Board Chair William Taggart Executive-in-Residence & COO, Morehouse College
Bill currently serves as the first Executive-In-Residence and COO in the 149 year history of Morehouse College, reporting directly to the President of Morehouse College and working closely with the Board of Trustees. His primary responsibilities are to lead and transform the institutional development, technology, campus operations, and human resources functions of the college. In addition, Bill serves as the external relations liaison to the Atlanta business and civic community, corporate America and global philanthropic organizations.
Leona Barr-Davenport President & CEO, Atlanta Business League
Leona Barr-Davenport is President & CEO of the Atlanta Business League (ABL), Atlanta's oldest minority business development and advocacy organization. As President, she works with the board of directors to provide increased access to business opportunities for minorities with specific emphasis on the development of businesses owned or operated by African-Americans.
Chair Elect Tiffany Callaway Ferrell Director, Regional Operations, Metropolitan Atlanta,
Southern Company Gas
Tiffany Callaway Ferrell was named director, regional operations, Metro Atlanta, for AGL Resources Inc. (NYSE:GAS) in September 2011. AGL Resources is an Atlanta-based energy services holding company with operations in natural gas distribution, retail operations, wholesale services, midstream operations and cargo shipping. AGL Resources serves approximately 4.5 million utility customers and is the nation’s largest natural gas-only distributor based on customer count.
Secretary Charmaine Ward
Director, Corporate Relations, Georgia Power
As Director of Corporate Affairs for Georgia Power, Charmaine is responsible for building and maintaining key state and national relationships with diverse organizations and opinion leaders. She focuses on developing strategic alliances with customer groups to build the Georgia Power brand and garner support for energy issues. In her role, Charmaine works closely with internal executives, as well as community, civic, and government leaders to develop sustainable initiatives that create value for Georgia Power.
Treasurer Michael Smith
Senior Manager, Assurance Services, Ernst & Young, LLP
Michael has served several clients throughout his career, providing assurance services related to the following: public and private equity and debt offerings, SEC reporting matters and the implementation and ongoing evaluation of internal controls under Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Additionally, Michael has gained extensive knowledge in the areas of business combinations, calculations for allowance for doubtful accounts estimates, evaluation of investments and related disclosures, and accounting for self-insurance reserves.
Past Chair Milton Jones, Jr.
Peachtree Providence Partners, LLC
Milton Jones is a founding member of Peachtree Providence Partners Holding Company, LLC. Peachtree Providence Partners is a holding company with full or partial ownership in companies in key business sectors which include energy, financial products, healthcare, technology, manufacturing/distribution and consulting. The Peachtree Providence Partners mission is to deliver strategic advice, unparalleled excellence and balanced risk management, while optimizing results.