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.

2021 Board of Directors

*Governor’s Appointee

Dr. Gary S. Hauk

Chair

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

Atlanta

Thomas E. Daniel

Vice Chair

University System of Georgia, Retired

Atlanta

Delores Lazare White

Treasurer

Director, Internal Audit, Southern Company

Conyers

Dr. Annie Hunt Burriss

Secretary

Co-founder, Universal Biome

Madison

Jeanne Cyriaque

Immediate Past Chair

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

Chicago

Joseph B. Alonso*

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

Alpharetta

Dr. Karen Aubrey

Vice President for Academic Affairs, LaGrange College

LaGrange

Cameron Bean

Flournoy Development Group | Gateways Foundation, Inc.

Columbus

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

Dr. Jodie L. Guest

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

Atlanta

Annalee Harlan

Dalton City Council Member

Dalton

Karla Heath-Sands

Anchor, WALB

Albany

Ira Jackson Jr.

President, Perfect Image Printing

Marietta

Ruth A. Knox*

President, Wesleyan College, Retired

Thomson

Susan Pease Langford

Lawyer, Butler Snow LLP

Atlanta

F. Abit Massey*

President emeritus, Georgia Poultry Federation

Gainesville

Clinton Rucker

Assistant District Attorney

Fairburn

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

Andres Villegas

President and CEO, Georgia Forestry Association

Macon

Dr. Pamela Whitten

President, Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw

Donald Wildsmith

Director, Winder Cultural Arts

Bethlehem

Pat Wilson

Commissioner, Georgia Department of Economic Development

Atlanta

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