Savannah Sports Council 2014 Advisory Board Announced

SAVANNAH, Ga. The Savannah Sports Council (SSC) has announced its 2014 advisory board. Swann Seiler of Georgia Power will serve as chair of the SSC, with Jacques Beauchamp of Spine & Sport serving as chair-elect. Advisory board members for 2014 are as follows:

Chair:                   Swann Seiler, Georgia Power

Chair-Elect:     Jacques Beauchamp, Spine & Sport

Past-Chair:      Steve Eagle, Seacrest Partners

John Katz, Savannah Sand Gnats
Ryan Sewell, Bernard Williams & Co, LLC
Noel Ellis, The Coastal Bank
Mark Cox, Savannah Morning News
Matthew Amman, Merrill Lynch
Menzanna Blakley, St. Joseph’s / Candler
Melaina Jaudon,
Lisa Sweany, Armstrong Atlantic State University
Sterling Steward, Savannah State University
Misty Selph, Chatham County Aquatic Center
Ricky Godwin, Southern Eagle Distributing
David Burkoff, Hunter Maclean
John Mesaros, Savannah Tire
Chip Grayson, SBF, Inc.
Mike Smith, Smith Barid Law
Chantel Morton, City of Tybee
Doug Wollenburg, SCAD Athletics
Mike Waters, Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Frank Hardeman, The Hardeman Co.
Trip Kennickell, The Kennickell Group
Earl Etheridge, City of Savannah
Robert Espinoza, Fleet Feet Sports


In its 21st year as an organization, the SSC relies on the guidance of the advisory board to assist in making organizational decisions that impact the Savannah and Chatham County.

“The SSC has always made it a point to positively impact the sports industry. We are fortunate to have support from community business leaders who participate on the advisory board. These leaders have a strong enthusiasm for sports and bring in fresh ideas, which helps the SSC’s influence continue to grow,” said Ben Wilder, SSC director.

The mission of the Savannah Sports Council is to develop sport-related events that impact our community.  By working with local, regional, national and international organizations the Savannah Sports Council supports a wide range of events that offer a diverse opportunity to athletes of all ages and all sports. The Savannah Sports Council works in conjunction with Visit Savannah and Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce to enrich the city of Savannah and Chatham County.

The advisory board meets six times throughout the year, with one meeting every two months.

For more information, contact Taylor Griffin at 912.644.6429 or

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The Savannah Sports Council is a council of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce that focuses on sports-related sales, event management and marketing for the Savannah area.


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