Board of Directors

Spirit of Atlanta Inc. is the Georgia-based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation that operates Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corps.  It is governed by a Board of Directors who provide oversight, strategic planning, and financial stewardship for the corps.  The Board operates multiple committees which are focused on specific operational areas of oversight.

GeorgeShane George – Board President

Systems Engineer, Lockheed-Martin Corporation

Percussion 1992-1997, Madison Scouts 1997

COMMITTEES: All committees


CoxPaul Cox – Board VP

Production Manager, 84 Lumber

SOA Bass Drum 1991

COMMITTEES: Operations | DCI Shows


BarronTyler Barron – Board Treasurer

Financial Applications Consultant

SOA ContraBass 2000-2004, BD 2005-2006

COMMITTEES: Finance |HR/Legal/Risk


TisingerJoel Tisinger – Board Secretary

Deputy General Counsel, Greenway Health LLC

SOA Percussion 1992

COMMITTEES: Governance | HR/Legal/Risk


AshleyKen Ashley

Executive Director, Cushman & Wakefield

SOA Baritone 1984-1985

COMMITTEES: Governance | Giving


George Dickinson

Independent Consultant in Operations, Finance, and Risk.

SOA Percussion

COMMITTEES: Governance


Paul England

Director of Channel Solutions, SNA Displays

SOA Percussion 1989



GossBryant Goss

District Sales Manager, Panalpina

SOA Soprano 1982

COMMITTEES: Operations


GribbleGary Gribble

Band Director at Pope High School, Cobb Co. GA

SOA Soprano 1977 – 1979

COMMITTEES: Education/Community  Outreach


Brooke Howe

Senior Aerospace Engineer

SOA Colorguard 2003-2006

COMMITTEES: Giving, Alumni


Bucky Johnson

Mayor, City of Norcross

Former Director, GT Athletic Bands

COMMITTEES: Governance |Events


Ashley Lesko, PhD. 

President, Square Peg Solutions

GA Tech, MIT, Sullivan University



Dr. Jake Levy 

Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Tennessee

The Cavaliers 1991, Baritone

COMMITTEES: Medical/Safety/Wellness


Greg Lowe

Senior Data Architect, Belk




MasonWilliam “Paul” Mason, Esquire

Managing Partner, Mason Bahr LLP

SOA Quad1980, Snare1981



Michael McAdams

Managing Principal, Acacia Investment Partners LLC

Anaheim Kingsmen 1972-1974



Jeff Nelson

President, Lonestar Percussion

SOA Snare 1979-1981, Blue Devils 1982.



Dr. C J Rolison

Northeast Georgia Physicians Group

Spirit of Atlanta Percussion

COMMITTEES: Medical/Safety/Wellness


rowellBeau Rowell

Managing Director, Risk International

SOA Percussion 1985 – 1987



Duane Still

Senior VP Finance, CSM Bakery Solutions

SOA Drum Major, 1977

COMMITTEES: Giving, Governance

Friends of Spirit is currently seeking to expand our Board of Directors.  We are particularly interested in interviewing and vetting candidates with experience and skills in certain areas:

  • Medical and Physical Training
  • Human Resources
  • Fundraising and Development
  • Music Education

For more information about the application process and criteria for qualification, email