Taking on the role of chair of the 15-member board will be Mitzi Moore of Marietta, while the role of vice chair will go to Debbie Underkoffler of Marietta.
“We are very fortunate to have board members with a variety of talents, extensive public service experience, and a commitment to excellence in education,” said Ron Newcomb, president of Chattahoochee Technical College. “The expertise and commitment of Ms. Moore and Ms. Underkoffler will be great assets to the college as we work to accomplish next year’s goals.”
Also at the meeting, Swoop the Golden Eagle presented 2011-12 Board Chairwoman Pam Carnes with a Golden Eagle statue in honor of her service to the college. Carnes, who is also president and CEO of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, will retire her seat as chair June 30.
“As she has always been very supportive of the college’s athletics program, we had Swoop — the school’s mascot — surprise her with the token of thanks,” said Rebecca Long, spokeswoman for the college.
Carnes has spoken at the last two graduations and introduced the key speakers, helped lead a tour by the state board of several campuses, led seminars for faculty and staff and participated in many other activities with the college, Long said.
As for the new members, Moore is the owner, founder and president of Sundial Plumbing Services, a full-service plumbing contractor firm. A member of the Division of Master and Journeyman Plumbers of the Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board, her responsibilities encompass the general day-to-day management of Sundial Plumbing Services, a company of 50 employees and 32 trucks.
Moore has served on various local boards and has received numerous awards and honors, including recently being recognized as one of four Georgians regarded as GeorgiaTrend’s 2012 Power Women. She will serve as Chattahoochee Technical College board chair for a one-year term from July 1 to June 30, 2013.
Underkoffler is the president of North Georgia Staffing in Kennesaw, which provides full-service staffing for virtually every kind of business. She has more than 15 years experience as a staffing professional. She and her husband, Larry, live in Marietta.
Chattahoochee Technical College’s board serves both in a community advisory capacity and in a limited administrative capacity, performing certain oversight responsibilities as designated by state board policy.
The local board is comprised of members from the business and industrial communities from six counties in the service area, including Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Gilmer, Paulding and Pickens counties.
Board members are selected for their experience, ability, and dedication to deal with issues that relate to the mission of the college.