Joel Gross Chairman, Founder of Sticky Business (Retired)
Gross is the founder of Sticky Business, a graphic installation, design and large format printing company. He also is a founding member of the United Applications Standards Group (UASG), a trade association of 3M certified graphic installation companies serving two terms on the board of directors. Gross is a founding member, current board member and past president of Conley Area Business Association (CABA).
Wayne Smith Vice Chairman, CEO at FEPCO Container
Smith is currently part-owner of WPS TEAM Logistics, Inc., the owner, and general manager of G & W Properties Group, LLC and the majority owner of AAA Truck Sales, Inc. Smith was formerly the founder and President of FEPCO Container, Inc. and he has more than 50 years of experience in the trucking industry. He is also involved in a variety of organizations including being a founding member and current President of the Conley Area Business Association, Inc. (CABA).
Rob Roark Secretary and Treasurer, VP at All South Warehouse
Roark is vice president and general manager of All South Warehouse, a distribution center that provides 3PL logistics, food warehousing, distribution, product warehousing and labeling. He is also the secretary and treasurer for the Metro South CID and vice president of the Conley Area Business Association (CABA).
Beverly Dabney Board Member, Community Relations Manager at H.E.H. Paving
Dabney is a nationally respected financial literacy expert with more than 40 years in banking, community development and financial literacy work. Currently,
Dabney is providing consulting services to businesses in metro Atlanta, including H.E.H. Paving. She focuses on clients that are in the transportation, housing, food and beverage, construction and engineering sectors.
Fabrizio Garcia Board Member, Process and Technology Manager at McKenney's
Fabrizio has worked at McKenney’s, a mechanical contracting company, since 2009. He is a Process and Technology Manager for their Building Services Division in Atlanta and Charlotte.
He is the MSCID’s appointment for the Conservancy board. He is a soon-to-be member of the MSCID board. As an avid biker, he enjoys riding the Michelle Obama Trail, and he spends lots of time at Intrenchment Creek greenspace.
Melinda Bray Board Member, CFO of Springs & Suspension, Co-Owner of JM Bray Services
Melinda is the CFO of Springs & Suspension and Co-Owner of JM Bray Services. She retired from her nursing career in 2015 to assist her husband with their companies. Springs & Suspension is a heavy-duty truck repair shop with two locations in Conley, Georgia.
John Kranjc Executive Director (emeritus), Director of Manufacturing at Lonza (Retired)
Kranjc serves as executive director for Metro South CID as well as Secretary-Treasurer for the Conley Area Business Association (CABA). He has worked in various manufacturing assignments in the chemical industry throughout the eastern United States with Olin Chemicals and its spin-off company Arch Chemicals, retiring as Director of Manufacturing and Supply Chain for Arch Wood Protection in 2013. John has also served on various charitable organization boards such as the United Way in the communities he has worked and served as president of the Cleveland, Tennessee Associated Industries.
Larry Kaiser Executive Director of MSCID
Lawrence K. Kaiser, PE, with 35-years of civil engineering experience, is President of Collaborative Infrastructure Services, Inc. (CIS). CIS specializes in program management, project engineering and construction management services for horizontal and vertical infrastructure for public and private sector clients, including infrastructure planning and construction grant procurement and administration, and development and building inspections and reviews. The firm also provides engineering consultation and formation development services for several metro Atlanta Community Improvement Districts, and he serves as executive director for Metro South CID.
Kaiser received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Purdue University, an M.S. in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech, and is a registered Civil Engineer in Georgia. He is married to his wife, Zahra for 38 years and has two daughters, Sheila and Roxanne, who are graduates of the Georgia Institute of Technology.