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Board of Directors

Effective 2023-2025

Our Mission at the Greater Valdosta United Way (GVUW) is to create positive change by bringing resources together to improve people's lives in our communities. Board members must live in one of the eleven counties served by GVUW. Our goal is to have a Board that is diverse geographically and culturally, and representative of various industries.

Executive Committee

Board Chair | Marty Ellison, Miller Harware
Board Vice Chair | Dr. Jammie Wilbanks, Wiregrass Technical College 
Treasurer | Andy Griffin, 
Commercial Banking Company
Secretary | Jennifer Denham, Bridgewell Resources

Additional Members

Angela Ward, Gamechangers
Annika Register, Coleman Talley, LLP 
Frank McTier, Synovus Bank
Jacinta Howell, Moody AFB
Jennifer Price, City of Hahira
Joe Brownlee, Georgia Power/Southern Company
Kara Hope Hanson, South Georgia Medical Center
Kate Evans, IPG, Inc.: Architects & Planners
Miguel Vincente, South Georgia Regional Library
Olivia McCarty, Ambling
Paulette D. Brown, Wiregrass Technical College
Richard Welch, The First Bank
Stan Crance, Packing Corporation of America
Tiffany Stewart, CJB Industries
Tommy Cangelosi, Landmark Realty & Investments

Advisory Council Members

Andrea Schruijer, IExecutive Director | Valdosta Lowndes Development Authority
Angela Crance, Business Owner | Former United Way Director
Dr. Beverly Richardson-BlakeValdosta State University | Senior Academic Advisor - Biology
Bill Slaughter, CEO Waller Heating and Air | Chairman and Commissioners, Lowndes County
Bill Cowart, President Synovus Bank
James McGahee, Southern Pointe Investments | Former CEO of SGMC
John Crawford, Valdosta State University | Vice President of Advancement
Joyce Aigen, MAS, JL Concepts Sales Representatives
Randy Smith, Senior Vice President | SGMC

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