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1902 building drawing

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OCAF Board Elections, 2017 Nominees

New Board Nominees:

Ryan Hammock

Market President, Wells Fargo Bank N.A.

Ryan brings over 13 years of diversified financial services experience to his Market President position. Having worked in multiple business lines within Wells Fargo, his current position provides direct oversight to all Wells Fargo Business Banking operations throughout a 10 county region surrounding Athens-Oconee Counties. He is an active member in The Rotary Club of Athens, active with The United Way of Northeast Georgia, and recently rolled off the Georgia Junior Chamber of Commerce board. He holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of North Georgia and his MBA from The University of Georgia.

Ryan and his wife, Jenny, and son Cooper live in Oconee County. They are also expecting their 2nd child in August.


Tommy Warren

System Administrator, Stadion Money Management

Fine Art Photographer

As the System Administrator at Stadion Money Management in Watkinsville, I am responsible for all computer systems, network infrastructure, and security. I have been with Stadion for 11 years. While working at Stadion, I made my part-time hobby of backpacking into a second job in 2014, forming TWP Adventure Company, and guiding summer tours in Iceland. As part of the tours, I am able to incorporate my love of photography, leading hands-on education for new and experienced photographers. In the evenings and weekends, I provide photography and aerial drone footage for local real estate agent listings. I have displayed fine art photography in the OCAF gallery, and several local Watkinsville/Athens restaurants.

At home, I created a custom brewhouse, and enjoy putting together new recipes and brewing award-winning beer for my friends. When I’m not brewing, I am building furniture or other woodworking items. My wife Anna and I have been married for 19 years, all but two spent in the Watkinsville area. We have two daughters, Madi (16) and Emma (13).


Returning Board Member Nominees:

Rosemary Stancil - BOD Member
Author, Retired Food Professional
Yvonne Studevan - BOD Member
Artist, Retired Educator


Current OCAF Board of Directors, 2016 - 2017

B. Amrey Harden  - Chairman  
President & CEO, Oconee State Bank  

Stacy Koffman - Vice Chairman
Professor of Art, University of North Georgia

Michael J. McCleary - Treasurer
Attorney, Fortson Bentley and Griffin, P.A.
Audrone Kirschner - Secretary 

Dr. Jason L. Branch  - BOD Member  
Superintendent, Oconee County Schools

Bess Carter - BOD Member
Art Educator, High Shoals Elementary - Oconee County
Mary Lillie Watson  - BOD Member
Retired Finacial Advisor 

Lisa Douglas - BOD Member
Owner, Hedgerow Farm

Robert Elkins - BOD Member
Retired Attorney

Brian J. LaHaie - BOD Member  
Tenured Associate Professor, UGA College of Environment and Design

Laura Leiden - BOD Member 
Real Estate Broker, Laura Leiden Homes / Keller Williams Realty 

Ruth Parsons - BOD Member
Owner, The Parsons Agency

Rosemary Stancil - BOD Member
Author, Retired Food Professional

Yvonne Studevan - BOD Member
Artist, Retired Educator

Eadaoin Walsh-Waller - BOD Member
Attorney, Andersen Tate & Carr 

Mark G. Whipkey - BOD Member 
Business Consultant, Athens GA