To create a vibrant, growing community where a high quality of life is supported by robust commercial and industrial growth.
Strives as a leader for economic development by embracing collaboration, innovation, workforce development, and a sense of place.
Bennett is a highly qualified and success-driven professional with broad-based skills and 25+ years of experience in business operations management, project management, financial planning, and performance evaluation.
A strategist and executor, Bennett is skilled in designing and delivering customized business solutions to improve profitability, ROI, and efficiency. .
Dr. Boyle is general surgeon with 40 years of experience living outside Atlanta, Georgia. He has been Chief of Staff at a local hospital as well as Chief of Surgery. He is a Medical Director of a large EMS and a local Fire Department. He was elected Rockdale's Coroner for 4 times.
In addition to serving on this board, Dr. Boyle also serves on the Board of Directors of our local Chamber of Commerce.
Hurt is a franchise owner and operator of 10+ McDonald’s restaurants in Southeast Atlanta, which serves approximately 3.6 million customers annually and is comprised of 445 employees. Hurt is also the CEO & president of the Marriott Springhill Suites hotel in Lithia Springs, Ga.
Hurt holds a BBA in Accounting and MBA of Business Administration from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia.
A veteran businessperson, Johnson is the owner and an instructor at a local Kumon Learning Center. These learning centers specialize in afterschool math and reading programs for students in preschool through 12th grade.
J. Middlebrooks is the CEO and Principal Brand Ambassador of box it UP designs, Inc., a luxury and custom packaging boutique. As an experienced packaging executive with 20+ years of experience, J. Middlebrooks has been serving Fortune 500 companies in the Health and Beauty, Food and Beverage, and Logistics business sectors by designing, developing and manufacturing custom corrugated packaging solutions that are tailored to the specific needs of each client.
In addition to serving as a board member of DARC, J. Middlebrooks currently serves as Board Trustee to Rockdale Public Schools Foundation and an Advisory Board Member to United Way of Greater Atlanta, Rockdale County.
Murphy is the CEO and Managing Associate of The Wesley Peachtree Group, CPAs and Business Strategists. He is a certified public accountant, forensic certified public accountant, certified fraud examiner, certified government financial manager and chartered global management accountant.
Mr. Murphy has over 35 years of hands-on experience in higher education, governmental accounting and auditing and nonprofit organizations.
Mr. Murphy serves on the Board of Directors of several nonprofit organizations in the local community of Rockdale County.
Sanders has been the CEO of Sanders Holdings, LLC in 2009.
Sanders also founded the Doug Sanders Foundation in 2008.