New Members Join Step Up Savannah’s Board of Directors


Board Chairman Micheal Traynor
Board Chairman Micheal Traynor

Eleven new members will join the Step Up Savannah, Inc. Board of directors in January, reflecting the range of its collaborative partners: Business and government leaders, direct service providers, and neighborhood leaders representing the high-poverty Census tracts.

The new members’ terms start January 1 and they will serve for three years. The board also elected its officers for 2013, who also serve for one year, starting January 1. A complete list of board members is available on Step Up’s website: www.stepupsavannah.org

Step Up remains focused

Treasurer John Wills
Treasurer John Wills
on reducing poverty and moving low-income families toward financial self-sufficiency through its initiatives in workforce development and adult education, wealth building, and public policy.

Step Up Savannah Board Officers, 2013: Board Chairman Michael Traynor (Publisher, “Savannah Morning News”) Vice Chairman Pamela Howard Oglesby (West Savannah community activist) Treasurer John Wills (President, Consumer Credit Counseling Service)

New board members and their affiliations: Arthur Best (Workforce Development Director, Economic Opportunity Authority) Scott Center (President, National Office Systems, Inc.) Tabatha Crawford-Roberts (founder, Right Track Consulting Services; graduate, Neighborhood Leadership

Vice Chairman Pamela Oglesgy
Vice Chairman Pamela Oglesgy
Academy) April Joy Hetzel (proprietor, Mint Green Tag Sale Company; NLA graduate) Patricia Lyons (President, Senior Citizens, Inc.) Maureen McFadden (Director, Department of Family & Children Services) Chris Miltiades (President, Workmen’s Circle Credit Union) John Neely (President, Colliers International) Al Scott (Chairman, Chatham County Commission) Pat Shay (President, Gunn, Meyerhoff, Shay) Gloria Williams (President, Cuyler Brownville Neighborhood Association; NLA graduate)

The Step Up board meets on alternating months; its first meeting of the year is scheduled for Feb. 19, 2013. For more information, visit Step Up’s Web site: www.stepupsavannah.org


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