Board of Directors

John Thompson

John Thompson is Director, Risk Management for Cox Enterprises, a leading communications, media and automotive services company. He joined Cox Enterprises in July 2017 after retiring from the U.S. Army where he rose to the rank of Colonel, serving and commanding in a variety of conventional and special operations assignments. Over his 30 year career […]

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Dr. Jermaine Whirl

Dr. Jermaine Whirl, an Aspen Fellow, is a nationally sought-after, award winning, authority in workforce and community college education. He currently serves as president of Augusta Technical College (ATC), a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia. Before accepting the presidency at ATC, Dr. Whirl served as the chief academic, continuing education, and economic

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Max Hilsman

An Atlanta native, Max attended the United States Military Academy at West Point. Upon Graduation, Max and his wife Ingrid moved to Germany where they lived for three years. While there, he was twice deployed to the former Yugoslavia in Bosnia and Kosovo where he served as both a Tank and Mortar platoon leader. Max

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Robert Mason

Mason has invested in commercial real estate projects throughout the Southeastern US on behalf of the Mason family and their investment partners for over 25 years. Robert has also worked for some of the most respected firms in commercial real estate including CB Richard Ellis, Tishman Speyer, Hines, and Lincoln Property Company. In total, Robert

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Linda Klein

Linda Klein regularly counsels on business dispute prevention and resolution, contract law, risk and crisis management, media relations, ethics and governance. She is particularly experienced in advising the construction, pharmaceutical and higher education industries. She also advises lawyers, architects, accountants and other professionals at risk for large claims or their licenses. Ms. Klein is a

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Angela Blank

As a seasoned sales, marketing and branding professional, Angela Blank now dedicates her talents to building and growing causes that she is passionate about. Beginning her career at Graphic Solutions Group, Blank was a fundamental part of growing key brands. From there, Blank became a Premium Sales Executive with Boundless Network. As a leader in

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Hunter Hill

SEN Hill graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Management and Civil Engineering, before joining the United States Army. He went on to graduate from the Airborne, the Air Assault, and the US Army Ranger Schools. In June 2001, Hunter took command of a

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