Advisory Board

Advisory Board

The Savannah Sports Council is guided by a 29-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.

Officers:

Chair: Mike Smith, Smith Baird, LLC
Chair Elect: David Burkoff, Hunter Maclean
Past Chair: Cecilia Arango, Thomas & Hutton

City/County/Visit Savannah Designees

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

Directors through 2020

Robert Hale, Hale Marine
Frank Hardeman, The Hardeman Company
Ryan Sewell, Sterling Seacrest
John Mesaros, Moore Industrial Supply
Matt Clements, Enmarket
Kevin Thomas, ESPN
Chad Griffin, Calvary Day School

Directors through 2021

Joe Winburn, St. Joseph’s/Candler
Trip Kennickell, The Kennickell Group
Doug Wollenburg, SCAD Athletics
Scott Efird, Air-Therm
T.H. Leet, UNUM
Jeff Brady, Rountree-Brady Insurance
Mike Nadeau, Fleet-Feet

Directors through 2020

Michael Cohen, Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Swann Seiler, Georgia Power
Opio Mashariki, Savannah State University
Scott Edwards, The Landings Club
Melaina Jaudon, Stay in Savannah
Joe Rotellini, PGA Tour – Retired
Rob Sparks, First Citizens Bank