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

Debra Bronder

Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, NCR Corporation

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

Robert Costley

Georgia Association of Education Leaders

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

Ann Kaiser

Vice President of Community and Economic Development, Georgia Power

Laura Komarek

Associate - Atlanta, Alston & Bird

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.

Tracey Pendley

2020 Georgia Teacher of the Year

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

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