hagler
Robert Hagler
Fulcher Hagler LLP (706)724-0171
Levi Hill IV
Levi Hill IV
Chairman Of The Board Richmond Supply Company & Rubber Division (706)724-7792
Jim Thorpe
Jim Thorpe
Vice President of Business Development Ellefson Transportation Group (706)793-1312
Bill Gibbs
Bill Gibbs
Jim Hudson Lexus of Augusta
Bill Stewart
Bill Stewart
Vice President General Manager WJBF-TV (706)722-6664
Garnett Johnson
Garnett Johnson
Owner Augusta Office Solutions (706)305-3971
Patricia Schaffer
Co-Owner Villa Europa Restaurant (706)798-6211
Charles Johnson
Charles Johnson
CEO EDTS, LLC (706)722-6604
Carrie T Hodge
Carrie T Hodge
Vice President, Trust South State Bank (706)481-1007
Anna Felz
Anna Felz
Sprint Foods - Gordon Highway (706)426-7212
Kalani Brown
Kalani Brown
Dennis Trotter
Dennis Trotter
Owner Jordan Trotter Commercial Real Estate (706)736-1031
Tony Bernados
Tony Bernados
President The Augusta Chronicle (706)821-6602
Bill Woodward
Bill Woodward
Office Managing Shareholder Elliott Davis, LLC (706)722-9090
James O'Neal
James O'Neal
LUTCF The O'Neal Group (706)790-4600
Leadership Augusta Appointee
Angela Pringle
Angela Pringle
Superintendant Richmond County Board of Education (706)826-1000
Richmond Schools Appointee
Cal Wray
Cal Wray
President Augusta Economic Development Authority (706)821-1321
Augusta Economic Development Authority Appointee
Bennish Brown
Bennish Brown
President / CEO Augusta Convention & Vistors Bureau (706)823-6600
Convention and Visitors Bureau Appointee
Margaret Woodard
Margaret Woodard
Executive Director Downtown Development Authority (706)722-8000
Downtown Development Authority Appointtee
Jim Clifford
Jim Clifford
Garrison Commander Fort Gordon Garrison Public Affairs Office
Fort Gordon Appointee
Camille Price
Executive Director Augusta Tomorrow, Inc. (706)722-9100
Augusta Tomorrow Appointee
Lane Keen
Lane Keen
President Keen Signs & Graphics (706)364-2151
2017 Augusta's Entrepreneur Appointee