Board of Directors


Board of Directors Members

  • Chairman Joe Vogt, Manufacturing Manager at Solvay 
  • Brad Akins, Owner of Akins Ford 
  • Kristin Boscan, Director of the Georgia BioEd Institute 
  • Penny Clack, EMA Director at Barrow County Emergency Services 
  • Carol Rayburn Cofer, Workforce Development Division Director at Northeast Georgia Regional Commission 
  • Maddison Dean, Director of Economic Development for the City of Winder
  • Terry England, State Representative 
  • Dr. Sherrie Gibney-Sherman, Superintendent of Foothills Education Charter High School 
  • Angela Haun, Local Manager for Barrow and Jackson Counties at Georgia Power 
  • Tommy Jennings, President of the Barrow County Chamber of Commerce 
  • Lisa Maloof, Director of Economic Development for Barrow County 
  • Sonja McClendon, President at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Barrow 
  • Dr. Chris McMichael, Superintendent of the Barrow County School System 
  • Kristen Miller, Senior Regional Project Manager at Georgia Department of Economic Development 
  • Irene Munn, Career Pathways Coordinator with Foothills Education Charter High School 
  • Sherri Perry, Dual Enrollment Coordinator with Barrow County School System 
  • Chip Reynolds, Campus Dean at Lanier Technical College 
  • Steffanie Sorrells, VP Merchant Services Sales and Program Manager 
  • Dr. Jennifer Wood, CEO of Sims Academy and Director of CTAE 

Board of Directors Meeting Dates

Meetings are held in the Sims Conference Center (formerly Sims Hospitality Suite) at 8:00 AM unless otherwise noted. Meetings are open to the public.

September 27, 2022
December 1, 2022
February 2, 2023
March 30, 2023
May 25, 2023

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