Board of Directors


The Wren's Nest Board of Directors 2020

  • Chairman, Phil Walsh, Chamblee, GA
    partner, Deloitte accounting and management firm

  • Treasurer, DeWitt Rogers, Decatur, GA 
    retired partner, Troutman Sanders law firm; adjunct law professor, Emory University. Chair, finance committee

  • Secretary, Jim Auchmutey, Atlanta, GA
    author and former reporter at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Chair, communications and events committee

  • Dean Baker, Atlanta, GA
    architectural historian; president, Big RIG architecture and planning

  • Joe Doyle, Atlanta, GA
    retired CEO and state and federal government official. Chair, constituency committee; co-chair, house and grounds committee

  • John Florence, Hartsville, SC
    vice president and general counsel, Sonoco consumer packaging company; Joel Chandler Harris family member

  • Ann Hill-Bond, Atlanta, GA
    communications consultant and community relations specialist

  • Lisa Gable, Norcross, GA
    partner and co-founder, Robertson & Gable law firm

  • Bem Joiner, Atlanta, GA
    co-founder, Atlanta Influences Everything brand and creative consultancy

  • Marquise "Tony" McNeal, Atlanta, GA
    president West End Neighborhood Development civic group

  • David Mitchell, Atlanta, GA
    operations director, Atlanta Preservation Center; Co-chair, house and grounds committee

  • Ellen Surber-Simpson, Atlanta, GA
    co-publisher, Atlanta Airport Publications

  • Garth Snider, Smyrna, GA
    chief operating officer, Humphries & Co. general contractors

  • Sally Stapleton, Brookhaven, GA
    independent software consultant, former project manager with SunTrust bank

  • King Williams, Atlanta, GA
    documentary filmmaker and writer


Advisory Council Members 2020

  • Bill Balzer, Atlanta, GA
    retired UPS executive, philanthropist

  • Linda Harris, Decatur, GA
    assistant city manager, Decatur; former Wren’s Nest board member; Joel Chandler Harris family member

  • Henry Parkman, Decatur, GA
    attorney, Eversheds Sutherland; former Wren’s Nest board chairman

  • Annette Shakespeare, Tucker GA
    retired office administrator/bookkeeper, bassist in rock ‘n roll band; Joel Chandler Harris family member

  • Lain Shakespeare, Atlanta, GA
    director of corporate citizenship, Mailchimp email marketing services; former Wren’s Nest executive director; Joel Chandler Harris family member

  • Frampton Simons, Atlanta, GA
    retired businessman; former Wren’s Nest board member

  • Michael Simpson, Atlanta, GA
    co-publisher, Atlanta Airport Publications

  • Eugene Surber, Atlanta, GA
    architect; former Wren’s Nest board member

  • Marshall Thomas, Atlanta, GA
    agent, Rusurgens Risk Management insurance; former Wren’s Nest board chairman

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