Meet Our Board

Our board is made up of 23 community leaders from across the region. Board members serve a three-year term and may re-elected for an additional three-year term. New members are elected after recommendation by the nominating committee. Officers are elected every December and serve for one year.

2019 Executive Board

Tim Darrah


Lona Pope

Past Chair

Owner, First Financial Services and E’aars, Inc.

Rob Fowler

Vice Chair

CEO, Turner, Wood and Smith

Rusty Hopkins


Certified Public Accountant, BatesCarter

Blair Diaz


Certified Public Accountant, Blair C. Diaz, CPA, PC

2019 Board of Directors

Phill Bettis – Forsyth County

Chad Black – Habersham County

Lance Carpenter – Hall County

Tammy Caudell – Habersham County

Tim Darrah, Chair – Rabun County

Blair Diaz, Secretary – Hall County

Linda Foster – Jackson County

Rob Fowler, Vice Chair – Hall County

Randall Frost – Hall County

Linda Hardie – Forsyth County

Rusty Hopkins, Treasurer – Hall County

Jay Jacobs – Hall County

Cal Johnson – Pickens County

Phillippa Lewis Moss – Hall County

Ann Nixon – Hall County

Lona Pope, Past Chair – Hall County

Bob Prim – White County

Robert Shippey – Hall County

Brian Steines – Hall County

Brian Tam – Forsyth County

Natalie Teston – Hall County

Brian Whalen – Hall County

Mary Hart Wilheit – Hall County

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