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.

Call for Nominations

The Board’s Membership Committee strives to create a Board that represents the people of Georgia. We welcome nominations from the public and are especially interested in individuals who are passionate about the humanities and are movers and makers in their communities. To submit a nomination, please send a resume or letter highlighting why the candidate is a good fit to Georgia Humanities president Laura McCarty.

2022 Board of Directors

*Governor’s Appointee

Thomas E. Daniel

Chair

University System of Georgia, Retired

Atlanta

Dr. Annie Hunt Burriss

Vice Chair

Co-founder | Universal Biome

Madison

Delores Lazare White

Treasurer

Assistant to the CFO | Southern Company

Conyers

Andres Villegas

Secretary

President and CEO | Georgia Forestry Association

Macon

Dr. Gary S. Hauk

Immediate Past Chair

University Historian emeritus | Emory University

Atlanta

Joseph B. Alonso*

Partner | Gregory, Doyle, Calhoun & Rogers, LLC.

Alpharetta

Cameron Bean

Flournoy Development Group | Gateways Foundation, Inc.

Columbus

Becky Blalock

Managing Partner, Advisory Capital and retired CIO | Southern Company

Vinings

Dr. Keith S. Bohannon*

Associate Professor | Department of History, University of West Georgia

Carrollton

Kathy A. Bradley

Assistant District Attorney, Retired

Statesboro

William S. Burdell III

HHS Hospitality Services

St. Simons Island

Patricia Bush

Owner | Adel Outfitters

Sparks

Dr. James A. Crupi

President and Founder | Strategic Leadership Solutions

Cumming

Peggy Heard Galis

Community Volunteer

Athens

Karla Heath-Sands

Anchor | WALB

Albany

Albert “Al” Hodge

Founder and CEO | Hodge Consulting Services LLC

Rome

Ira Jackson Jr.

President | Perfect Image Printing

Marietta

Ruth A. Knox*

President, Retired | Wesleyan College

Thomson

Susan Pease Langford

Lawyer | Butler Snow LLP

Atlanta

F. Abit Massey*

President emeritus | Georgia Poultry Federation

Gainesville

Clinton Rucker

Attorney | Judge Pro Tem, City of South Fulton | Associate Judge, City of East Point

Fairburn

Lisa J. Smith

Senior Vice President of Region External Affairs and Community Engagement | Georgia Power

Newnan

Phil Smith*

National Development Director and National Political Director | The Concord Coalition

Atlanta

Ann Stallard

Partner | A+ Results LLC

Atlanta

Daniel J. Thompson Jr.*

Attorney and Retired Executive

Atlanta

Donald Wildsmith

Director | Winder Cultural Arts

Bethlehem

Pat Wilson

Commissioner | Georgia Department of Economic Development

Atlanta

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