Board of Directors

ATC Local Board of Directors
Member Biographies


Representing Oconee County
1765 Old West Broad Street
Athens, GA 30606

Occupation: Orthopedic Surgeon, Athens Orthopedic Clinic

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of Georgia, 1972
Doctor of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, 1976
Orthopedic Residency, Medical College of Georgia, 1981

Civic/Community Involvement:

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Orthopedics Society for Sports Medicine
Georgia Orthopedic Society
Crawford W. Long Medical Society
Affiliation with Athens Regional Medical Center
Affiliation with St. Mary's Hospital


Representing Hart County
306 Athens Street
Hartwell, GA 30643

Retired President, Gip's Manufacturing

B.S., Industrial Management, Clemson University, 1968

Civic/Community Involvement:
Served on Hart County Hospital Authority since 1988
Member of Hartwell Kiwanis since 1968 and past president
Member and Elder of First Presbyterian Church of Hartwell
Served as Trustee to Hartwell Elementary School between 1985 - 2000


Representing Elbert County
P.O. Box 159
Elberton, GA 30635

CEO/President of Star Granite Co. Inc
President of Bayco Bronze Inc.

2 years at the University of Georgia, Pre- Pharmacy

Civic/Community Involvement:
Elbert County Hospital Foundation, past board member
Elberton Granite Association Board of Trustees
Elbert County Chamber of Commerce
International Cemetery & Funeral Supply Association, past board member
Georgia Cemetery & Funeral Association, past board member
Natural Stone Council, present board member
Fortsonia Baptist Church, Chairman, Board of Deacons

Other Distinctions:
Elbert County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year 1989
Manufacturer of the Year 2010, State of Georgia Small Business Category


Representing Oglethorpe County
Post Office Box 710134
Maxeys, GA 30671

Retired Educator

Eupora High School, Eupora, MS, 1964
Delta State College, Cleveland, MS - B.S. in Education, 1968
Augusta State College, Augusta, GA - Master’s degree in School Counseling, 1999

Professional Memberships:
Delta Kappa Gamma Society International – Gamma Tau Chapter (Society for women educators)
Oglethorpe County Retired Educators Association
Georgia Retired Educators Association

Current Areas of Volunteer Service:
Active in the Crawford Church of Christ – teaches and serves on the Youth Committee
Serves as a mentor to a number of Oglethorpe County Middle School students
Team Captain for Friends of Scouting Campaign
Active in Maxeys Community Club
Charter member of the Maxeys Woman’s Club since 1985 – currently serving as Secretary and on the state Protocol Committee.
Serves on Community Day Committee (fund raiser for scholarships for Oglethorpe County college students) has served on this committee since it began in 2002.
Collects money in the community for The American Heart Association.

Past Areas of Volunteer Service:
Served on Maxeys City Council
Served on Oglethorpe County Senior Citizens Advisory Board. Also served as Treasurer and was active in the Meals on Wheels Program.
Served on Oglethorpe County Library Board and the Athens Regional Library Board.
Volunteer for American Cancer Society in Oglethorpe County.
Served on Oglethorpe County Tax Equalization Committee.
Supervised the Adult Mentoring Program in Oglethorpe County Elementary and Primary Schools. Also recruited new mentors and served as the liaison between the mentors and school administrators.
Served as President and Treasurer of Maxeys Woman’s Club.
Served as First Vice-President, President-Elect, and President of 10th District, Georgia Federation of Woman’s Clubs. Also served on a number of state committees.

Vocational Achievement and Community Service Award presented by Oglethorpe County Rotary Club in 1998.
Community Service Award presented by Concerned Men of Oglethorpe County in 2000.
2003 Jean Harris Award presented by Oglethorpe County Rotary Club in recognition of volunteer efforts for Oglethorpe County and its communities.
The Mary Ann Crawford Leadership and Service Award presented by Oglethorpe County Family Connection in 2011.


Representing Madison County
202 Fowler Freeman Road
Danielsville, GA 30633

Owner/Operator Still Water Farm, Danielsville, GA since 1987
Seaboard Farms of Athens, Breeder Department and Hatchery Manager and Breeder Flock Supervisor
UGA Cooperative Extension Service, County Extension Agent, Walker County, GA

BS Agronomy 1983, University of Georgia

Community and Leadership
Member and song leader Moriah Primitive Baptist Church, Colbert, GA
USDA Farm Service Agency County Committee Member, Banks, Jackson, Madison
Broad River Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor, Madison County
Georgia Grazing Lands Conservation Coalition, Chairman
Madison County Agricultural Education Center, Board Chairman
Madison County Farm Bureau, Director and Past President
Madison County Young Farmers Association, President
Madison County Cattlemen?s Association, member, past president, past treasurer
2009 Governor's Environmental Stewardship in Agriculture

Representing Walton County

  • Georgia State University
    B.A., Cum Laude, December 1976
  • University of Georgia School of Law
    Juris Doctor, December 1979

