Executive Committee

Al Kennickell is a native of Savannah.  He is a graduate of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, where he attended on a football scholarship.

He is the owner and president of The Kennickell Group (formally Kennickell Print and Global Marketing), a business founded by his grandfather in 1892.

Kennickell became ISO certified in 1995, the first commercial printer in North America to achieve this designation. Kennickell has expanded its services to not only include printing but also database management, inventory control, direct mail and fulfillment, print on demand, variable data as well as a number of on-line marketing services and now grand format printing. Kennickell has two operations in Savannah, a 50,000 square foot printing facility and an 80,000 square foot fulfillment and direct mail operation.

Al is the past chairman of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, past chairman of the Savannah Sports Council, past chairman of the Savannah Executives Association, past president of the Savannah Foundation, member of the board of the Brigadier Foundation of The Citadel and past chairman of the PGA’s Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.

Al and his wife Terri live in Savannah, GA.

General Shuler was born in Raleigh, NC.  He grew up in Orangeburg, SC and Caracas, Venezuela.  He holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and an M.S. degree in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  On 10 May 2014, he was awarded an honorary doctorate in Aerospace Science by The Citadel.

He served 32 years in the U.S. Air Force and was the Commander of the Eighth Air Force from March 1988 to May 1991.  His flying career began in 1954 when he soloed in a J-3 Piper Cub.  This would lead to his logging over 8,000 hours in 32 different types of aircraft.  General Shuler was awarded his Air Force wings on 2 September 1960 and would log 7,650 hours including 225 combat hours in military aircraft.  These included serving as a B-52 and F-4 aircraft commander.  Gen. Shuler commanded two non-tactical squadrons, two B-52 Bombardment Wings, two SAC Air Divisions, and the Eighth Air Force.  He also served as the Director of Operations for the Strategic Air Command.  He retired with the grade of Lt. General effective 1 June 1991.

General Shuler is a member of Tau Beta Pi, a national engineering honor society; The Order of Daedalians, a national fraternal order of pilots; The Military Order of World Wars. The Air Force Association, The Sons of the Revolution; The Kappa Alpha Order fraternity and The Citadel Association of Graduates.  He was selected as a distinguished Eagle Scout in 2007 and elected to the South Carolina Aviation Hall of Fame in 2010.

General Shuler served as the Chairman and CEO of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force from June 1992 to May 2004.

Buck and his wife Annette Fontaine Maury reside in Columbia, SC.  They have three sons and eight grandchildren.

William (Wick) Searcy is a graduate of the University of Georgia, the University of Georgia Law School and Washington University Law School.  He is a member of the Savannah Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia and the American Bar Association.

Wick is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Blue Key, Gridiron and Phi Delta Phi.  He has served as President of Young Lawyers, Chairman of the Southeast Regional Special Liaison Tax Committee, Chairman of the Section of Taxation, Chairman for the Conference with the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and Vice Chairman of the Commission of Continuing Lawyer Competency.  He served as Commander of the Georgia Air National Guard before retiring as a Major General.

He serves as a Trustee of the University of Georgia Foundation and the Starbase Savannah Foundation, Inc.  He has served as Past President of Savannah West Rotary and the Voluntary Action Center of Savannah.  He has served as a past Board member of the National Guard Association of the U.S.  Wick is the senior partner of Brannen, Searcy & Smith, LLP law firm and Chairman of the Board of Citizens Bank Cairo, Georgia.

Wick and his wife Camille live in Savannah, GA.

Henry Skipper was born in Savannah, GA.  He graduated from Savannah Country Day School and Auburn University, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

After graduation he began his career with Great Dane Trailers in Richmond, VA, and held various sales and marketing positions over a 30 year career including Fleet Sales Representative, Branch Manager, Vice President of Branch Operations and Senior VP of Sales and Marketing.

Since retiring from Great Dane, Henry was involved in a number of organizations and activities before being named President/CEO of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force.

Henry and his wife Jan live in Savannah, GA.

Cliff McCurry, attended Armstrong State College from 1966-1968 where he was a member of the basketball team and sophomore class vice-president. He transferred to the University of Georgia and graduated in 1971 with a B.B.A. in Risk Management and Insurance.

