Leadership

Leadership – Opportunities to Grow

Leadership – Opportunities to Grow

There are numerous opportunities for women to develop their leadership skills within the Business Women of Fayette and Coweta.  We invite everyone, from the newest member, to the most long-serving members to take on roles as they are interested.

Our Executive Board consists of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Member-At-Large, Membership Chair, Marketing Chair and Visitor Chair.  These roles are filled by members with at least one year of service to the organization.

We also have Cause chairs and each cause has committee members.  We invite and encourage newer members to serve on a committee to learn more about the organization and network with other members.

Jennifer Lunsford – President

Jennifer is passionate about health and the effect nutrition has a person’s wellbeing. In 2018, she became a certified health coach with a focus on nutrition using a program she personally used to clean up her eating habits as well as fix a negative mindset towards food and her long term health. 
 
In addition to helping others discover their health and wellness goals, she is a full-time student at the University of Georgia Griffin Campus pursuing a major in Psychology. 
 
Since joining the BWFC in 2014, Jennifer has been a board member since 2015 and has served on several committees for the BWFC causes and was named the 2018 BWFC Business Woman of the Year. Through the BWFC, Jennifer says she has found purpose in serving her community, “When I attended my first O Christmas Tea event a few years ago, I knew I wanted to be a part of this organization because of the heart women have to give back to our community. I have grown professionally by making connections in the BWFC but more importantly, I am blessed to be a part of this organization and to have the opportunities to give back to the women and children in our beautiful community.”
 
Jennifer lives in Fayetteville with her husband Jason. They enjoy going to the UGA football games in the Fall, traveling to the mountains in Tennessee or to the beautiful beaches of Jekyll Island. You can also find them golfing around Peachtree City to relax and spend time with friends.

Missy Brazier Johnson – Vice-President

Cheri Scranage – Secretary

Cheri Scranage, Associate Broker at Harry Norman, Realtors, is devoted to protecting her buyer and seller clients from themselves in their real estate transaction. With over 20 years of experience she prides herself in providing knowledge and guidance that she has honed through continuing education. Her designations include CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist), GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute) and AHWD (At Home With Diversity) to name a few. She has a true pulse of the real estate market on the south side of Atlanta and focuses her attention on residential real estate in Fayette, Coweta and the surrounding areas.

Cheri had held several leadership positions during her career to include President of Fayette County Board of Realtors and Women’s Council of Realtors, Fayette Chapter. She has a passion for volunteering and enjoys giving back.

Kim Fourman – Treasurer

Kimberly Fourman is a CPA at Loggins, Kern, & McCombs CPAs.  She is originally from Westfield, New Jersey and started her career teaching high school math at Jonesboro High School in Jonesboro, GA.  In 2011 she changed careers to accounting and went on to earn her CPA license.  Kim lives in Tyrone, GA with her husband Brian, and their four little tax credits , Kelly, Matthew, Hannah, and Andrew.  Other than sitting in the stands cheering on her kids’ basketball games, Kim’s favorite activity is traveling with her family.  Her favorite trip was a trip this past summer to the Grand Canyon.

Connie Durham – Member At-Large

Connie is currently a certified Speaker & Trainer with the John Maxwell Team specializing in DISC, Communication & Leadership skills through workshops, masterminds & online training.

Her Passion for DISC Behavior Styles blossomed in 2004 when she attended a TTI Train the Trainer Event with Completive Edge in Peachtree City. 

She uses her 21 years of Leadership in Direct Sells, where she won 2 cars, 7 diamond rings & a plethora of prizes & Company Private Parties, like the Atlanta Aquarium & Universal Studios California, to encourage others.

 She has served in the Fayette County Chamber, American Business Women Association and Business Women Fayette Coweta.

Connie’s Goal is to Inspire & Ignites New Life & Energy in people through Proven & Tested Concepts.  

www.conniescleverconcepts.com 

www.johnmaxwellgroup.com/conniedurham 

Karen Koenig – Member At-Large, The Gathering Chair

 

Marcie Bayne, Membership Chair

Marcie is an independent consultant with Beautycounter, which allows her to work from my home and set her own schedule. She began her business in March 2018 after using the products for a little while. Advocating to have safer products is what finally helped her choose Beautycounter.

In 2013, she retired from a 25-year career and began her own fund-raising consulting business, which she ran successfully until she left California for Georgia in August of 2017.  She moved here because most of her family is here and she wanted to be with her mom and watch grand-nieces and grand-nephews grow up.

In California, she was the president of our local Kiwanis and within that organization raised thousands of dollars in support of students and other non-profits. She served as the secretary for the Asian American Chamber of Commerce and on the board for over two years. She was selected and appointed to serve on many city (Stockton, CA) committees. She loves to give back to the community where she lives and does business.

