The board is composed of 17 members who were nominated for their positions by area industry and community leaders. Each member represents one of the six counties in the college's service area -- Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Gilmer, Paulding and Pickens -- and was selected and approved by the State Board of Technical and Adult Education. The primary responsibility of the local board is to interpret SBTAE policies and to provide supplemental policies for the college.
Elected as chairman of the college's board is Stevan Crew, owner and founder of Crew & Associates in Paulding County. Crew, who has been involved with the college since 1989 either through the Foundation Board or college board, will take the helm at the August meeting.
"Chattahoochee Technical College is all about economic development for our communities and the result is focused and tailored workforce development for both small and large industry," Crew said. "I am delighted to serve on a college board that gives our students hope since they enjoy a 96 percent placement in sophisticated and career-oriented jobs upon graduation."
An army veteran and a graduate of the University of Georgia and the American College, Crew is a native of Paulding County and has been in the insurance and financial services business since 1972, specializing in employee benefits and estate planning for business owners and families. He is also the recipient of the Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service in recognition for his years of volunteer service to the Boy Scouts of America and was named citizen of the year in Paulding County by the Paulding County Chamber of Commerce. He is also the former president of the Technical Colleges Directors Association of Georgia.
Elected to the vice chair position is Pam Carnes, the current president and CEO of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, a position she has held since 1996. In addition to serving on the CTC board of directors, Carnes serves on the board of directors for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Foundation and on the advisory board for both the United Way and the Cherokee County Emergency Operations Long Term Disaster Recovery Team. Her past recognitions include being named as one of Georgia Trend magazine's "40 under 40" and the Boy Scouts of America District Award of Merit.