Our Team

Staff

Sandy White - President & CEO

Sandy has over thirty years of experience in leadership positions in the tourism and hospitality arena with a major emphasis on marketing and public relations, tourism, customer service, hospitality, as well as downtown and community development.

Sandy has contributed to the success of several Georgia organizations as Executive Director of  Washington-Wilkes County Tourism, Main Street & Chamber of Commerce;  Hinesville-Liberty County Tourism & Main Street; and Hawkinsville-Pulaski Economic Development, Chamber of Commerce and Main Street.  Most recently, she managed Visitor Services for the Greater Sitka Chamber of Commerce & Visit Sitka in Sitka, Alaska.

Sandy has advocated for economic vitality for businesses and activities, all the while striving for balance between the needs of the residents and those of the visitors. “I’m excited to be joining the Dade County community.  By bringing people from all walks of life and different skill sets together for a common goal, you can help preserve and share the richness of the community and its special heritage with the world.”

Patricia Cloud - Welcome Center Manager

A long-time resident of Dade County, Patricia’s bubbly personality will welcome tourists and Dade residents alike to the Alliance Welcome Center and provide them with information about places to see, where to stay, and spots to eat.  

Patricia has a solid background in customer service with experience as an insurance agent, administrative assistant, and paraprofessional in the Dade County School System.  Most recently, she taught English online, working with students around the world.

Stop by the Welcome Center and say “hello” to Patricia sometime soon!

Darlene Carlson - Gallery / Finance Manager

As a five+ year resident of Dade County, Darlene has immersed herself in Dade’s culture and retro vibe! Knowledgeable about the many adventures this area offers, Darlene looks forward to helping both travelers and residents alike experience the cornerstone of Georgia.

As the recently retired executive director of the Chattanooga Audubon Society, Darlene has specialty skill sets in financial management and retail store supervision. Darlene will operate the Alliance Gallery/Gift Shop, as well as manage bookkeeping for the organization.

Darlene would love to meet you—So please stop by and say “hi” soon!

Board of Directors

George Williams

George Williams

Community Volunteer
Board Chair

Kathleen Reed

Kathleen Reed

Deputy Clerk, City of Trenton
Immediate Past Chair

Jane Dixon

Jane Dixon

Retired Educator
Vice Chair

William Back

Manley,Back & Duncan
Secretary

Marcy Williams

Community Volunteer
Treasurer

Dena Abell

Dena Abell

Community Volunteer
Board Director

Harry Abell

Harry Abell

Community Volunteer
Board Director

heath cloud

Heath Cloud

Loan Officer, Citizen’s Bank & Trust
Board Director

carey fauscett anderson

Carey Fauscett-Anderson

PIO, Dade County
Board Director

josh

Josh Ingle

Superintendent, Dade County Schools
Board Director

hans

Han Pfunder

COO, Trenton Pressing
Board Director

stacey

Stacey Prater

Supervisor, CIGNA Insurance
Board Director

John Rollins

Health & Safety Manager, Integer
Board Director

Committees

Committees are the lifeblood of the Alliance!  If you are interested in helping out in any of these areas, please call the Alliance at 706.657.4488 or email us at welcome@alliancefordade.com to get contact information for a Committee Chair. 

John Rollins

Economic Development

John Rollins, Chair
William Back

Marcy Williams

Finance

Marcy Williams, Chair
Jane Dixon
George Williams

Sue Gridley

Public Arts

Sue Gridley, chair
William Back
Darlene Carlson
Bonnie Cayce
Carey Fauscett-Anderson
Jayne Jarrett-James

Carey Fauscett Anderson

Tourism

Carey Anderson, chair
William Back