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Mr. Dan Carmichael (Chairman)
Cobb EMC Cobb Electric Membership Corporation

  • Manager of Corporate Security for 38 years
  • Founder/President of Cherokee County Gridiron Club
  • P.O.S.T Mandated
  • Past Cherokee Sheriff’s Reserve Unit 8 years

Mr. Kevin Amason (Vice-Chair)
Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Reserve

  • Commander of Cherokee Sheriff’s Reserve Unit
  • Coordinates the Sheriff’s Office Christmas Joy Program.

Mrs. Vicki Benefield (Treasurer)

  • Professional grant writer and fundraiser
  • Graduate of Leadership Cherokee and Leadership Cherokee Steering Committee
  • Board of Trustees Sequoyah Library System and Cherokee County Library System

Mr. Jay Baker (Board Liaison)
Director of Communications, Cherokee Sheriff’s Office

Mrs. Elaine Bell
Retired Banking 

  • Retired from United Community Bank, Vice President
  • Business Development Officer
  • Graduate Leadership Cherokee
  • Georgia President of Financial Women International

Mrs. Pam Carnes
Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce

  • Has been with Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce since 1991, President and CEO of Cherokee Chamber of Commerce, a Certified Chamber Executive.
  • Past-Chair of the Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce, named their Executive of the Year in 2010.

Mr. Joe Brownlee
Georgia Power

  • Area Manager for Georgia Power Company
  • Responsible for all operations in Cherokee County.

Mr. Kevin Fleming
The Beam Team Construction, Inc

  • Vice President of Business Development

Sheriff Roger Garrison
Retired Sheriff Cherokee County

  • Former Sheriff of Cherokee County from 1992 until 2016.
  • The 1st Georgia Sheriff To receive the Egon Bittner Accreditation Award
  • Phyllis Goodwin Award of Excellence
  • CEO of Sheriff Roger Garrison Charities
  • Georgia Board of Corrections

Mrs. Dale Morrissey
Reinhardt University

  • Director of Development and External Relations for Reinhardt University
  • Plans, coordinates events for the University to raise scholarships for students and community awareness.

Mr. Chris Wilbanks
President – NJ Wilbanks

  • President N.J. Wilbanks Contractor
  • VP of K.C. Equipment Company, for over 36 years.
  • A third generation resident of Cherokee County.

Mrs. Debra Williams
Bank of North Georgia

  • Synovus Bank
  • Professional and Executive Banker
  • Commercial and Consumer Lending and Deposits

Mrs. Jo Ellen Wilson
City of Canton

  • Retired Vice President of Reinhardt University.
  • She currently serves as a member of the Canton City Council.

Dr. Anil Yadav
Prestige Medical Group

Mrs. Lisa Carr
Retired LE Cherokee Sheriff’s Office
Board of Directors for Anna Crawford Children’s Center