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

Fran Forehand
Fran Forehand
Chair
Jim Davis
Jim Davis
President & CEO University Health Care System (706)774-8045
Chair Elect
Dave Brendza
Dave Brendza
Division Vice President/General Manager ADP (706)731-2009
Vice Chairman
Tom Blanchard III
Tom Blanchard III
Executive Vice President Blanchard & Calhoun Real Estate (706)722-7331
Treasurer
Jay Forrester
Jay Forrester
President South State Bank (706)481-1020
Immediate Past Chairman
Mike Duckworth
Mike Duckworth
VP/Financial Services Officer Security Federal Bank (706)650-6782
Executive Committee At-Large
Garnett Johnson
Garnett Johnson
Owner Augusta Office Solutions (706)305-3971
Executive Committee At-Large
Brian Tidwell
Brian Tidwell
General Counsel Textron Specialized Vehicles (706)792-5746
Executive Committee At-Large

Board of Directors

Charles Johnson
Charles Johnson
CEO EDTS, LLC (706)722-6604
Tony Bernados
Tony Bernados
President The Augusta Chronicle (706)821-6602
Harold Wright
Owner Wright One Paint & Body Shop (706)733-7115
Edmond Thompson
Edmond Thompson
General Manager Nutrien (706)469-1200
Brian Rhodes
Brian Rhodes
CEO TaxSlayer, LLC (706)922-6741
Lane Keen
Lane Keen
President Keen Signs & Graphics (706)364-2151
Lee Ann Liska
Lee Ann Liska
MBA, FACHE Chief Executive Officer, AU Medical Center Augusta University (706)721-6569
Melissa Speight
Partner Resources Manager Starbucks Coffee Company (706)826-7403
Levi Hill IV
Levi Hill IV
Chairman of the Board Richmond Supply Company & Rubber Division (706)724-7792
Dr. Thad Adams
Dr. Thad Adams
Director, Strategic Development and Innovation Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (803)952-9571
Jim Thorpe
Jim Thorpe
Vice President of Business Development Ellefson Transportation Group (706)793-1312
Brooks Keel
Brooks Keel
President 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
Partner Fulcher Hagler LLP (706)724-0171
Dennis Trotter
Dennis Trotter
Owner Jordan Trotter Commercial Real Estate (706)736-1031
Bill Woodward
Bill Woodward
Office Managing Shareholder Elliott Davis, LLC (706)722-9090
Bennish Brown
Bennish Brown
President / CEO Augusta Convention & Vistors Bureau (706)823-6600
Augusta CVB Appointee
Jim Clifford
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
Angela Pringle
Angela Pringle
Superintendant Richmond County Board of Education (706)826-1000
Richmond County Schools 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