Board of Directors

The PineBelt Foundation is governed by a 27 member board of directors who represent a broad cross section of community leaders in the Pine Belt area.  These directors are servant leaders who commit their time and service to help enhance their community.

2017 Board of Directors

Officers:

  • Terri Bell, President
  • Brady Raanes, Vice President
  • David Burckel, Treasurer
  • Paul Laughlin, Secretary
  • David Fortenberry, Past President

 Board of Directors

  • Alex Agnew – CFO Hattiesburg Clinic
  • Mike Axton – ChFC, CLU, Corporate and Endowment Solutions, Inc.
  • Terri Bell – President, B Communications
  • Buff Blount – President, Blount Consulting
  • David Burckel- CEO, Southern Bone & Joint Specialist, P.A.
  • Mit Cole- President Jones County, The First A National Banking Association
  • Robert Cornett-Owner, Cornett Group
  • Gigi Dillard – Community Leader
  • Susan Thomson Eaves – Community Leader
  • David Fortenberry – Producer, Stewart Sneed Hewes
  • Lawrence Hahn – Attorney, McNeese & Hahn, PLLC
  • John Hales-Director, Pearl River Valley Opportunity, Inc. Head Start
  • Rob Jackson, Jr – Attorney, Jackson & Arrington, PLLC
  • Paul Laughlin – First Vice President & Trust Officer, Trustmark
  • Michelle Mabry – CFP®, AIF® -Senior Financial Officer, Wealth Management Consultants
  • Lou Mapp – Realtor, London and Stetelman Commercial Realtors
  • Kent McCarty – Owner, Java Moe’s Coffee Company
  • Morgan McCarty – Executive Vice President, Regions Bank
  • Patty Munn-Retired Instructor, USM College of Business
  • Kent Oliver – Client Director, Owens & Minor
  • Kris Powell – Attorney, Bryan Nelson, P.A.
  • Sean Priebe – CFP, Citizens National Bank
  • Brady Raanes – Financial Advisor, Raanes Capital Advisors
  • Dr. Steve Ramp- Retired Lawyer and Pastor, Community Leader
  • Robin Robinson-Director Organization Development and Corporate Communication , Sanderson Farms Inc.
  • Bobby Tatum – President/CEO, Tatum Development Corporation
  • Richard Topp – Partner, Topp McWhorter Harvey, PLLC
  • Jim Wild – VP of Commercial Banking, Regions Bank

 

Past Presidents

  • Bill Oliver – 1997-1999
  • Paul Laughlin – 2000 – 2001
  • Gwen James – 2002 – 2003
  • Dr. Aubrey Lucas – 2004-2005
  • Lou Ann Poynter – 2006
  • Andy Mercier – 2007 – 2008
  • Edward J. “Ed” Langton – 2009-2010
  • Hayden Mitchell – 2011-2012
  • Iris Easterling – 2013-2014
  • David Fortenberry – 2015-2016

 

Past Board Members

  • John Blanks
  • Bobby Ray Bolton
  • Jeff Bowman
  • Julie Breakstone
  • Sam Buchannan
  • Dave Bush
  • Ben Carmichael
  • Dr. Frances Karnes
  • Richard Clark
  • Mike Collins
  • Vicki Copeland
  • Andrew Dews
  • Justice Duhon
  • Iris Easterling
  • Greg Garraway
  • Fran Ginn
  • Angie Godwin
  • Bernard Green
  • Skippy Haik
  • Eddie Holloway
  • Robert Jackson
  • Gwen James
  • Bob Jefcoat
  • Richard Jones
  • Dan Kibodeaux
  • Jim Korber
  • Edward J. “Ed” Langton
  • Andy Leslie
  • Aubrey Lucas
  • Larry MacMahan
  • Lisa Mader
  • Terel May
  • Ben McLwain
  • Annie McMillan
  • Holf McMullan
  • Frank McWhorter
  • Joshua Mars
  • Andy Mercier
  • Stace Mercier
  • Lewis Myrick
  • Bill Oliver
  • Gene Owens
  • Freeman Parker
  • Lucy Parkman
  • Bob Pierce
  • Randy Pope
  • LouAnn Poynter
  • Jim Rasberry
  • Mike Ratliff
  • Don Roseberry
  • Tim Ryan
  • Demetria Simpson
  • Wanda Simpson
  • Michael Shemper
  • Andy Stetleman
  • Howard Stroud
  • Rick Sutton
  • Patricia Tarratino
  • Christie Thornton
  • Martha Thornton
  • Benny Waddle
  • Gerry Waites
  • Bonnie Warren
  • Chris Wilson
  • Larry Watson
  • Ted Webb
  • Lance Williams
  • James Yelverton

Founding Members

  • Julee Breakstone
  • Vicki Copeland
  • Andy Leslie
  • Larry McMahan
  • Andy Mercier
  • Wanda Simpson