The Greater Women's Business Council Announces New Board Chair and 2019 Board Members

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

The Greater Women's Business Council (GWBC) announced the appointment of Deborah Mackins, Supplier Diversity and Business Development, Georgia Power, as new board chair. Additionally, there are 20 members who are a part of the 2019 board roster.

"It's my honor and privilege to introduce Deborah Mackins as the new board chair for the Greater Women's Business Council," said Roz Lewis, GWBC president. "Deb has served on our board for three years and has a mantra for our women business enterprises, 'Don't just get certified, get involved.' Deborah certainly lives by these words and we welcome her as our 2019 - 2020 board chair."

Mackins joined Georgia Power's supplier diversity and development team in 2011.  She brings over 20 years of supply chain management and supplier diversity experience to the GWBC Board.

Mackins is the Georgia Power liaison to the Greater Women's Business Council (GWBC), Georgia Black Constructors Association (GBCA) and several business groups supporting Veteran-Owned Businesses.

2019 GWBC Board Members are:


Deborah Mackins, Chair, Georgia Power

Dr. Lissa J. Miller, 1st Vice Chair, SunTrust Bank

Tina Stevens, 2nd Vice Chair, Secondary Solutions

Stephanie Pulliam Secretary, AT&T

Livia Whisenhunt, Treasurer, PS Energy Group

Dwan H. Armstrong, Parliamentarian, The Clorox Company


Sesley Brown, Accenture

William "Bill" Haley, Aflac

Nancy Williams, ASAP Solutions Group, LLC & WeFresh, LLC

Louise Connell, BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC

Patrick Dierberger, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Kayla Dang, GMI Group, Inc.

Sheila Jordan, Knowledge Architects, LLC

Anne Marsden, Marsden Marketing

Sushumna Roy Jalajam, Softpath System

Debra White, Sonoco

Tameka Harper, The Coca-Cola Company

Evelyn Ashley, Trusted Counsel

Kathleen Marran, UPS

Tai A. Roberson, Wells Fargo

Susie Galyardt, XIOSS