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

Manager Business Development, Caliche Development Partners

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

Sameed Afghani

Vice President and General Manager

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

COMMITTEES: T B D

 

John Black, MD

Piedmont Radiology

SOA Soprano 1977-1980

COMMITTEES: Medical/Safety/Wellness

 

Paul England

Director of Channel Solutions, SNA Displays

SOA Percussion 1989

COMMITTEES: Events

 

GribbleGary Gribble

Band Director – Pope HS, retired

SOA Soprano 1977 – 1979

COMMITTEES: Education/Community  Outreach

 

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

 

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

 

Roddy White

Project Manager

Orchestrate Experience

COMMITTEES:  T B D

 

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