Cliff began his career in the insurance industry in 1970 and as a result of his insight and expertise, has attained positions of increasing responsibility, from his initial sales position to that of Chairman of Willis-HRH’s Savannah office and now Vice-Chairman of Seacrest Partners, Inc., one of Georgia’s leading insurance brokerage firms.

Cliff’s community involvement spans decades and he is widely known for his willingness to put in long hours for worthy causes. His past and present community and civic activities include serving in leadership positions on numerous local and regional not-for-profit and community service boards.

In 2011, Cliff was recognized as the UGA Terry College of Business Risk Management & Insurance Alumnus of the Year. A dedicated student of his profession, he earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) professional designation from the American Institute for Property and Liability Underwriters.

Cliff and his wife Kathy live in Savannah, GA.

Ed Hawie has been practicing corporate law since 1962, specializing in federal and state securities laws, corporate acquisitions and joint ventures both in the United States and in Latin America.

Ed holds a BS degree in Economics from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated magna cum laude from the Boston University School of Law.

Ed began his legal career as an associate at Shearman & Sterling in New York City in 1962. He joined King & Spalding in Atlanta, Georgia in 1968 as an associate and served as a partner from 1970 until his retirement as a senior partner in that firm in 2000.

Since 2000, Ed has continued to be active in both corporate law matters and in various non-profit organizations.

Ed and his wife Sally live on St. Simons Island, GA

Governing Board

Lt. Col. Doug Andrews, USA, Ret, served in the US Army for 22 years, retiring as a Lt. Col. His last assignment was as General Court Martial Judge for Hunter AAF/Ft. Stewart.

His military assignments included a tour in Vietnam with the 199th Infantry Brigade; 82nd Airborne Division where he earned his wings; Germany as a circuit military judge; the Pentagon as an Army Federal Litigation Attorney; and Army CID Command HQ as Chief Legal Counsel/SJA for MG Paul Timmerberg and MG Eugene Cromartie. He has been awarded the Legion of Merit with Oak Cluster, The Bronze Star, the Army Commendation Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and other awards.

Following his Army service, he prosecuted cases in the Chatham County District Attorney’s Office for 3 years and then opened his law office for private practice in 1991.  Doug has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a Juris Doctor degree from Emory University Law School in Atlanta, GA.  Presently, he serves as Judge Pro-tem in various municipal and State Courts in Chatham and other communities.

He is known for his contributions to teaching lawyers, judges and police officers.  Doug is active in veterans’ organizations, is a life member and past Commander of the George K. Gannam American Legion Post 184 in Thunderbolt, GA, The VFW Patrick Anthony Russell Post 4392, Chapter 671 of Vietnam Veterans of America, the 40 & 8 Military Honor Society, Military Officers Association, Military Order of World Wars, the Eighth Air Force Historical Society, Foundation Board, 82nd Airborne Association.  He also served as Past Commander of Tybee Light Sail and Power Squadron.

Frank Ball served as an Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps from 1969-1989 and is a Vietnam veteran, 3rd MarDiv.  After serving, he acquired  his BA in Economics and Business Administration from Davidson College followed by a MS in Business Financial Management from the George Washington University and a Graduate Certificate in Organizational Development from Georgetown University.

His professional experience includes Chief Management Training and Executive Development with the Central Intelligence Agency.  Presently, he serves as a faculty member with Georgetown University and also as an Organizational Consultant and Executive Coach.

Frank currently sits on the Board of Trustees with the American Public University System, and previously with the DC Metro Chapter of the International Coach Federation, the Marine Executive Association and the Montclair Property Owners Association.  He also was a member of the Editorial Board for the Marine Corps Gazette and has managed Strategic Planning for the Marine Corps Association.

He has a special tie to the museum, with his father serving as a Bombardier with the 44th Bomb Group during WWII, and he has heard numerous stories about flying, combat and the POW experience throughout his life.  He makes his home in Virginia with his wife Nancy.

 

Randy Bolinger holds a BS in Organizational and Resource Management.

Prior to joining Gulfstream Aerospace, Randy operated a successful marketing, strategic planning, branding, event management and public relations firm, which he founded, called AMPT Associates, Inc.

