Staff & Board

The members of the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors are elected by the Chamber’s members and are ranking executives in their organizations, representing many of the area’s leading firms and industries, as well as the small business segment. These executives provide leadership as the Chamber pursues its aggressive agenda to foster a strong and growing economy in the Macon-Bibb County area.

The Board meets the last Thursday of the month. Call for meeting time and location information.

2019 – Executive Committee & Board of Directors 

Jim Manley
2019 Chairman
Synovus Bank
Julia Magda
Chair Elect 2020
Magda Law
Patrick Goff
General Counsel
Jones Cork, LLP
Bruce Leicht
Treasurer
Cadence Bank
Susannah Maddux
Vice Chair of Member Engagement
Macon Magazine
Ron Shipman
Vice Chair of Economic Development / Past Chair
Georgia Power
Allen London
Vice Chair of Education & Workforce
Mercer University
Andrew Eck
Vice Chair of Small & Existing Business
Artisan Furnishings
Allen Freeman
Vice Chair of Regional & Government Partnerships
All Care Home Health, LLC
Miguel Garcia
Vice Chair of Military Affairs
Greene Machine
Jonathan Pitts
Vice Chair of Viability & Excellence
Macon Occupational Medicine
James Freeman
Vice Chair of Leadership Macon & Young Professionals Network (YPN)
Law Office of James Freeman
Albert Ertel
Vice Chair, Health & Wellness
Secure Health
Yvonne Williams
Chamber President & CEO
Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce

In addition to the Executive Committee, the following business leaders serve on the Chamber’s board of directors.

  • Dr. Ivan Allen Central Georgia Technical College
  • Alyson Cozart Coliseum Health System
  • Andrew Eck Georgia Artisan Furnishings
  • James Freeman Law Office of James Freeman
  • Patrick Goff Jones Cork, LLP
  • Anthony Holloman Fort Valley State University
  • Bruce Leicht Cadence Bank
  • Sissy Macfie Regions Bank
  • Jim Manley Synovus Bank
  • Lester Miller Lester Miller, Attorney at Law
  • Hughes Pinson Renasant Bank
  • Bruce Riggins Ciceros Moving & Storage
  • Dr. Ninfa Saunders Navicent Health
  • Shawn Stafford Stafford Builders
  • Dr. Christopher Blake Middle Georgia State University
  • Stephen DaughertyColiseum Health System
  • Albert Ertel Secure Health
  • Miguel Garcia Greene Machine & Manufacturing
  • Robbo Hatcher H2 Capital Inc. 
  • George Jones LE Schwartz
  • Bill Lindsey OrthoGeorgia
  • Sussanah Maddux Macon Magazine
  • Melanie Marshall Renasant Bank
  • Scott Mitchell Travis Jean Emporium
  • Jonathan Pitts Macon Occupational Medicine
  • Josh Rogers NewTown Macon
  • Ron Shipman Georgia Power
  • Jeff Thompson Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
  • Steven Brewer Steven Brewer, CPA
  • Thomas Driver Geotechnical & Environmental Consultants, Inc
  • Allen Freeman All Care Home Health, LLC
  • Travis Griffith Southern Pine Plantations
  • Ivey Hall Habitat for Humanity
  • Bill Kilburg BB&T
  • Allen London Mercer University
  • Julia Magda Magda Law
  • Matthew Michael M&R Marketing Group
  • Stacy Moore Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Amy Rauls John Wesley Villas
  • Amy Rowley Gannett Automotive
  • Tim Slocum Navicent Health
  • Bill Underwood Mercer University
  • Carol Williams Mercer Univeristy

Membership, Chairman’s Club, Ambassadors,
Communications, Marketing, Networking Events

Tim Hughes
Membership Manager
thughes@maconchamber.com
478-621-8990

Heather Hayden
Marketing Coordinator
hhayden@maconchamber.com
478-621-2022

O’Claudia Johnson
Membership Specialist & Ambassadors
ojohnson@maconchamber.com
478-621-2000

Laura McMaster
Membership Engagement & Marketing
lmcmaster@maconchamber.com
478-621-2029

Leadership Macon, Young Professionals Network, Chamber Signature Events

Lynn Farmer
Director, Leadership Macon, YPN
& Leadership Macon Alumni    
lfarmer@maconchamber.com
478-621-2017

Kathy Nolan
Special Projects
knolan@maconchamber.com
478-621-2036

Renita Patterson
Events Director
rpatterson@maconchamber.com
478-621-2013

Economic Competitiveness and 
Workforce Development

Lynn Farmer
Talent & Workforce Engagement, MEDC
lfarmer@maconchamber.com
478-621-2017

Accounting, Chamber Operations

O’Claudia Johnson Administrative Assistant/Information Specialist
ojohnson@maconchamber.com
478-621-2000

LaShonda White
Accounting Clerk
lwhite@maconchamber.com
478-621-2003

Executive Team

Yvonne Williams
President & CEO
ywilliams@maconchamber.com
478-621-2002

Jennifer Bronner
Vice President, Finance
jbronner@maconchamber.com
478-621-2014

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