The Chattahoochee Tech Foundation recently welcomed three new trustees to the board that governs the Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization designed to support the mission of Chattahoochee Technical College by making higher education an affordable reality for students through initiatives like scholarships, emergency funding and program support. These new trustees include Rick Kollhoff, of Bartow County, Trey Ragsdale, of Cherokee County, and Drew Tutton, of Cobb County.
“We are excited for these outstanding business and community leaders to join the board,” said Chattahoochee Tech Foundation Board of Trustees Chair Jason Anavitarte. “They each have a proven track record of success, and they offer the highest level of skilled leadership.” Anavitarte, of Paulding County, is the director of state development and advocacy for CareSource. He recently assumed the role of board chair for the Chattahoochee Tech Foundation, succeeding Don Barbour, who served as chair for the past three years.
Kollhoff is a vice president and commercial lender with Century Bank of Georgia in Cartersville. He is active in a number of civic organizations, serving on the boards of the Bartow County College and Career Academy as well as the Rotary Club of Etowah. He also serves as a member of the City of Cartersville Alcohol Control Board and the City of Cartersville Recreation Advisory Board. Kollhoff served previously on the board of the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce and the Etowah Scholarship Foundation.
Ragsdale manages local government and community relations for Kaiser Permanente in Georgia. In this role, he is responsible for securing government and community support for Kaiser Permanente’s healthcare initiatives throughout the state. Prior to this role, Ragsdale served in leadership positions at MARTA, the U.S. Senate, King & Spalding law firm, the Coca-Cola Company and the White House. He also has served in top leadership roles for numerous service organizations, which include the DeKalb Housing Authority and Kiwanis International.
Tutton is the general manager of Ed Voyles Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR) where he leads an award-winning team of skilled professionals recognized for providing customers with the highest level of customer service. Tutton is also the owner and founder of Open Roads Complete RV, which has locations in Woodstock, White and Acworth. Tutton has been a staunch supporter of Chattahoochee Technical College, sponsoring the college’s 2018 Student Leadership Academy.
The three new trustees on the board of the Chattahoochee Tech Foundation will each serve three-year terms on the board, according to Stephanie Hubbell, Chattahoochee Technical College director for alumni and annual giving.
“Board members serve as champions for the Chattahoochee Tech Foundation in the six-county area that Chattahoochee Technical College serves,” said Hubbell. “They also provide valuable insight to development, engagement, management and strategic planning.”
The Chattahoochee Tech Foundation Board of Trustees was recognized as a Role Model Board by the Technical College Foundation Association (TCFA) in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017. This distinction represents the board’s commitment to performing best practices while helping to advance the college.