Board of Directors

Matthew Howell

Alston & Bird LLP

Matthew Howell is a Partner in Alston & Bird’s IP Litigation Group. He represents companies in federal courts across the country and before the International Trade Commission, Federal Circuit, and Patent Trials and Appeals Board, where he both enforces and defends his clients’ IP rights, particularly patents. Despite majoring in Physics, Matthew specializes in technology from the chemical, biological and pharmaceutical arts. Matthew also has a robust pro bono practice and was recognized with the 2020 IP Community Service Award by the Georgia IP Alliance.

President

Tennell Lockett

Townsend & Lockett, LLC

Tennell Lockett

Townsend & Lockett, LLC
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Keishan J. Davis

Townes Davis & Associates, LLC

Keishan J. Davis

Townes Davis & Associates, LLC
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Vice President

Sam G. Nicholson

Nicholson Revell, LLC., Gateway Professional Center, Augusta Bar Association

Sam G. Nicholson

Nicholson Revell, LLC., Gateway Professional Center, Augusta Bar Association
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President Elect

Seth Bruckner

United Parcel Service (UPS), Corporate Legal Department

Seth Bruckner

United Parcel Service (UPS), Corporate Legal Department
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Vice President

Patrick J. Davenport

Economic Justice Coalition

Patrick J. Davenport

Economic Justice Coalition
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Treasurer

Laverne L. Gaskins

Law Office of Laverne Lewis Gaskins, P.C.

Laverne L. Gaskins

Law Office of Laverne Lewis Gaskins, P.C.
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Secretary

Nyonnohweah S. Seekie

The Seekie Law Firm, Macon Bar Association

Nyonnohweah S. Seekie

The Seekie Law Firm, Macon Bar Association
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Member-at-Large

Terence Dicks

Client Representative

Member-at-Large

Marquetta J. Bryan

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP

Marquetta J. Bryan

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
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Venzella Stowers

Venzella Stowers

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Hon. Susan S. Cole

Gainesville-Northeastern Circuit Bar Association

Hon. Susan S. Cole

Gainesville-Northeastern Circuit Bar Association
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George P. (“Pete”) Donaldson, III

Perry & Walters, Dougherty Circuit Bar Association

George P. (“Pete”) Donaldson, III

Perry & Walters, Dougherty Circuit Bar Association
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Carla N. Gervin

Client Representative

Carla N. Gervin

Client Representative
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Gregory L. Williams, Jr.

Community Action Activist

Gregory L. Williams, Jr.

Community Action Activist
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Terry Leighton Miller

Mitchell & Mitchell PC, Conasauga Circuit Bar Association

Terry Leighton Miller

Mitchell & Mitchell PC, Conasauga Circuit Bar Association
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NaTasha Gray

Client Representative

NaTasha Gray

Client Representative
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Gwyn Newsom

Gwyn Newsom Law, LLC, Columbus Bar Association

Gwyn Newsom

Gwyn Newsom Law, LLC, Columbus Bar Association
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Melissa Reese Cruthirds

Compass Law Group, Glynn County Bar Association

Melissa Reese Cruthirds

Compass Law Group, Glynn County Bar Association
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William “Bert” Gregory

William H. Gregory, LLC

William “Bert” Gregory

William H. Gregory, LLC
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Ursula Becker

Client Representative

Melissia Ann Arnold

Dougherty County
Neighborhood Service Center

Julia H. Sullivan

The Sullivan Law Firm, Savannah Bar Association

Julia H. Sullivan

The Sullivan Law Firm, Savannah Bar Association
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Darrell Sutton

Sutton Law Group

Darrell Sutton

Sutton Law Group
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Suzanne Werner

The Coca-Cola Company

Suzanne Werner

The Coca-Cola Company
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Rev. Ezekiel Holley

Georgia Clients Council

Venzella Stowers

Venzella Stowers

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