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

2019GWBCBoardATLANTA, June 5, 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


The Greater Women’s Business Council, Inc. (GWBC) is a not-for-profit organization that provides nationally-recognized certification through its Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) network, innovative programming and value-driven events customized to the unique needs of women business owners (WBEs) in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. GWBC’s constituency is comprised of more than 1,000 certified WBEs, dozens of corporate member partners, government entities and business alliances united to inspire, engage and empower women-owned businesses. A Regional Partner Organization of WBENC, GWBC is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with a satellite office in Charlotte, North Carolina. Learn more at

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