Admitted to State Bar of Georgia: January 3, 1980

Superior Courts of the State of Georgia; Georgia Court of Appeals; Georgia Supreme Court; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Approved Through:
First American Title Insurance Company
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company (agent)

Professional Associations:
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia, Alcovy Circuit Bar and Walton County Bar Association
  • 1982- 1984 Special Assistant District Attorney, Alcovy Judicial Circuit
  • 1984 – 1999 Special Assistant Attorney General for Department of Family & Children Services
  • 1989-2011 Municipal Court Judge, Cities of Social Circle, Walnut Grove, Rutledge
  • Municipal Court Judge Pro-Tem, Cities of Monroe and Loganville
  • (Retired from all judicial posts in 2011 when husband announced candidacy for Mayor)
Past and Present Civic Activities:
  • Past President (2 years), Walton County Chamber of Commerce
  • Charter member and Past President, Rotary Club of Social Circle
  • Past Board Member, The Alcove, Inc.
  • 2004-2014 Advisory Board Member, Walton County Boys & Girls Club
  • Member and Past Director, Social Circle Historic Preservation Society
  • Trustee and Past Secretary-Treasurer, Walton County Foundation, Inc.
  • Member, Social Circle High School Career & Technical Education Advisory Board
  • Past Trustee, Walton County Arts Council
  • Past Member, Walton County Industrial Building Authority
  • Past Member, Development Authority of Social Circle
  • Past Member, Finance Committee, Social Circle Public Library
  • Past Member, Social Circle Family Life Enrichment Task Force
  • Past Member, Walton County Personnel Advisory Board
  • Recipient, 2009 Walton Tribune Unsung Hero Award


Representing Wilkes County
P.O. Box 808
264 Drinkard Drive
Washington, GA 30673

Hexcel Corporation

Bachelor of Science/Industrial
Engineering, Clemson University

Civic/Community Involvement:
Board of Directors, Athens Technical College
Member of Jaycees for 5 years, served as President and State Vice President
Served on Community Fund Board for 15 years, President three terms
Served on Chamber of Commerce Board for 9 years, President 3 terms
Member of Kiwanis for 20 years, Board for two terms
Served on Hospital Foundation Board for 10 years, President one term
Served on Little League Board for 12 years, President for three terms
Served on Boy Scout Board for Council Area
Served as Leader of Cub Scout Pack, Webelos Leader, and Scout Troop Leader
Served on Board of Country Club for 10 years, President for two terms

Representing Clarke County
1800 Long Creek Drive
Bogart, GA 30622

Occupation: Operations Manager, Caterpillar, Inc.

Todd has 23 years experience with 12 years as Plant Manager. He led implementation of 3 green field start up facilities, including the new Caterpillar Athens facility.

He has experience in Automotive Tier 1 parts manufacturing and supply; and final assembly of building construction equipment.

Todd is an excellent financial manager with strong focus on delivering bottom line results. He has a proven track record of delivering on budgetary forecasts and strong customer focus to insure needs are met or exceeded, including developing constructive relationships. He is organized and highly motivated, with honesty and integrity and demanding the same of direct reports.

Todd has a proven record of success implementing team-based Kaizen activities resulting in significant cost savings in multiple departments.

Todd is experienced implementing Lean Manufacturing Principles such as VAVE, Quality Gates, Poke Yoke, Kan Ban, 5S waste reduction, One piece work flow, and Visual Factory.

He trained in Kepner Tregoe Problem Solving/Decision Making and Six Sigma Champion.

M.B.A., Operations Management, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC – 2006 (only 1 year completed)
B.S., Mechanical Engineering Technology, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN – 1990

Community Involvement:
Board of Visitors, University of Georgia (2013-15)
Board of Advisors, University of Georgia, School of Engineering (2013-15)
Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Board Member (2012-14)
Rotary Club of Athens, Member
Attend Athens Church

Honors, Previous Associations, & Awards:
Clayton Chamber of Commerce, Board Member 2008-2010
Johnston Health Foundation, Board Member 2009-2011
Northpoint Business Owner’s Association, Board of Directors, Vice President (2004-06)
Advanced Manufacturing Cluster Strategy Group, Member, Central South Carolina Alliance (2004-05)
Caterpillar Awards – Facility of Distinction – Safety (2010, 2011)
DaimlerChrysler - Toledo - Supplier of the Quarter (3 times), Supplier of the Year (2002)
Modine Awards – Safety Merit and Star, Scrap Reduction, Energy Conservation
1990 National Champion - Rube Goldberg Machine Design Competition - Team Co-Captain
Purdue University - School of Technology Achievement Award – 1990

Representing Clarke County
200 Newton Bridge Road
Athens, GA 30671

Occupation: Co-Owner, Chairman of the Board, and Executive Vice President of Development, Power Partners, Inc.

Steve is an expert on lean manufacturing and work culture. His focus is on creating a collaborative culture that brings together people, process and technology to sustain a high level of innovation.

