Board of Directors

Spirit of Atlanta Inc. is the Georgia-based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation that operates Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corps.  It is governed by a Board of Directors who provide oversight, strategic planning, and financial stewardship for the corps.  The Board operates multiple committees which are focused on specific operational areas of oversight.


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

George Dickinson – Board President

Independent Consultant in Operations, Finance, and Risk.

SOA Percussion

COMMITTEES: All committees

AshleyKen Ashley – Board VP

Executive Director, Cushman & Wakefield

SOA Baritone 1984-1985

COMMITTEES: Governance | Giving

BarronTyler Barron – Board Treasurer

Financial Applications Consultant

SOA ContraBass 2000-2004, BD 2005-2006

COMMITTEES: Finance |HR/Legal/Risk

TisingerJoel Tisinger – Board Secretary

Tisinger Vance PC, Attys at Law

SOA Percussion 1992

COMMITTEES: Governance | HR/Legal/Risk


AT-LARGE MEMBERS

Paul England

Director of Channel Solutions, SNA Displays

SOA Percussion 1989

COMMITTEES: Events

GribbleGary Gribble

Band Director at Pope High School, Cobb Co. GA

SOA Soprano 1977 – 1979

COMMITTEES: Education/Community  Outreach

Brooke Howe

Senior Aerospace Engineer

SOA Colorguard 2003-2006

COMMITTEES: Giving, Alumni

Dr. Jake Levy 

Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Tennessee

The Cavaliers 1991, Baritone

COMMITTEES: Medical/Safety/Wellness

Greg Lowe

Senior Data Architect, Belk

.

COMMITTEES: DCI Shows

MasonWilliam “Paul” Mason, Esquire

Managing Partner, Mason Bahr LLP

SOA Quad1980, Snare1981

COMMITTEES: HR/Legal/Risk

 

Michael McAdams

Managing Principal, Acacia Investment Partners LLC

Anaheim Kingsmen 1972-1974

COMMITTEES: Giving

Dennis Naughton

Band Director/Flowery Branch High School

SoA Percussion

COMMITTEES: Fundraising, Education/Community Outreach

Jeff Nelson

President, Lonestar Percussion

SOA Snare 1979-1981, Blue Devils 1982.

COMMITTEES: Giving

Chris O’Gwynn

Executive Director Risk Management/Safety, Auburn University

Southwind Percussion 1993

COMMITTEES: HR/Legal/Risk

Dr. C J Rolison

Northeast Georgia Physicians Group

Spirit of Atlanta Percussion

COMMITTEES: Medical/Safety/Wellness

Jared Smith

Senior Consultant Ellucian

SOA ContraBass

COMMITTEES: Finance

Duane Still

Senior VP Finance, CSM Bakery Solutions

SOA Drum Major, 1977

COMMITTEES: Giving, Governance

Spirit of Atlanta Inc. is currently seeking to expand our Board of Directors.  We are particularly interested in interviewing and vetting candidates with experience and skills in certain areas:

  • Human Resources
  • Accounting
  • Risk Management
  • Fundraising and Development

For more information about the application process and criteria for qualification, email governance@spiritdrumcorps.org