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

Mr. James E. “Jet” Toney

Chair

Principal, Cornerstone Communications

Loganville

Ms. Jeanne Cyriaque

Vice Chair

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

College Park

Dr. Gary S. Hauk

Secretary

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

Decatur

Mr. Daniel Thompson*

Treasurer

Attorney and Retired Executive

Atlanta

Ms. Loretta Parham

Immediate Past Chair

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

Decatur

Dr. Keith Bohannon*

Associate Professor, Department of History, University of West Georgia

Carrollton

Mr. Brian Brodrick

Partner, Jackson Spalding

Watkinsville

Mr. Thomas Daniel

University System of Georgia, Retired

Atlanta

Mr. 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

Ms. Karla Heath-Sands

News Anchor, WALB-TV

Albany

Ms. Elizabeth K. Hopkins

Grants Officer, The Knox Foundation

Augusta

Ms. Lyn Hunt

Community Volunteer

Madison

Ms. Lauren Burke Jones*

Secretary/Treasurer, Virtual-OTA and Community Volunteer

Newnan

Dr. T. Marshall Jones*

Professor, Music Department, Albany State University, Retired

Albany

Ms. Ruth Knox*

President, Wesleyan College

Macon

Mr. Kevin Langston

Deputy Commissioner, Tourism, Georgia Department of Economic Development

Atlanta

Ms. Merryll Penson

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

Athens

Ms. Claudia Seyle

Community Volunteer

Savannah

Mr. Phillip R.  Smith*

National Development Director and National Political Director, The Concord Coalition

Atlanta

Mr. William H. Verner

Vice President of External Affairs, Georgia EMC

Atlanta

Ms. Lisa White

Attorney

Savannah

Dr. Pamela Whitten

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

Athens