2016-2017 Club President
Deborah is a co-founding partner of D-Squared Investments, LLC. She is a Certified Financial Planner and previously served as First Vice President of Morgan Keegan and Company from 2000 until the establishment of D-Squared Investments, LLC in 2012. She is active in her community. She has served as Treasurer of the Cherry Log Christian Church, Cherry Log, GA., and is currently a Board Member of the Pension Fund of the Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN.
Deborah is a mother of three children, and currently has 12 grandchildren. When her career and family aren’t keeping her busy, she enjoys golf, pickle ball, and motorcycles. And of course, their dog, Baxter!
2017-2018 President Elect & Public Relations Chair
Amanda Davis is a Mortgage Loan Officer with BB&T. She specializes in residential mortgages in in the state of Georgia, as well as surrounding States. Amanda is a long term resident of Ellijay, GA where she grew up on the family farm. She is an active member with the Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce and Fannin County Chamber of Commerce. Amanda is also a current affiliate with the Northeast Georgia Board of Realtors. She is our current Public Relations Chair and will be stepping into the presidency role on July 2017. In their spare time, Amanda and her husband J.B. enjoy spending time with their two dogs, attending local events, and traveling to new places.
2017-2018 Secretary Elect
Sandy is one of two Secretaries for the Rotary Club Blue Ridge. She has been a member since December 2015. Sandy is the Campus Director for the University of North Georgia, Blue Ridge Campus. Sandy’s a long term resident of Gilmer County, and Board Member of the Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce. Sandy and her husband Roger have 3 children, and enjoy hiking, gardening, kayaking, and watching their children play sports in their spare time.
Rotary Foundation Chair
John A. White
John White is registered as an Investment Advisor Representative and President of Financial Guideposts, an investment advisory firm in Blue Ridge, GA. With more than 45 years of experience as a financial advisor, he specializes in guiding others through the sometimes confusing process of investing in their future. He derives great satisfaction from helping his clients make smart choices as they move from one phase of life to another. When he isn’t teaching clients how to overcome their fears of financial insecurity and find peace of mind even in retirement, Mr. White enjoys hunting, fishing, and tennis. He travels often with his wife and soulmate, Kim Purser White, and is a devoted family man, with a son, stepson, and two beautiful grandchildren. Some of his favorite travel destinations include Aruba, Costa Rica, and Europe, especially Germany.
Club Programs Chairs
A.D. Frazier was an American business executive. Frazier served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games. He has held executive positions with INVESCO, Caremark, Gold Kist, and Danka Business Systems. He served for six years as an officer in the US Army Reserve. Clair is the former marketing director of Lease Plan USA. She is the Co-Chair of Friends of Prentice with North Western Memorial Hospital and a Trustee of Young Harris College. She currently serves on the following committees for Young Harris: Executive committee, Development committee, and Student Affairs Committee. AD and his wife, Clair are residents of Mineral Bluff, GA. They are retired and just enjoying family and the mountains. They are currently on the Rotary Club of Blue Ridge Board as the Club Program Chairs.
Community Service Chair
Leland is a retired banking executive and insurance agency owner and is enjoying a relaxing social life like only the retired can.