Meet Our Board Members

Davis Knox, Chairman of Board, President

Co-Founder & CEO, Fire & Flavor

Drew French, Secretary

Founder, Your Pie

Peter Dale

Chef / Owner, The National, Seabear, Condor Chocolates

Nancy Palmer

Executive Director, Georgia Craft Brewers Guild

Michael Ripps

Co-Owner & President, Jittery Joes

Eric NeSmith

Vice President, Community Newspapers Inc., Athens, Ga; Publisher, The Bitter Southerner

Ryan Moore, Ex-Officio

Director, Athens-Clarke Economic Development Deparment

Trevor Jones


Fortson, Bentley & Griffin

Johnelle Simpson

Coordinator of Work Based Learning & Great Promise Partnership, ACC Schools

Emma Holman

Director of Annual Giving, UGA Terry College of Business

Rachel Bailey

Executive Director, My Athens


Executive Director


Mary Charles Howard

Executive Director, Athensmade