Serving the Aviation, Marine, Powersports and Transportation industries, his firm attracted such notable clients as Rolls-Royce, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Continental Motors, FLYING Magazine, Aerosim Flight Academy, American Legend, Werner Publishing, Ballistic Recovery Systems, Mooney Aerospace, and many others. In 2009 Randy authored a book on marketing, communications and public relations techniques titled Unload the Clip.

Prior to founding AMPT Associates, Randy was recruited by the Ministry of Finance of the Malaysian government to engineer the turnaround and successful sales of an aircraft manufacturing company the government owned. The depth and breadth of his unique background includes executive marketing, business development and public relations positions with notable companies such as Volvo, Suzuki, Bombardier, Cirrus and Columbia Aircraft.

Randy is a retired superbike roadracer, speedway motorcycle ice racer and is also an active instrument-rated pilot and aircraft owner.

Randy and his wife Susan live in Savannah, GA.

Col. Brent E. Bracewell is a native of Georgia, attended the University of Georgia and received his Army Commission through the Reserve Officers Training Corp program as a distinguished military graduate in 1986.  Brent went on to serve 26 years (13 Regular Army and 13 Active Guard) having the honor of leading the best soldiers in the world from the platoon level to the brigade command level, retiring as a Colonel in 2013. During his career in the Army he served in Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom in Bosnia and Operation Iraqi Freedom.  He has successfully commanded soldiers at the Lieutenant, Captain, and Lieutenant Colonel level under both “imminent danger” and “combat conditions”.  As an Army aviator, Brent had the privilege of qualifying and flying the UH-1, OH-58, C-12, and UH-60 Blackhawk.  He earned awards from the Army Achievement and Air Medal to the Bronze Star and Legion of Merit.

Brent’s volunteer service includes leading the Men’s Ministry for New Hope Church which has a campus in both Fayetteville and Peachtree City GA.  He is an active member of the Civil Air Patrol where he serves as a Character Development Instructor mentoring and teaching cadets leadership and moral courage.  He is the Vice President of the GA Chapter of the Mighty Eighth Air Force Historical Society, and is a moderator for the History Program for the Commemorative Air Force, Peachtree City GA, Dixie Wing.  Brent is both a member and longtime supporter of the Mighty Eighth Air Force Historical Society and National Museum of Mighty Eighth Air Force, having no family connection with the Mighty Eighth but a life-long admiration and now a life time of friends who served in the Mighty Eighth.  Brent is also employed as a corporate pilot for The Southern Company, flying the S76C+ Helicopter.

Brent was a single father of four daughters until he met and married his lovely bride, the former Jill Carnahan (of California) in 2011 and they became a family with six daughters.  Jill is a career educator who loves history, exercise and shopping (not in that order). Jill and Brent reside in Sharpsburg GA with their youngest daughter, who will soon graduate from high school (2016) and join her sisters in attending college and pursuing careers.

A native of Rochester, New York, Bill Cathcart retired from WTOC-TV in 2014, after 29-years of service, the last 24 as the station’s Vice-President & General Manager.

He received his undergraduate degree from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, followed by his Masters and Ph.D. Degrees from The Ohio State University.

He then spent 10-years as a Mass Communication professor at Western Illinois University, in Macomb, Illinois.  Following five-years in sales and management with a television station in abundantly cold and snowy Austin, Minnesota, the Angel of Mercy, true to her name, brought Bill south to Savannah and WTOC.

Bill’s Savannah-area community involvement includes past-Board Chair of Pooler’s National Museum of the Mighty 8th Air Force, as well as a long-time membership on the Savannah-Area Chamber of Commerce Board, where he served as a past-chairman, and is its current Military Affairs Council chair.  He is also a Board member of Savannah’s Union Mission, USO Savannah, and STARBASE Savannah, and a long-time member of the Rotary Club of Savannah.

Bill is the Honorary Wing Commander of the Georgia Air National Guard’s 165th Airlift Wing here in Savannah, as well as holding honorary member status with Hunter Army Airfield’s 1st of the 75th Rangers; Hunter’s 3rd of the 160th Night Stalkers; and the 3rd Infantry Division’s Combat Aviation Brigade.

In 2013, Bill was selected by the Department of the Army to become the first Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for the Coastal Georgia Region, a position in which he continues to serve.

