Advisory Board

Advisory Board

The Savannah Sports Council is guided by a 26-person advisory board, which is comprised of local business leaders and community partners who are active members of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce. The Advisory Board helps guide the Savannah Sports Council through funding and policy decisions meant to improve the sporting landscape throughout the city.


Chair: Trip Kennickell, The Kennickell Group
Chair Elect: Ryan Sewell, Seacrest Partners
Past Chair: John Mesaros, Moore Industrial Supply

Committee Chairs:

Earl Etheridge, City of Savannah
Hugh Elton, City of Pooler
Chantel Morton, City of Tybee Island
Stephen Proper, Chatham County
Joseph Marinelli, Visit Savannah

Directors through 2017:

Matt Clements, Enmark Stations
David Burkoff, Hunter Maclean
Ben Freakley, Tormenta FC
Kevin Thomas, ESPN Radio
Harold Watson, Armstrong State University
Frank Hardeman, The Hardeman Company

Directors through 2018:

Menzanna Blakely, St. Joseph’s / Candler
Mike Smith, Smith Barid Law
Doug Wollenburg, SCAD Athletics
Cecilia Arango, Thomas & Hutton
Tony Vazquez, Savannah Classic Cars
Scott Efird, Air Therm Company, Inc.

Directors through 2019:

Jamie Chisolm, S Bank
Sterling Steward, Savannah State University
Melaina Jaudon, North Point Hospitality
Swann Seiler, Georgia Power
Mike Waters, Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Scott Edwards, The Landings Club