Kim Larson, Marketing Chair

Maria Vigil After successfully growing and managing multiple medical practices during a 30 year career, Kim Larson and her husband, Lincoln, began teaching relationship marketing to business owners to help increase client retention and referrals with a simple, cost-effective system. She is the founder of Women Entrepreneurs Rock the World, a FB group for women entrepreneurs to share and encourage the growth of their businesses. Kim and Lincoln are also the co-founders of 100 Who Care of South Atlanta, a group of local concerned citizens who meet quarterly and provide $100 each to a nominated local charity, resulting in a $10,000 donation to that charity. You can learn more about Kim at www.theappreciation.coach

Dina Dennis, Social Media Chair

Dina is a local travel agent with Cruise Land & Sea, a franchisee of Cruise Planners. In her 30 + years of service-oriented business, her objective has always been to create a seamless experience for her clients. Being a travel advisor is no different. It brings her great joy to plan an encounter for her clients that allows them to immerse themselves in other cultures around the world. Her specialty is creating custom vacations tailored to each client. Whether boarding a cruise ship, embarking on a safari or doing a self-drive through Italy she will do the work to make sure your adventure is everything you dreamed.

Dina joined the BWFC in 2018 and serves as the Social Media Chair, handling all facets of social media. She also serves as Co-Chair of the O Christmas Tea Gala and is also a part of the silent auction committee.

Dina has lived in Senoia with her husband Buddy for the past 18 years and they have three grown children and two grandchildren.  She loves to travel, read, and spend time with her family. You can contact Dina at dinadennis.cruiselandandsea.com

Patti Kadkhodaian – Visitor Chair

As an Executive Director of The John Maxwell Team, Patti is certified to facilitate, speak, train and coach individuals and groups in the areas of leadership development, professional skills and personal growth. Trained and mentored by John Maxwell and mentors of his world-class faculty, she is equipped with the tools, resources and experience to help you and your team improve your productivity, performance and profitability. Whether you are looking for a facilitator for group workshops, corporate training in leadership, speaking, sales, or coaching skills for your leaders, or a speaker for your next event, she has access to exclusive content that is only available through a certified Executive Director of the John Maxwell Team to help you reach your goals and objectives.

Being in business for over 25 years with three different businesses, Patti knows, firsthand, the inner workings of developing a profitable business and building a thriving team.  LEAD yourself and GROW strong teams for RICH results, hence the name of her company, LEAD GROW RICH.  She is also involved as the VP of the Kadkhodaian family-owned golf cart dealership, GOLF RIDER with a focus on marketing & team training.

Patti co-founded the Business Women of Fayette & Coweta as well as serving on the Board as President and Secretary. She is currently the Visitors Chair.

For over 20 years, Patti and her husband Frank have called Fayette County home.  They have four grown sons and look forward to what each new day brings.

Maria Vigil – Website Chair

Maria Vigil is President and Founder of VProVantage, LLC and the Past-President and former Treasurer of the BWFC.   She was selected as the BWFC 2017 Women of the Year.  Maria’s experience spans 3 decades where she started her career in employee benefits as an Enrolled Actuary and Pension Consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers (formerly Coopers & Lybrand). She has been a business owner in the financial services industry since 1986 and launched VProVantage in 2004 providing small business accounting and business advisory services throughout the metro Atlanta area. Maria is passionate about small business. She says “It is very fulfilling to see small businesses succeed and the BWFC gives me the opportunity to work with so many great women who are successful and give back to the community.” Maria resides in Decatur with two of her four children and has two grown children who reside in Washington DC and Richmond, Va. She enjoys the symphony, singing, fine dining and crochet.  You can learn more about Maria at www.vprovantage.com.

Ellie White-Stevens, O Christmas Tea Chair

Ellie White-Stevens Ellie White-Stevens started her career as an international journalist for Operation Mobilization. After three years in nonprofit corporate communications, Ellie transitioned to The Citizen, where she became their top salesperson. Eight years ago, Ellie branched out on her own to start the marketing agency that has become Dirt1x which stands for Do It Right The 1st Time.

Ellie assists small businesses with growth strategies through her Sustainable Marketing System. Her team creates compelling sales materials and brands that last. She can craft a story. Create a tagline. Build a website. And still have time for community leadership and networking.
Ellie was the first Young Professional of the Year for the Fayette Chamber. Ellie is a member and coach with PowerCore. A past Business Women of Fayette and Coweta Business Woman of the Year, she served as President for two years. Currently, she is the BWFC Marketing Chair. Each year Ellie chairs the O Christmas Tea committee and has raised over $113,000 in the last eight years, all to help the victims of domestic violence.

 

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