Paul Clifford has been a member of the National Museum of the Mighty Eight Air Force since 2009 and was one of the first contributors to the restoration of the “City of Savannah”. Paul served as an officer in the U.S. Army, including a tour in Vietnam as a MACV Advisor to a South Vietnamese Army psychological warfare unit. While in Vietnam he briefed General William Westmoreland on the activities of the unit. Paul left the U.S. Army Reserves with the rank of Captain.

Paul practiced law for over 30 years concentrating in the areas of corporate, securities, and finance. He was a partner at a Boston based national law firm where he was a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Paul was also the Managing Partner at a mid-sized Boston firm for almost 12 years. Prior to practicing law, Paul worked as the marketing director for an audio/video production company in Hartford, Connecticut and as a producer of corporate image films in New York City. Paul received his BA in English from Boston College and his law degree from William & Mary School of Law.

Most recently Paul was a principal of a Boston based consulting firm providing management consulting services to law firms throughout the United States. Paul retired in 2013.

Paul is a member of the Board of the World War II Foundation which has produced 15 documentary films on WWII and WWII veterans for PBS, including one telling the story of a B-17 pilot of the 384th Bomb Group shot down over Belgium who went on to become the Governor of Rhode Island.

Paul has a keen interest and background in military history and has frequently toured many of the museums throughout Europe and the United States, as well as many of the WW II battlefield sites in Europe. Those have included a particular focus on the Air War, the Normandy Campaign and the Battle of the Ardennes.

Fred Cuthbert retired in 2005 after a career in finance and investment. He was born in Philadelphia and raised in Indianapolis where he lived until retirement.

Fred received a BA degree from Vanderbilt University and a MBA from Butler University.

He enlisted in the U.S Army Reserves serving as a Medical Service Corps Officer. Fred also served the country for several years working on a highly classified project for one of the government’s top security agencies.

His career in finance began in Indianapolis with Paine, Webber, and Jackson & Curtis. He then worked with Boston Financial Technology Group before being recruited by Collet and Company. He then joined Goelzer & Co. where he remained until retirement in 2005.

Fred is an avid sailor, painter, firearms collector and enthusiast. He enjoys hunting and is a member of Broadfield Sporting Club in Camden County. He remains active in aviation holding a multi-engine, instrument rating. His spare time usually finds him engaged in one of those pursuits.

Fred also has been on the Board of Directors of the Sea Island Property Owners Association for 6 years, the Architectural Review Committee, and the Communications Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Glynn Visual Arts Association..

Fred and his wife, Patsy Mattis Cuthbert are residents of Sea Island, Georgia.

Ray Gaster is president and founder of Gaster Lumber and Hardware in Savannah, Georgia.  He started the company in January 1985 and grew the business to four locations in the ensuing years.

Ray graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah with a B.A. in Business Administration.  He finished college on the G.I. Bill in 1971 after having been an Infantry Captain in the U.S. Army and a helicopter pilot in Vietnam.  He flew the CH-47 Chinook helicopter, earning both a Bronze Star and Air Medals.  He also served in the Georgia Army National Guard as a Captain and an aviator.  He is a lifetime member of Savannah Chapter 671 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, a member of Vietnam Helicopters Pilots Association and a member of the 1st Calvary Association.

He is currently the President of the Executive Association of Savannah, Chairman of the USO-Savannah,  Chairman of Provident Health at Memorial Hospital, past Chair of the Armstrong Atlantic State University Foundation and a former Chair of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce.  He has served on many other local boards, including banks and community organizations, as well as state and regional business associations.

He has served as Chair of the Chatham County Republican Party.  In addition, he is a founder and the first President of the Skidaway Island Republican Club.  Ray has coached soccer with the YMCA; been a United Way volunteer; and a volunteer firefighter. He is a past president of the Rotary Club of Savannah-South and currently a member of the Richmond Hill Rotary Club.

Ray and his wife Catherine live in Richmond Hill, GA.

Charles is a native of Augusta, Georgia.  He relocated to Savannah from Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1992 to work with Lewis Broadcasting Corporation and the affiliated entities controlled by The J. C. Lewis Family.  He is the CFO and Chief Administrative Officer for the group.

A certified public accountant and real estate broker, Charles has work experience with a national public accounting firm.  He holds BBA and MBA degrees from the University of Georgia.

In addition to having served on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including the YMCA of Coastal Georgia, Union Mission and the Savannah Country Day School, he has served on the audit committee and board of directors of a publicly traded corporation.

