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

Jim Davis
Jim Davis
President & CEO University Health Care System (706)774-8045
Chairman
Tom Blanchard III
Tom Blanchard III
Executive Vice President Blanchard & Calhoun Real Estate (706)722-7331
Chairman Elect
Dave Brendza
Dave Brendza
Division Vice President/General Manager ADP (706)731-3030
Vice Chairman
Garnett Johnson
Garnett Johnson
Owner Augusta Office Solutions (706)305-3971
Treasurer
Jay Forrester
Jay Forrester
President South State Bank (706)481-1020
Past Chairman
Mike Duckworth
Mike Duckworth
VP/Financial Services Officer Security Federal Bank (706)941-3207
Executive Committee At-Large
Brian Tidwell
Brian Tidwell
General Counsel Textron Specialized Vehicles (706)792-5746
Executive Committee At-Large
Dennis Trotter
Dennis Trotter
Owner Jordan Trotter Commercial Real Estate (706)736-1031
Executive Committee At-Large

Board of Directors

Brenda Durant
Brenda Durant
Executive Director Greater Augusta Arts Council (706)826-4702
Robert Hagler
Robert Hagler
Partner Fulcher Hagler LLP (706)724-0171
Levi Hill IV
Levi Hill IV
Chairman of the Board Richmond Supply Company & Rubber Division (706)724-7792
Charles Johnson
Charles Johnson
CEO Corsica Technologies (706)722-6604
Dr. Brooks Keel
Dr. Brooks Keel
President Augusta University (706)723-9753
Angela Swarts
Angela Swarts
President Spherion (706)868-0911
Jim Thorpe
Jim Thorpe
Vice President of Business Development Ellefson Transportation Group (706)793-0186
Kevin Wade
Kevin Wade
President Intellisystems, Inc. (706)722-2024
Tony Bernados
Tony Bernados
President The Augusta Chronicle (706)821-6602
Dr. Thad Adams
Dr. Thad Adams
Director, Strategic Development and Innovation Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (803)952-9571
Bill Woodward
Bill Woodward
Office Managing Shareholder Elliott Davis, LLC (706)722-9090
Harold Wright
Harold Wright
Owner Wright One Paint & Body Shop (706)733-7115
Edmond Thompson
Edmond Thompson
Brian Rhodes
Brian Rhodes
CEO TaxSlayer, LLC (706)922-6741
Lane Keen
Lane Keen
President Keen Signs & Graphics (706)364-2151
Melissa  Speight
Melissa Speight
Partner Resource Manager Starbucks Coffee Company (706)826-7407
Jason Cuevas
Jason Cuevas
VP of Northeast Region Georgia Power Company
Tyrone Scott
Director, Digital Support Center Unisys (706)842-6191
Karen Pagorek
Karen Pagorek
Manager - Supply Management John Deere Commercial Products (706)854-4440
COL Jim Clifford
COL Jim Clifford
Garrison Commander Fort Gordon Garrison Public Affairs Office (706)791-6300
Fort Gordon Appointee
Michael Cleary
Michael Cleary
PMP Owner Business Solutions, LLC (404)229-3302
Leadership Augusta Appointee
Dr. Kenneth Bradshaw
Dr. Kenneth Bradshaw
Superintendent Richmond County Board of Education (706)826-1000
Richmond County Schools Appointee
Bennish Brown
Bennish Brown
President / CEO Augusta Convention & Vistors Bureau (706)823-6600
Augusta CVB Appointee
Cal Wray
Cal Wray
President Augusta Economic Development Authority (706)821-1321
Augusta Economic Development Authority Appointee
Margaret Woodard
Margaret Woodard
Executive Director Downtown Development Authority (706)722-8000
Downtown Development Authority Appointtee
Camille Price
Camille Price
Executive Director Augusta Tomorrow, Inc. (706)722-9100
Augusta Tomorrow Appointee