Board of Directors

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Chattahoochee Technical College’s governing board is the State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia (SBTCSG). The Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) 20-4-10 establishes the SBTCSG and describes its representative membership, officers, and term service.

The Chattahoochee Technical College Local Board of Directors is the college’s local advisory board. It is composed of members who are representative of the counties in the college’s service area and are appointed by the State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia.   The local board gives input on program offerings, serves as a check and balance for the development and implementation of college goals and objectives as well as operations policies and procedures, advocates within the community and in the state legislature on issues of importance for the college and the system, and ensures that financial resources for the institution are adequate to provide sound educational programs.

Effective July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024:

Ms. Pam Carnes
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President & CEO at Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 4998
Canton, GA 30114

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Mr. David Coffman
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Vice President AMMM Production Operations at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

Marietta, GA

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Mr. Lewis Collum

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Chief Financial Officer at Taylor Transport

1708 Highway 113, SW
Cartersville, GA 30120

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Mr. Stevan Crew

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President at Crew & Associates

PO Box 63
Dallas, GA 30132

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Mr. Tim Fernandez

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Business Development Manager at CROFT & Associates PC

4435 Academy Street
Acworth, GA 30101

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Mr. Mark Haney

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Retired Senior VP at Construction & Real Estate at Wellstar Health System

1060 Turnberry Circle
Greensboro, GA 30642-6107

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Mr. Gary Henderson
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Director of Safety & Human Resources at Atlanta Bonded Warehouse Corporation

3000 Cobb International Blvd. NW
Kennesaw, GA 30152

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Mr. Billy Hayes

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CEO at Northside Hospital Cherokee

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Mr. Jim Larson

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Director of Talent at Yancey Bros. Co.

330 Lee Industrial Blvd.
Austell, GA 30168

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Mr. Roberto Murillo
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Human Resources Manager at Pilgrim’s Pride

125 Industrial Blvd.
Ellijay, GA 30540

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Mr. Chip Poth

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Board Advisory at Universal Alloy Corporation “UAC”
U.S. Operations

180 Lamar Haley Pkwy.
Canton, GA 30114

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Ms. Denise Ray

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CEO & President at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital & Chief Nursing Officer at Piedmont System

1266 Highway 515 South
Jasper, GA 30143

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Mr. Kent Sanford

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Executive Director at Gilmer Joint Development Authority

696 1st Avenue
Ellijay, GA 30540

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Mr. Ford Thigpen, Vice Chair

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Northwest Georgia Regional President at The Piedmont Bank

56 Hiram Drive
Hiram, GA 30141

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Dr. Ralph Turner

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President at Wellstar Paulding Medical Center

2518 Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway
Hiram, GA 30141

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Mrs. Debbie Underkoffler, Chair

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President at North Georgia Staffing

1301 Shiloh Road NW, Ste 1030
Kennesaw, GA 30144

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Dr. Krista Webb

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Curriculum Coordinator, CTAE at Cherokee County Schools

1110 Wiley Bridge Road
Woodstock, GA 30188

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