Charles (Chuck) and his wife Janice live in Savannah, Georgia.

Joseph (Joe) Marinelli has served in the role of President of the Savannah Area CVB since January, 2007. Prior to that, Joe was the Senior Vice President at Experience Columbus.  A DMAI member since 1998, Joe currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Savannah Chamber, Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, Savannah Music Festival, Georgia Association of CVBs, and the Tourism Development Alliance of Georgia. Industry affiliations include the ASAE, PCMA, Religious Convention/Management Association, Southeast Tourism Society and the Georgia Society of Association Executives.

In his 10 years leading the Columbus sales, services, tourism and membership departments, the organization recorded all-time highs for sales production and membership revenues. Since joining his new team, Savannah has achieved record numbers for visitation, visitor spending and hotel/motel tax collections. He has also led expansion efforts into the UK market and is responsible for the creation of a multi-state “regional marketing alliance” involving DMOs in Charleston, Hilton Head, Savannah, Brunswick/St. Simons Island and Amelia Island.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Joe and his wife Rene live in Savannah, GA.

J. Cliff McCurry, attended Armstrong State College from 1966-1968 where he was a member of the basketball team and sophomore class vice-president. He transferred to the University of Georgia and graduated in 1971 with a B.B.A. in Risk Management and Insurance.

Cliff began his career in the insurance industry in 1970 and as a result of his insight and expertise, has attained positions of increasing responsibility, from his initial sales position to that of Chairman of Willis-HRH’s Savannah office and now Vice-Chairman of Seacrest Partners, Inc., one of Georgia’s leading insurance brokerage firms.

Cliff’s community involvement spans decades and he is widely known for his willingness to put in long hours for worthy causes. His past and present community and civic activities include serving in leadership positions on numerous local and regional not-for-profit and community service boards.

In 2011, Cliff was recognized as the UGA Terry College of Business Risk Management & Insurance Alumnus of the Year. A dedicated student of his profession, he earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) professional designation from the American Institute for Property and Liability Underwriters.

Cliff and his wife Kathy live in Savannah, GA.

Gean Martin holds a BS degree from the University of South Carolina and over 30 masters-level educational update programs at various colleges and universities.

A native of Charleston, SC, Gean was Director  of Group Insurance Marketing for Prudential prior to moving to Savannah in 1980.  At Prudential, he worked with the design, sale and implementation of employee benefit plans for some of the largest corporations in America.  He is the founder of Martin Financial Group, LLC and a Principal at M3 Advisors.

Gean specializes in helping clients preserve their wealth and transfer it to successive generations.  He counsels individuals and families regarding federal, state, estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax issues, and the development of complex estate plans.

He is a former Captain in the USAF, a Vietnam veteran with 58 combat and combat support missions to his credit.  He is a member of several organizations in Savannah, including L’Alliance Francaise de Savannah, The St. David’s Society of Savannah, The Savannah Yacht Club, The Chatham Club, The Society of Financial Service Professionals and the Savannah Estate Planning Council.  He is an avid supporter of the YMCA, Junior Achievement of Savannah and The Medal of Honor Bowl in Charleston.

Gean and his wife Linda are the proud parents of Tony and Todd and have four grandchildren.

Chloe Melas is an entertainment reporter for CNN, covering all things entertainment and Hollywood for the network across platforms.

Before joining CNN, Chloe spent nearly seven years at HollywoodLife where she was a senior entertainment reporter. She launched the site in 2009 with Bonnie Fuller and has been breaking news ever since.

In 2013, Chloe became one of the co-hosts of VH1’s hit morning show, The Gossip Table. And prior to HollywoodLife, she was a news assistant in CNN’s breaking news division in New York.

Melas is a graduate of Auburn University where she majored in Radio, TV & Film. She grew up in both Dallas, TX, and Atlanta, GA and currently resides in Manhattan with her husband.

Donald Miller is the John Henry MacCracken Professor of History at Lafayette College. He hosted the series “A Biography of America” on PBS and has appeared in numerous PBS programs in the American Experience series, as well as in programs on the History Channel. He is the author of eight previous books, among them the prize-winning City of the Century: The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America, The Story of World War II, and D-Days in the Pacific.

