Advisory Board

The Savannah Sports Council is guided by a 29-person advisory board, which is composed 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: Robert Hale, Hale Marine
Chair-Elect: Mike Nadeau, Fleet Feet Savannah
Past Chair: David Burkoff, Hunter-Maclean

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
Opio Mashariki, Savannah State University
Amanda Haverstick, SCAD Athletics

Directors Through 2023

Monty Jones, Enmarket Arena/Oak View Group
Aaron Whitely, The Madigan Firm
John Mesaros, Southland Pediatric Therapy
Hope Treece, Community Running Enthusiast
Cecilia Arango, Thomas & Hutton
Ryan Sewell, Sterling Seacrest Partners

Directors Through 2024

Joe Winburn, St. Joseph’s/Candler
Scott Efird, Air-Therm
Jeff Brady, Rountree-Brady Insurance
Ashley Tremble-Scott, Savannah Chatham County Public Schools
Trey Ochsner, Chatham Ortho
Daniel Umbel, Morgan Stanley
Bob Ohrablo, Ghost Pirates

Directors Through 2025

Swann Seiler, Georgia Power
Mark Sprosty, SEDA
Mariana Reyes, Stay in Savannah
Joe Rotellini, PGA Tour - Retired
Jeannie Amerson, Enmarket
David Hoffenberg, Memorial Health
Bill Maness, Coca Cola


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