Steve is working collaboratively with team members to create a culture that customers and other manufacturing companies benchmark. The company calls this process ‘The PPI Way.’ The goals of The PPI Way are to create the safest work environment possible, improve the customer experience, improve quality, reduce lead time, reduce total costs, eliminate all waste and be the perfect partner to customers, employees and suppliers.

In his role as EVP Development, Steve is focused on growing PPI by acquiring new companies that embrace PPI core values, and by encouraging development of new products and services that add value to the corporate family of businesses.

Representing Greene County
1020 Kingsford Way
Greensboro, GA 30642

Occupation: Magistrate Judge in Greene County
Executive Director of the Greensboro Housing Authority

Robert joined the U.S. Army upon graduation from high school in 1969. He served 25 years in the Army. During his term of service he completed and Associate Degree in Mid Management from Fayetteville Technical College, and a BS Degree from the University of New York. He was quite accomplished in the Army. He was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division, served in Laos, Cambodia Thailand , with the Elite Special Forces during the Viet Nam War, was a Jump Master, and had multiple assignments throughout the continental U.S. and internationally. Robert retired as a Command Sergeant Major in 1993.

Associate Degree, Mid Management, Fayetteville Technical College
BS, University of New York
Post Graduate Courses, Frostburg State University, MD
Registered Securities Agent
Certification, Crown Financial Ministries, Christian Stewardship Counselor

Community Involvement:
Robert is involved in the community in multiple areas. He is a collaborative partner with Golden Harvest Food Bank and one of the catalyst behind the local Food Pantry, worked to address family violence, served on committees for the Board of Education, a Board Member of Community Addiction Recovery Program, on the County EMS Task Force and Solid Waste Task Force, and Ex-Officio Chairman of Greene County Family Connection. He served six years as a Deacon at Grace Fellowship Church, with the responsibility of Benevolence, and recently nominated and selected as an Elder of the congregation. Robert was a member of the Leadership Greene Class of 2013. In 2013 Robert was awarded the Humanitarian Award, and previously was awarded the Gresham Geter Award for Outstanding Community Leadership.

In June of 1998 he became the Executive Director of the Greensboro Housing Authority (GHA) and he set out to make a difference in his community, Greene County Georgia. In his initial assessment of the community he found that multiple areas need to be addressed. The facilities were all old and not maintained in a condition that gave the residence pride in their community. Additionally the Housing Authority was not managed with fiscal responsibility or administrative expertise. Robert utilized his training in advanced leadership, asset management, uniform physical condition standards, financial management, contracting and procurement. He gained certifications in Mid- Management Executive Level, Public Housing Management, Inspections, Government Contracting & Procurement (Villanova University) Masters Certificate, Mold & Moisture Identification & Remediation, Project Management (Georgia Institute of Technology), Capital Improvement, Maintenance Management, and Modernization. His contributions, over 15 years has brought the once ineffective Greensboro Housing Authority to one of the best managed properties in Georgia. Receiving awards locally and from the Georgia Association of Housing & Redevelopment Association. Currently GHA is rated as a High Performer in all areas of their rating by The Department of Housing & Urban Development Standards.


Representing Walton County
802 East Spring Street
Monroe, GA 30655

Vice President of Precision Planning, Inc.

B.S. Civil Engineering
Southern College of Technology, 1995

Professional Engineer, Georgia #29624

Civic Involvement:
Chairman, Walton County Chamber of Commerce (2011- 2012)
Walton County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (2007-Present)
Walton Regional Medical Center Advisory Board (2009-Present)
Board of Directors, Communities in Schools Walton County (2010-Present)
President, Bethlehem Christian Academy Athletic Booster Club (2007-Present)
Director, BCA Youth Athletic Program (2010- Present)
Walton County Little League Board (2010-2011)
Youth Football, Basketball and Baseball Coach (2002-Present)

Georgia Society of Professional Engineers
Georgia Association of Water Professionals
Georgia Rural Water Association

Representing Clarke County
325 East Washington Street
Suite 315
Athens, GA 30601

Occupation: Judge of the Superior Courts of the Western Judicial Circuit

Episcopal High School, Alexandria, Virginia, 1973
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A. in Political Science and U.S. History, 1977
University of Georgia School of Law, J.D. Degree, 1981

Community Involvement:
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Continuing Judicial Education
President of the statewide Council of Superior Court Judges
Served on the Chief Justice’s Indigent Defense Study Commission
Chair of the Next Generation’s Court Commission
Currently represents the Western Circuit on the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia
Served by appointment of the Georgia Supreme Court on the Committee on Justice for Children Board of the Northeast Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America
Elected to the Georgia General Assembly in 1986 as State Representative for the 68th House District for Clarke County and served for five years
Member of the Gridiron Secret Society and Omicron Delta Kappa Honorary Leadership Organization

William E. "Billy" Hudson Distinguished Citizen Award for service to the Athens community

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