Georgia Trust For Historic Preservation Welcomes New Trustees

Friday, June 20, 2014
Six new members were elected to three-year terms on The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation's board of trustees. The new trustees are Justin Krieg (Columbus, Ga.), John Sheftall (Columbus, Ga.), David A. Smith (Atlanta, Ga.), Susan M. Turner (Atlanta, Ga.), Lisa L. White (Savannah, Ga.), and Stephen Yarbrough (Atlanta, Ga).

Susannah Maddux (Macon, Ga.) was elected chairman of the Hay House Council and will serve as an ex-officio trustee for the coming year. Mose Bond (Atlanta, Ga.
) was elected as an emeritus trustee.
 
Justin Krieg, Columbus
Mr. Krieg is the director of Planning and Programs at Historic Columbus, where he administers local, state, and federal preservation incentive programs for owners of historic properties. Mr. Krieg's contributions to non-profit organizations extend beyond The Georgia Trust. Mr. Krieg is a trustee of Historic Westville, the board vice-president at NeighborWorks Columbus, a chairman of the Columbus Land Bank Authority, and a committee chairman of the Columbus Whitewater Education and Environment Committee. 

John Sheftall, Columbus
Mr. Sheftall is a partner in the law firm of Hatcher, Stubbs, Land, Hollis & Rothschild, LLP, practicing in the area of fiduciary law. A native of Macon, Ga., Mr. Sheftal has been actively involved in historic preservation, as well as researching, writing and speaking on a variety of historical topics for more than 30 years. In addition to his prior service as a Georgia Trust Board member, Mr. Sheftall is past president of Historic Columbus Foundation, past president of MidTown, Inc., past president and Chairman of Historic Linwood Foundation, a commissioner of the Historic Chattahoochee Commission, a director of SunTrust Bank (West Georgia), Inc., and serves as a member of Columbus' board of Historic and Architectural Review.

David A. Smith, Atlanta
As an attorney, Mr. Smith specializes in worker's compensation defense. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Atlanta Bar Association, the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, and the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association. In addition to his contributions to The Georgia Trust, Mr. Smith also serves on the Usher Guild at All Saints Episcopal Church.

Susan M. Turner, Atlanta
Ms. Turner is acting principal-in-charge of the historic preservation practice area at Lord, Aeck and Sargent, an architectural and design firm in Atlanta. In addition to her non-profit work at The Georgia Trust, Ms. Turner serves on the board of directors for Easements Atlanta, serves on the Membership Committee at the Association for Preservation Technology International, is a certified Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Accredited Professional, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects. Ms. Turner is a recipient of the Jenny D. Thurston Memorial Award to an Outstanding Preservation Professional, an award given annually by the Atlanta Urban Design Commission.

Lisa L. White, Savannah
In addition to The Georgia Trust, she is currently on the board of directors for the Georgia Humanities Council, the Ossabaw Island Foundation, the University of Georgia Libraries, the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, the Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails, and the City of Savannah Cultural Affairs Commission. Ms. White has received many outstanding awards for her work: the John Macpherson Berrien Award from the Georgia Historical Society, the Governor's Award in the Humanities, the award for Outstanding Georgia Women in Historic Preservation from the Georgia Commission on Women, the Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal from the UDC, the Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service, and the Huntingdon College Alumni Award.

Susannah Maddux was elected chairman of the Hay House Council and will serve as an ex-officio trustee for the coming year.

Susannah Maddux, Macon
Ms. Maddux has been elected as the Hay House representative. Ms. Maddux owns Goods Public Relations, a firm where she also works as a publicist. Ms. Maddux's commitments extend beyond The Georgia Trust. She is a committee member for the Museum of Arts and Sciences Festival of Trees, the Historic Macon Young Patrons, the Goodwill Gala, and a member of the Macon Alpha Delta Pi Alumnae Association.

The new Emeritus Trustee is:

William Moses Bond, Atlanta
Outstanding former trustee William Moses Bond receives the honorary title of emeritus trustee: a former trustee who has "served the Corporation with distinction and great dedication in his or her service as a trustee." Mr. Bond recently retired from a 47-year career at Suntrust Bank. At The Georgia Trust, he has chaired the Gala Fundraising Committee, served as board chair and twice received the Camille Yow Volunteer of the Year Award. In addition to his service at The Georgia Trust, Mr. Bond has supported many other civic causes including the Trust for Public Land, the Woodruff Arts Alliance, Young Audiences, Buckhead Heritage Society and All Saints Episcopal Church. He also served as president of the Emory Alumni Association and as a board chair of the Atlanta Botanical Garden and Inroads Atlanta.

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