Our board of directors is a diverse group of community leaders who guide our operations and activities with the utmost commitment to excellence and transparency. They serve on a volunteer basis and are chosen for their expertise of the local community and passion for the power of philanthropy.


2021 Executive Committee

Brian J. Marks, Chair
Retired President/CEO, Augusta Sportswear, Inc.
Augusta, Georgia

C. G. “Pete” Caye, Jr., Chair Elect
The Giddings Group
Augusta, Georgia

James B. Trotter, Esq., Vice Chair
Partner, Trotter Jones, LLC
Augusta, Georgia

Susan E. Nicholson, Secretary/Treasurer
Community Volunteer
Augusta, Georgia

H. M. Osteen, Jr., Investment Committee Chair
President/CEO, Financial Holdings of Augusta, Inc.
Augusta, Georgia

James Houston Armstrong, Grants Committee Chair
Partner, 818 Sports and Entertainment
North Augusta, South Carolina

Barry L. Storey, Past Chair
Principal, BLS Holdings Group, LLC
Augusta, Georgia


2021 Board of Directors

Frank Anderson
President/CEO, RBW Logistics
Augusta, Georgia

William H. Barrett, Jr.
Owner, Barrett Holdings, LLC
Augusta, Georgia

James J. Bernstein
Owner, Milton Ruben Auto Group
Augusta, Georgia

Thomas M. Blanchard, Jr.
President, Blanchard & Calhoun Real Estate
Augusta, Georgia

Braye C. Boardman
President, Beacon Blue LLC
Augusta, Georgia

Clayton P. Boardman III
President/CEO, Flywheel, LLC
Augusta, Georgia

Eddie Bussey
Owner/Agent, State Farm Insurance
Augusta, Georgia

Natalie Schweers Coghill
Senior Vice President – Investments, Synovus Securities, Inc.
Augusta, Georgia

Zack O. Daffin
Owner, Express Employment Professionals
Augusta, Georgia

Dr. Faye Hargrove
CEO, The Better Choices Group LLC
Martinez, Georgia

JoAnn Herbert
VP Operations, Herbert Homes
Evans, Georgia

James M. Hull
Member Manager, Hull Property Group
Augusta, Georgia

Duncan N. Johnson, Jr.
President, Johnson Motor Company
Augusta, Georgia

E. G. Meybohm
President, Meybohm Realtors
Augusta, Georgia

N. Turner Simkins
President, Blue Beech, LLC & New Fire Media, LLC
North Augusta, South Carolina

William H. Tucker, Esq.
Partner, Hull Barrett, PC
Aiken, South Carolina

Mayor Kenneth L. Usry
Mayor of Thomson
Thomson, Georgia


Honorary Board Members


D. Douglas Barnard, Jr. – Honorary
Former Member of Congress

Charles H. Bellman – Honorary
Retired President, United Way of the CSRA

William S. Morris, III – Honorary
Chairman & CEO, Morris Communications Company

Abram J. Serotta – Honorary
President, Serotta, Maddox, CPAs