Miller received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. Three of his eight books are on WWII: D-Days in the Pacific (2005), Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany (2006), and The Story of World War II (2001).  Miller’s book, Masters of the Air, was selected by three major book clubs: Book of the Month, History Book Club, and Military History Book Club.

Well known as a consultant, writer and host of numerous acclaimed history documentaries, Miller was a historical consultant for “The Pacific,” the 10-hour miniseries on World War II in the Pacific that features two young Marines from Mobile – Eugene Sledge and Sidney Philips. Miller was writer and chief historical consultant for “WWII in HD,” a series that aired on the History Channel. He was an on-camera expert on the PBS American Experience program “The Bombing of Germany” and was the lead scholar, writer and host of the 26-part PBS series “A Biography of America” that won several national television awards. Miller also worked as a writer and historical consultant with actor/producer Tom Hanks on a film that is now the signature attraction of the National World War II Museum’s Victory Theater in New Orleans.

Miller has won six awards for excellence in teaching, five fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a number of prestigious book awards.  He has been the keynote speaker at academic, professional and business events, including the American Historical Association, the Smithsonian Institution, the Annenberg Foundation, the National D-Day Museum and the National Press Club.

Robert (Sandy) Miller is a native of Savannah who holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the Citadel.

In 1966, Sandy joined the 117th TAC Control Squadron and later served as Commander.  He retired as a Lt. Colonel after twenty-four years of service.  He gained his early work experience as an engineer with B. F. Diamond Construction Company, Sayler Marine Construction and Savannah Iron and Fence—where he served as President from 1980-1991 when the company was sold.

Sandy started American Building Systems in 1992 with Jim Turner of J.T. Turner Construction, and served as Project Manager on the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force building.  He also operated American Building Systems as an independent company and built the 8th Air Force Chapel.

He retired in 2009, but has been very active in community involvement, including past President of the Rotary Club of Savannah, past Commodore of the Savannah Yacht Club, past President of the St. Andrews Society and the Savannah Scottish Games.  He is also a former Board member of Savannah Electric and Power Company.

Sandy has been married for 33 years to Kit Kennedy Miller.

Edmund (Jerry) Thimme is a graduate of Bucknell University, where he earned a degree in Business Administration, and St. Mary’s University, where he earned an MBA.

Jerry served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force from 1966-1971 and retired as a Colonel from the Air National Guard, where his final assignment was Deputy Commander of Resources. During his 30-year corporate career, he worked in the institutional investment business working for several of the leading firms in the industry, including Prudential Asset Management, Scudder Stevens and Clark and Deutsche Bank.  While working at these firms, his major responsibilities included global sales, marketing and spearheading the institutional client investment group.

After moving to Savannah in the 1990’s, Jerry became involved in several charitable organizations including serving on the Board of Directors of the Live Oak Public Library Foundation and the Landings Military Family Relief Fund.  He also volunteers with the Landings Goodwill teams that greet soldiers deploying from or returning to Hunter Army Airfield.

Jerry and his wife Jane live in Savannah, GA.

Trip Tollison is the President and CEO of the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA).

Trip is the former Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce and Visit Savannah.

He received a degree from the School of Public and International Affairs from the University of Georgia.  Upon graduation, he served as an aide in Georgia and Washington for U.S. Senator Sam Nunn.  Afterwards, he worked as an aide to U.S. Congressman Jack Kingston in Washington and in Coastal Georgia.

Mr. Tollison is active with several community organizations and currently serves on the Board of Directors of USO Savannah, America’s Second Harvest Food Bank, The Rotary Club of Savannah and the Savannah/Chatham Metropolitan Planning Organization.

Mr. Tollison is also the Honorary Small Wing Commander for the 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, and is a graduate of Leadership Savannah and Leadership Georgia.

Trip and his wife Tracey live in Savannah, GA.

Mr. Gene Buttle

Rep. Earl (Buddy) Carter

Col. F.C. (Hap) Chandler, Ret.

Mrs. Yvonne Brusselmans-Daley

Mr. Keith Ferris

Mr. Paul Grassey

Mr. Albert (Bud) Porter

Mr. Joseph Reese

Dr. George W. Starks

Col. Gerald (Gerry) Von Bargen, USAF, Ret.

Col. Edward I. Wexler, ANG, Ret.

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