Board of Directors

Spirit of Atlanta Inc. is the Georgia-based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation that operates Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corps.  It is governed by a Board of Directors who provide oversight, strategic planning, and financial stewardship for the corps.  The Board operates multiple committees which are focused on specific operational areas of oversight.


George Dickinson – Board President

Manager Business Development, Caliche Development Partners

SOA Percussion

COMMITTEES: All committees

AshleyKen Ashley – Board VP

Executive Director, Cushman & Wakefield

SOA Baritone 1984-1985

COMMITTEES: Governance | Giving

TisingerJoel Tisinger – Board Secretary

Tisinger Vance PC, Attys at Law

SOA Percussion 1992

COMMITTEES: Governance | HR/Legal/Risk


Sameed Afghani

Vice President and General Manager

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

COMMITTEES: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Forward March



Jennifer McKeehan

Senior Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain at Peloton Interactive

COMMITTEES: Forward March



John Black, MD

Piedmont Radiology

SOA Soprano 1977-1980

COMMITTEES: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Medical/Safety/Wellness


Paul England

Director of Channel Solutions, SNA Displays

SOA Percussion 1989

COMMITTEES: Friends and Alumni Engagement and Fundraising


Dr. Jake Levy 

Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Tennessee

The Cavaliers 1991, Baritone

COMMITTEES: Medical/Safety/Wellness


Greg Lowe

Senior Data Architect


COMMITTEES: Fundraising and DCI Shows


Dr. C J Rolison

Northeast Georgia Physicians Group

Spirit of Atlanta Percussion

COMMITTEES: Medical/Safety/Wellness


Jared Smith

Senior Consultant Ellucian

SOA ContraBass




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Spirit of Atlanta Inc. is currently seeking to expand our Board of Directors.  We are particularly interested in interviewing and vetting candidates with experience and skills in certain areas:

  • Human Resources
  • Accounting
  • Risk Management
  • Fundraising and Development

For more information about the application process and criteria for qualification, email