Mr. Patterson became Chairman of the Board in December 2020. Chip is the founder of AmeriPark, a company with over 150 accounts nationwide and 1,000 employees. He is also the owner of Trextel, a National Technology Development Provider. Chip is involved in several charities, and is the founder of Reinvention Wheels, a bicycle charity serving the disadvantaged in the US and internationally. Chip is very involved in the local nonprofit community as well and serves on several boards including the Georgia State University Athletic Board, Cobb Youth football League, the Buckhead Alliance, Central Atlanta Progress, and the Midtown Alliance. he lives in Marietta with his wife and their four children.
William C. McGahan
Founder and Board Member
Bill founded Georgia Works! because he believes every life has value, and virtually every person can be given the tools and habits to make their lives better. Many men simply have horrible habits, role models and environments. Bill has been involved in many community organizations and non-profit boards including: The State of Georgia Housing Trust Fund for the Homeless Commission; Atlanta Area Co-Chair of the Steering Committee for the Governors Office of Transition, Support and Reentry; From Houses to Homes; Atlanta Academy; The Howard School, The Paces Civic Association; and The National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction. Bill earned a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Southern Methodist University, and an MBA from the University of Virginia. He and his wife Lisa have four children. They reside in Atlanta.
Edward "Jack" Hardin
Jack has been involved in the Atlanta Community, and in the issue of Homelessness, for decades. Jack Co-chairs the United Way Regional Commission on Homelessness. Jack has received numerous awards for his community service, including awards from the Anti-Defamation League, Travelers Aid, and The United Way. Jack is the President of Georgia Legal Services Foundation, Chairman of The Gateway Center, Chairman of the Board of Visitors of Grady Hospital, and Member of the Council of Foreign Relations. Jack is a Founding Partner of Rogers & Hardin.
Keith Evans was named the fifth President of Westminster Schools in August 2013 and officially took the leadership reins in July 2014. Head of the Collegiate School in Richmond, Virginia from 1999 to 2014. Keith graduated from Davidson College, earning his degree in Religion. He holds master degrees from Harvard University and the University of Tennessee and has taught courses ranging from religious studies to neuroscience to economics and government. Keith is a two time Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities and has served on the boards of directors for the Southern Association of Independent Schools and the Virginia Council on Private Education. Keith and wife Emilie, are the parents of two sons, Ronnie and Hank.
Bill serves as Vice President of Evergreen Construction and is one of the founding principals of the company. Evergreen is a full service multi-disciplinary contractor and construction management firms and has offered construction solutions in various parts of the country.
Leandew Tabb, CPA
Leandrew serves as Senior Warden, Junior Warden, and Treasurer at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Atlanta. Leandrew also served terms on the Finance Committees of St. Luke's Episcopal Church and Crossroad Community Ministries.
Terry Blum, PhD
Dr. Blum earned her PhD from Columbia University in 1982 and researched and published on topics related to the organization of and innovation in health services related to behavioral health care. Dr. Blum is the founding director of Georgia Tech's Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (ILE), an interdisciplinary unit that develops individual and organizational leadership capabilities for economic growth, social responsibility, and environmental sustainability. She is also the co-founder of Georgia Tech's EXCEL program which provides a 4 year certificate in Academic Enrichment, Social Fluency and Career Exploration for students with Intellectual Disabilities. She serves as a member of the editorial board member of the Academy of Management Journal. She serves on the Scheller College of Business Diversity and Inclusion council, and is the PhD coordinator for Organizational Behavior at the Scheller College. She leads the Enhancing Meaningful Creative Challenges (EMC2) workshop that celebrates Georgia Tech's newly tenured faculty and the Provost's Emerging Leadership Program.