Everyday, businesses partner with non-profits in our community to ensure philanthropic needs and missions are met. This month’s Women In Business panel discussion will explore how some of our largest corporations focus and manage their philanthropic decisions both in terms of financial support and volunteer participation. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to hear how one non-profit’s strategy for volunteer and board development is essential to their success.
Enterprise Mill Events Center
(1450 Greene St. Augusta, Ga 30901)
Marissa Smith, SVP, Market Executive, Bank of America
Marissa Smith serves as the Senior Vice President, Aiken-Augusta Local Market Executive for Bank of America. In this role, she is responsible for business integration, strategic planning, coordinating and leveraging of the bank's local philanthropic contributions, managing events and sponsorships and facilitating relationships with community and opinion leaders. Marissa began her career with the bank in 2005. Prior to her current role, she served as the Financial Center Manager of the Aiken Mall location where she was known for her strong financial and business acumen. Marissa is a dedicated community volunteer and serves as the Co-Chair for the Augusta-Aiken Bank of America Community Volunteers and serves on the Business Education Advisory Council for the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce.
Aimee Hall, Executive Director, SafeHomes
Aimee is a native of Augusta, began her career with SafeHomes in 2005. Aimee’s passion for the men, women, and children she serves manifested itself in her tireless service in a variety of positions. Aimee was appointed Executive Director in 2007. Under her leadership, Safehomes began a fundraising effort for a more formal facility and successfully raised nearly $3M. It has often been said of her that she “eats, sleep, and breathes SafeHomes,” yet her passion for her community is unquenched. She is a 2012 Leadership Augusta graduate, serves as the community liaison on United Way of the CSRA board of directors, chair of the United Way Steering Committee, and oversees the Domestic Violence Task Force for Richmond and Columbia Counties.
Jason Cuevas, VP East Region, Georgia Power
Jason serves as Vice President of Georgia Power’s East Region. In this role, he leads thecompany's operations for nearly 400,000 customers across a 39-county area that includes Augusta, Athens, Gainesville, and Milledgeville. Prior to assuming this role in 2019, Jason served as Regional Director of Georgia Power’s Southwest Region and as Vice President of Corporate Communication. He and his wife, Sarah, live in Augusta with their two children.