Board Leadership

Board Leadership

One of the keys to the foundation’s success is the leadership of our 136 trustees. These leaders in business, education and public service represent every region of the state and help promote the foundation’s mission and its programs. Among the trustees is a core management committee, which oversees the organization’s budget and administration, and an executive committee, which oversees programming.

Executive Committee

Andrew J. Morris, President
Lee Ann DeArman, President-Elect & Secretary
Matt Trentham, Treasurer

Jami Rhoades Antonisse
Jari Askins
Shoney Blake
Bob Burke
Ken Busby
Stephen G. Butler
Annie Chang
Rick Cobb
Diane Eason Contreras
Frank V. Cooper
Kyden Creekpaum
Vanessa Drummond
Casey Gilliam
David C. Kendrick
Jason F. Kirksey
Jan McClaren
Gracie Montgomery
Marion Paden
Cathryn Render
Joe Siano
Claudia Swisher
Scott Thompson
Susan I. Thurmond
Emily Virgin
Sandy Werner
Melissa Woolridge
Erika Wright

A Legacy of Leadership

A record number of current and past presidents attended the foundation’s 2019 Annual Meeting. Pictured from right are Barbara Sturdivant, Linda Rodgers, Teresa Adwan, Linda Neal, Loyd Benson, Cathy Render, David Boren, Patti Mellow, Bruce Benbrook, Craig Story, Tony Zahn, Chip Oppenheim and Dow Hughes.