• Joel Gross
    Joel Gross Chairman, Founder, Sticky Business

    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
    Wayne Smith Vice Chairman, President Emeritus, 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).

  • John Kranjc
    John Kranjc Executive Director, Director of Manufacturing, Lonza

    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
    Larry Kaiser Executive Director

    Lawrence K. Kaiser, PE, is the President of Collaborative Infrastructure Services, Inc. (CIS). His firm specializes in program management, project engineering and construction management services for horizontal and vertical infrastructure for public and private sector clients. The firm also provides engineering consultation and “formation development” for several Community Improvement Districts in the metro area. Lawrence Kaiser has practiced in the field of civil engineering for thirty-five years. 

    Prior to incorporating CIS in 2006, Kaiser served in the public sector for sixteen (16) years in an appointed role as the Director of Public Works, Director of Planning & Engineering and General Manager of Capital & Community Improvements for the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners. 

    Mr. Kaiser has served on a number of State appointed committee assignments; Governor Barnes “Clean Water Initiative” and the “Stormwater Advisory” committees. In Gwinnett County, he served on the 2005 and the 2008 SPLOST Citizen Committees.  Mr. Kaiser has authored articles on Qualifications-Based Selection for Engineering Services, professionalism in civil engineering and Chapter 14 of the Association of County Commissioners Georgia Public Works Handbook. He has been a guest lecturer at Georgia Tech on land use and transportation. He was selected for the Atlanta Regional Commission’s “Regional Leadership Institute” in 2002, the “Institute Georgia Environmental Leadership” in 2006 and the Paul Coverdell Leadership Institute as a member of the 2005 class.  He served in an elected role as District Supervisor for the Gwinnett County Soil and Water Commission from 2000 to 2016. He is a Foundation Board Member for the Walk of Heroes Veterans Park in Rockdale County. 

    Mr. Kaiser received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech and he is a registered Civil Engineer in the State of Georgia. He has been married to his wife, Zaddy, for 37 years and they have two daughters, Sheila and Roxanne; both of which are graduates from Georgia Tech. Larry and his family have resided in Grayson for 34 years. 




  • Rob Roark
    Rob Roark Secretary and Treasurer, Vice President, 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).

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  • Beverly Dabney
    Beverly Dabney Board Member, Community Relations Manager, 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.

  • Ryan Millsap
    Ryan Millsap Board Member, Chairman and CEO, Blackhall Studios

    Millsap is the chairman and CEO of Blackhall Studios and the founder and CEO of Irinda Capital Management, LLC. In his role as chairman and CEO at Blackhall, Millsap oversees the long- and short-term strategy of the film and TV studios, staying involved on a daily basis to provide leadership and direction for the company and its assets.

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