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 - Gift Shop / 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 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

Board Chair

Kathleen Reed

Kathleen Reed

Immediate Past Chair

Jane Dixon

Jane Dixon

Vice Chair

William Back

Secretary

Marcy Williams

Treasurer

Dena Abell

Dena Abell

Board Director

Harry Abell

Harry Abell

Board Director

heath cloud

Heath Cloud

Board Director

Carey Fauscett Anderson

Carey Fauscett-Anderson

Board Director

stacey prater

Stacey Prater

Board Director

John Rollins

John Rollins

Board Director

Committee Chairs

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
Carey Fauscett-Anderson

Charity Barton

Tourism

Charity Barton, chair
William Back
Carey Fauscett-Anderson
Tom Pounds
Dan Zink