Board of Directors

Civic, business, and academic leaders from across the state set policy and direction for Georgia Humanities. The governor of Georgia appoints up to six members, and members of the public nominate the remainder of the board.

*Governor’s Appointee

Jeanne Cyriaque

Chair

African American Programs Coordinator,
Historic Preservation Division, Georgia Dept. of
Natural Resources, Retired

College Park

Dr. Gary S. Hauk

Vice Chair

Vice President, Senior Advisor to the President, and University Historian,
Emory University

Decatur

Daniel Thompson*

Treasurer

Attorney and Retired Executive

Atlanta

Karla Heath-Sands

Secretary

News Anchor, WALB-TV

Albany

James E. “Jet” Toney

Immediate Past Chair

Principal, Cornerstone Communications

Loganville

Dr. Keith Bohannon*

Associate Professor, Department of History, University of West Georgia

Carrollton

Kathy Bradley

Assistant District Attorney

Statesboro

Annie Hunt Burriss

CEO, J Infiniti Diagnostics

Madison

Patricia J. Bush

Adel Outfitters

Sparks

Thomas E. Daniel

University System of Georgia, Retired

Atlanta

J. Truitt Eavenson

Vice President, Coastal Region, Georgia Power

Savannah

Dr. P. Toby Graham

Associate Provost and Director of Libraries,
University of Georgia

Athens

Dr. Jodie Guest

Professor, Rollins School of Public Health and
Emory School of Medicine

Atlanta

Ira Jackson Jr.

President, Perfect Image Printing

Marietta

Dr. T. Marshall Jones*

Professor, Music Department, Albany State University, Retired

Albany

Ruth Knox*

President, Wesleyan College, Retired

Macon

Kevin Langston

Deputy Commissioner, Tourism, Georgia Department of Economic Development

Atlanta

Loretta Parham

Chief Executive Officer & Library Director, Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center

Decatur

Merryll Penson

Executive Director, Library Services, University System of Georgia, Retired

Athens

Clinton Rucker

Assistant District Attorney

Fairburn

Claudia Seyle

Community Volunteer

Savannah

Phillip R.  Smith*

National Development Director and National Political Director, The Concord Coalition

Atlanta

William H. Verner

Vice President of External Affairs, Georgia EMC

Atlanta

Lisa White

Attorney

Savannah

Dr. Pamela Whitten

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, University of Georgia

Athens

Donald Wildsmith

Director, Winder Cultural Arts

Bethlehem