Leadership

Cross-sector leaders committed to improving education in Georgia

Board Officers

Mike Donnelly, Chair
President, Atlanta Region, Wells Fargo

Burt Fealing, Secretary/Treasurer
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Southwire Company

Milford McGuirt, Past Chair
Atlanta and MidSouth Area Managing Partner, KPMG

Board Members

Matt Arthur
Commissioner, Technical College System of Georgia
Robert L. Brown
President and CEO, RL Brown & Associates
Chris Clark
President and CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce
Shan Cooper
Executive Director, Atlanta Committee for Progress
Ann Cramer
Senior Consultant, Coxe Curry & Associates
Tamieka Davis
Partner, EY
Steve Dolinger
President, Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education
Sally Fitzgerald
Education Director, League of Women Voters of Georgia
Kevin Greiner
President and CEO, Gas South
Karen Hallacy
President, Georgia PTA
Craig Harper
Executive Director, Professional Association of Georgia Educators

Amy M. Jacobs
Commissioner, Bright from the Start: Georgia DECAL
Rick Jasperse
Chair, Education Committee, Georgia House of Representatives
Lewis Jones
Partner, King & Spalding
Rich Johnson
Director, External and Legislative Affairs, AT&T Georgia
Laura Komarek
Associate - Atlanta, Alston & Bird
Tracey Pendley
2020 Georgia Teacher of the Year
P.K. Martin
Chair, Education & Youth Committee, Georgia Senate
Lewis Massey
Partner, Massey, Watson & Hembree LLC
Reuben McDaniel
Managing Dir., Public Finance, Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
David Scheible
Operating Advisor, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, NYC
Beheruz N. Sethna
Pres. Emeritus & Regents' Professor, The University of West Georgia

Mark J. Simons 
Executive Director, Georgia Association of Educators
Jimmy Stokes
Executive Director, Georgia Association of Educational Leaders
Grant Thomas 
Legis. Liaison and Policy Advisor, Office of Governor Brian P. Kemp
Lindsey Tippins
Chair, Higher Education Committee, Georgia Senate
Chris Whitis
Exec. VP, Corporate Banking, The PNC Financial Services Group
Valarie Wilson
Executive Director, Georgia School Boards Association
Richard Woods
State School Superintendent
Steve Wrigley
Chancellor, Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
John Zauner
Executive Director, Georgia School Superintendents Assn.

Past Board Chairs

Milford McGuirt (2017-2019)
Atlanta & MidSouth Area Managing Partner, KPMG

Kevin Greiner (2015-2017)
President & CEO, Gas South

Shan Cooper (2013-2015)
VP & General Manager, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

W. Paul Bowers (2012-2013)
President & CEO, Georgia Power Company

Ann W. Cramer (2010-2011)
Director, Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs for the Americas, IBM Corporation

Robert L. Brown, Jr. (2006-2010)
President & CEO, RL Brown & Associates, Inc.

Philip S. Jacobs (2004-2006)
President, BellSouth Georgia/AT&T Southeast

David M. Ratcliffe (2001-2004)
President & CEO, Georgia Power Company

Gary Lee, Jr. (1999-2001)
Executive Director, UPS Foundation

Ann W. Cramer (1997-1999)
Director, Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs for the Americas, IBM Corporation

Carl E. Swearingen (1996-1997)
President, BellSouth Georgia

Roy Richards, Jr. (1994-1996)
President & CEO, Southwire Company

William C. Gaston (1991-1993)
President & CEO, Gold Kist, Inc.

President Emeritus

Tom Upchurch, President Emeritus 
Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education