Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Three New Board Members

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Thursday, January 10th, 2019

The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber has announced the election of its 2019 executive board and board of directors that includes three new board members: Tom Allmon, Tara Baraniak and Emily Cannon.
Allmon serves as the Director of Human Resources at Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield and is a retired US Army Colonel with 30 years of service. His duties entail support for over 25,000 soldiers through the management of the Military Personnel in/out processing, Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program, Deployment and Reintegration programs. Prior to assuming his current position, Allmon served as the Director of Human Resources, and after military retirement he served as a Ft. Stewart Department of the Army Civilian employee working as Mission Support Element G-1 and Military Personnel Support Officer. He and his wife, Sheree, live in Richmond Hill where he is a Deacon and member of First Baptist Church and VP of the Buckhead HOA. They are the proud parents of three adult children.
A native of Charleston, SC, Baraniak moved to Richmond Hill in 2006 with her husband Brian and daughter Camryn. Baraniak, who currently serves on Richmond Hill City Council, is an avid lover of exercise and enjoys spending time with her family. She has served on many committees and community boards while living in Richmond Hill and is excited about being on the chamber board alongside several of her peers. Baraniak was Membership Director for the United States Chamber of Commerce and firmly believes it's just as important to be involved with your local chamber of commerce.
Cannon is Chief Financial Officer of Coastal Electric Cooperative, where she will celebrate her fifth year in February. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a proud alumna of Georgia Southern University, where she earned her Master of Accounting and Bachelor of Business Administration. In 2018, Cannon completed the Robert I. Kabat Management Internship Program, an intensive program in electric utility management that focuses on member value as part of co-op leaders' day-to-day decision making. In her spare time, Cannon serves as Treasurer for the Zeta Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma's House Corporation, and enjoys spending time with her husband, Ronny, and their dog, Tucker.
The Chamber’s 2019 Executive Board is: Chairman Dallas Daniel, managing partner, Plantation Lumber; Treasurer Marc Ray, general manager, the Ford Plantation; Secretary Paige Glazer, publisher, Reflections; Chair-elect Jon Seagraves, coastal market executive, Citizens Bank and Vice Chairmen: Gary Stanberry, owner McDonald’s and Drew Johnson, attorney, Arnold & Stafford, P.C.
Other board members include: Steve Asplund, GeoVista Credit Union; Bill Cunningham, Raydient Places; Sheila Page-Doney, Re/Max Accent; Ralph Forbes, Thomas & Hutton; Kathy Nielsen, Jeff’s Beverage and Mike Sisco, Yancey Brothers. Out-going board members are: Brad Brookshire, Citizens Bank; Chris Fettes, Coastal Electric; Catherine Grant, EXPERCare; Freddy Howell, Bryan County Emergency Services; Trace Palmer, Palmer Chiropractic and Carolyn Thompson, American Business Solutions.
11:30 am to 2:00 pm.