Board of Directors

Board of Directors & Officers

The GNFCC Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring the organization’s long-term financial stability and integrity.  Directors set the strategic plan and ensure that the organization fulfills its mission by doing quality work through its staff and volunteers.

2019 Board of Directors 

Chairman: Bill Bland, Choate Construction
Chairman-Elect: Alan Najjar, Smith & Howard
Treasurer: Lindsey Petrini, WellStar North Fulton Hospital 

John Albers, Fisher & Phillips 
Hans Appen, Appen Media Group
Kerry Armstrong, Pope & Land
Josh Barnes, Orkin & Associates
Mark Bryan, Verizon
Chuck Button, Jacobs Engineering Group
Glen Cannon, Gwinnett Technical College
Laurie Cole, Children’s Health Care of Atlanta
Michael Cross, Briskin, Cross & Sanford
Ken Davis, Renasant Bank
Tony DeFeria, Executive Auto Brokers
Rita Evans, Merrill Lynch
Todd Gordon, CBIZ
Jennifer Hall, MatchKey Consulting
Freda Hardage, Northside Hospital 
Jodie Hart, Atlanta Gas Light
James Holmes, BB&T
Jonna Kirkwood, Kaiser Permanente
Edward Lindsey, Dentons
Roger Lusby, Frazier & Deeter 
Brian Martin, Righteous Guitars
Dan Merkel, Southern States Insurance
Chris Mixon, Synovus
Brian Mould, Better Office Systems
Trevor Ralph, Live Nation
Joe Rasper, DeKalb Office
John Ray, BizRadioX
Matt Reeves, Andersen Tate & Carr
Greg Richardson, Hartsfield Jackson Airport
Janet Rodgers, Alpharetta CVB
Katherine Simons, RUMC Job Networking 
Lee Tucker, Mahaffey, Pickens, Tucker 

Ex-Officio Board Members

Elected Leaders:

Alpharetta Mayor Jim Gilvin
Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker
Milton Mayor Joe Lockwood
Mountain Park Mayor Jim Still
Roswell Mayor Lori Henry
Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul
Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann
Fulton County School Board Member Katie Reeves

GNFCC Chairmen Emeritus:

Brad Biesbier, First Citizens Bank 2013 Chair
Dennis Leonard, Vinings Bank 2003 Chair
Andy Macke, Comcast 2011 Chair
Al Nash, Development Authority of Fulton County 2007 Chair
Jeff Petrea, Georgia Power 2018 Chair
John Rasper, Dekalb Office 2009 Chair
Teddy Russell, Russell Landscape Group 2012 Chair
Steve Stroud, Roswell Inc. 1995 Chair