Chattahoochee Technical College Board of Directors chairman Mark Haney, senior vice president of Construction and Real Estate for WellStar Health System, hosted a meeting of the college’s Board of Directors on June 11.

The meeting was held at the WellStar Health System Development Center where board members, along with college faculty and staff, toured the state-of-the-art facility and celebrated college achievements.

Under the direction of Haney and vice chair Steve Holcomb, past president and CEO of United Community Bank – Cherokee, the board received certification from the Technical College Directors’ Association. Contributing to this achievement were outgoing board members Tyre Rakestraw, a retired educator, and Debbie Underkoffler, president of North Georgia Staffing. Rakestraw and Underkoffler were both honored at the Board of Directors meeting with awards for their years of service.

Retiring board member Pam Carnes, who serves as president and CEO of the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce, was honored at a May meeting of the board.

Joining the board is Tim Fernandez, president of Yanmar America. TCSG board member Jay Cunningham, president of Superior Plumbing, administered the oath of office to Fernandez and returning board members Gerry Nechvatal, Cherokee County representative, and Tonya Webster, vice president for Customer Experience at Comcast Cable Communications.

Board actions also included the board chairman passing of the gavel from Haney to Holcomb.

For more information, visit


(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.